Tarnished Remains: A Shandra Higheagle Mystery

Tarnished Remains: A Shandra Higheagle Mystery

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BN ID: 2940149953493
Publisher: Patricia Jager
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Series: Shandra Higheagle Mystery , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 231
Sales rank: 57,164
File size: 752 KB

About the Author

Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story. She recently returned to the genre of her heart- Mystery.

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Tarnished Remains: A Shandra Higheagle Mystery 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BuriedUnderBooks 9 days ago
When Shandra digs up the boot with a bone in it, the discovery naturally leads to an entire body and its identity doesn't take too long. What's surprising is Lil's response to the news and her attitude is what leads the county's detective, Ryan, to suspect that she may have killed the man for very personal and emotional reasons. That's when Shandra feels the need to step in because she just doesn't believe that her ranch hand is either guilty or crazy. Fortunately for all three, Ryan doesn't mind---although he has a few qualms---Shandra inserting herself into the investigation. He knows from a previous experience that Shandra is unusually intuitive and thoughtful and, in fact, he respects the dreams she receives through her deceased Nez Perce grandmother. It also doesn't hurt that Ryan and Shandra are engaging in a bit of a romantic connection. As pieces of the truth behind the cowboy's death come to light, the attention points in an entirely different direction that has a lot to do with very dysfunctional family issues as well as Lil's love for the late lamented Johnny. Along the way, light is shed on the reasons behind Lil being called "Crazy Lil". Ann M. Thompson does a fine job with the narration, using distinctive voices for various characters, and her tone is appropriately nuanced to emphasize stress and emotion. Occasionally, I heard a little hiccup, for lack of a better word, in the narration but certainly not enough to bother me much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books
KTempleton More than 1 year ago
While digging up clay for her pottery, Shandra Higheagle digs up a skeleton. She calls detective Ryan Greer so he can come to investigate this discovery. The body turns out to be Shandra’s employee, Lil’s, old boyfriend who went missing decades earlier. Shandra is happy to reconnect with Ryan but she isn’t happy that Lil is his prime suspect. Shandra can’t help but get involved in the investigation. Can the real murder be found after all this time? This is the 2nd book but my first experience with this series. I am really happy I gave this book a chance, the mystery works well as a stand-alone book. I will definitely read more from this series. The plot of the book has a great pace and is filled with red herrings to keep you guessing until the end. Along with the great plot, the book has interesting characters, a touch of romance, and a hint of paranormal. Narrator Ann M. Thompson is a great asset to this book. She has a wonderful voice for the character and really brought them to life. She was easily understood and kept a great pace as a storyteller. I was given a copy of this book in hopes I would submit a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first one and had to keep going . Way past my bed time but want to read just one more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of an artist dealing with her Indian heritage drew me in. The mysteries she helps the detective who is drawn to her solve keep my attention & make me eager to read more from Paty Jager. Shandra is a woman of depth who is loyal to those close to her & a determined seeker of justice for those willing to cause others suffeting. I enjoy the atmosphere & people & look forward to another visit!
jef71 More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book, Tarnished Remains. Could not put it down, enjoyed it very much. Just bought the next book Deadly Aim by Paty Jager. Very good writer. Good story teller.