Howling Mountain Blues

Howling Mountain Blues

by Ricky Bush

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Howling Mountain Blues by Ricky Bush

When hotshot blues guitarist Wyatt "Earp" Ringold hires The Repeaters to back him up at a blues festival in Belize, Mitty Andersen and Pete Bolden expect to find fun in the sun. What they don't expect is notorious racketeer and blues enthusiast Big Bossman, who is anxiously awaiting their arrival.

The Bossman conducts his illicit activities from a hideaway in the jungles of Howling Mountain. A botched kidnapping has recently put him on the wrong side of a Mexican drug cartel, and he hopes to rectify the situation by mixing business with pleasure at the blues festival.

Knowing that trouble always follows Mitty and Pete, ATF agent Lenora Charles insists on tagging along for security detail. When she warns them that something doesn't quite seem right in paradise, the laid-back band members don't take her instincts seriously--leading to another kidnapping. Can the crime fighting bluesmen pull off a dangerous rescue mission in time?

This thrilling sequel to "River Bottom Blues" and "The Devil's Blues" is sure to satisfy your taste for crime and the blues.

"Fans of Elmore Leonard will find a lot to like in Ricky Bush's work. Howling Mountain Blues features the type of incompetent bad guys that figure prominently in Leonard's books, with the dialogue to match. A band of blues-playing good guys, the son of a wealthy oilman for kidnap bait, and the exotic setting of Belize give you a caper worth reading. Fast-paced and fun, this story rolls along on the rhythm of rollicking blues music. Highly recommended!" -- J.E. Seymour, author of Lead Poisoning and Stress Fractures

"Bush achieves a perfect trifecta of humor, mayhem, and music in the third installment of the Crime Fighting Bluesman series, skillfully weaving suspense, the blues, and tribute band banter in this tale of an unexpected kidnapping south of the border." -- Jennifer Leeper, author of Padre: The Narrowing Path

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151521338
Publisher: Barking Rain Press
Publication date: 04/04/2015
Series: Crime Fighting Bluesmen , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Ricky Bush has been reading about, writing about and playing the blues for most of his adult life. His articles have highlighted the careers of blues musicians in magazines such as Blues Access, Hittin’ the Note, Southwest Blues and The American Harmonica Newsmagazine. He has written many record reviews and brings his view of the blues to readers at He spent twenty nine years teaching Texas high school students journalism, world geography, and English. His love of blues and writing fiction met at the crossroads with the publication of River Bottom Blues, followed by The Devil’s Blues. He is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Crime Writers Association.

Richard hangs his hat in his self-built log home in rural Texas, where he and his wife, Virginia, raised two daughters and a son. He can occasionally be coaxed into assisting with the small family oil and gas operation that they helped build. When he’s not applying his fingers to the keyboard, he puts a harmonica to his lips and practices what he preaches by blowing the blues. Find out more at his website,, his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter.

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