Retired homicide detective Arn Anderson tracks a coldblooded killer in this riveting novel of suspense by the author of Hunting the Five Point Killer .
Two innocent victims, strangled to death on consecutive Saturday nights. Even as they see the pattern emerging, retired detective Arn Anderson and TV reporter Ana Maria Villarreal can't seem to convince the Cheyenne police that the killer may strike again.
Hunting a remorseless murderer leads Arn and Ana Maria down a rabbit hole of ranchers and rustlers. But the closer they come to catching the killer, the more they're met with suspicion. And when their investigation collides with a desperate act of violence, they wonder whether they're unwinding the killer's twisted thread of clues or tightening their own noose.
Praise for Hunting the Saturday Night Strangler :
"Effectively combines lurking menace and laid-back charm...Readers will look forward to Arn's next outing."Publishers Weekly
Praise for the Bitter Wind Mysteries:
"A slow-burning cold case with copious clues, conscientious detection, a high body count, periodic interruptions from the killer's viewpoint, and all the pages and pages of unraveling you'd expect from such a generously plotted mystery."Kirkus Reviews
"Wendelboe is a skilled writer who ratchets up the suspense."Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of Winter's Child
About the Author
C. M. Wendelboe (Cheyenne, WY) is the author of the Spirit Road Mysteries (Penguin). During his thirty-eight-year career in law enforcement, he served successful stints as a sheriff’s deputy, police chief, policy adviser, and supervisor for several agencies. He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his true vocation as a fiction writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Retired Homicide Detective Arn Anderson has been hired to catch the person responsible for rustling sheep. The rustler isn't afraid of Anderson or the cops ... but is afraid of the person he just witnessed killing a woman. And the killer wants the witness dead. Now the rustler is on the run from everyone. Once again Anderson teams up with Ana Maria Villareal, a TV reporter with a nose that refuses to stay out of trouble. Local law enforcement is turning a blind eye to the information they have, instead they have their own theory and they are sticking with it no matter what. The closer they get to the killer .. and the rustler ... the closer the danger they both face. The characters were well thought out and finely drawn. Anderson is a unique man, hard as nails on the outside, but soft and giving on the inside. I enjoyed how he and Ana Maria wind up battling not only local police, but townspeople who are only too happy to let things slide. There are plenty of suspects and most of them are lying about one thing or another. It gets real up close and personal with Ana Marie and Anderson will do his best to protect her. This is an action packed page turner. The book held me enthralled from the very beginning. I look forward to reading the next story in this most interesting series. Although this is second in the series, it reads well as a stand alone. As always, I recommend starting at the beginning of this crime fiction series. Many thanks to the author / Midnight Ink / Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Hunting the Saturday Night Strangler by C.M. Wendeboe is a Bitter Wind Mystery, This thriller begins with the murder of a young woman witnessed by an unknown sheep stealer. And that's only the first chapter. Arn Anderson, a former homicide detective who has retired to Wyoming and his roommate Anna Maria Villarreal, a TV reporter soon find themselves involved in a case which has dead bodies piling up and many suspects. With so many clues, one thinks they have it finally figured out and then something else happens. This book was definitely a page turner with an exciting and satisfying ending. The characters are quirky and enjoyable, especially the three house mates Arn, Danny and Anna Maria who you would not expect to ever belong together. This book is a mystery, thriller I could not put down. If you enjoyed this review please visit my blog www.lisascubby.com for more. Happy reading!