The Six-Week Solution

The Six-Week Solution

by Paula Darnell

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Overview

Never guessing that their very lives might be in danger, well-to-do women come from all over the country to stay at guest ranches around Reno to establish the six weeks' residency required for a quickie Nevada divorce in 1955.

When a Circle E Ranch guest dies after her Cadillac plunges off Mount Rose Highway, a mountain road between Lake Tahoe and Reno, Washoe County Deputy Sheriff Ben Cameron is assigned to investigate the accident. His inquiries lead him to question everyone at the Circle E, where he meets Mary, an attractive prospective divorcée from New York. Unfortunately, Mary soon has an accident of her own. In the meantime, Ben's case takes a turn as twisty as the Mount Rose Highway, and when Mary suffers a second accident, he figures that someone is out to get her. Unless Ben can discover who's targeting the out-of-towners, some of them won't live long enough to have their day in court.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887402019
Publisher: Campbell and Rogers Press
Publication date: 01/12/2020
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

An instructor at five colleges over the years, Paula Darnell has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in English and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in English with a Writing Emphasis. Having lived in Reno for sixteen years, she was inspired by the local history and found the 1950s, when Reno was considered the Divorce Capital of the World, to be an interesting era in which to set a mystery. The Six-Week Solution is the result. Paula is also the author of the DIY Diva cozy mystery series. She now resides in Las Vegas with her husband Gary and their Pyrador Rocky.

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carol223CS 1 days ago
Paula Darnell’s The Six-Week Solution How do women get a quickie divorce in Reno, Nevada in the year 1955? Simple...establish residency in Nevada by spending six weeks at a guest ranch in the Reno area. Only one problem, some of these women end up dead. Deputy Sheriff Ben Cameron has been assigned to look into the death of a woman staying at the Circle E Ranch. He finds the investigation becoming challenging when another woman starts having freak accidents such as being pushed off the sidewalk into the street, someone trying to drown her and someone trying to break into her room. This woman is staying at the same ranch where the deceased woman had been a visitor. Then add discovering a few previous mysterious deaths occurring to women staying in the area for the six-week period. The suspense builds. Will Deputy Sheriff Cameron be able to save the now targeted woman while bringing the culprit to justice? The reader will get a tour of this area and learn about the nearby towns and activities available at the ranch back in 1955. A well written adventure with many twists and turns plus an array of interesting, colorful characters will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. I volunteered to read The Six-Week Solution. Thanks to the author via the Cozy Mystery Review Crew. My opinion is voluntary and my own.
JBronder 3 days ago
It’s 1955 and Nevada’s lax divorce policy has people all over the country headed to Nevada to live for six weeks. After that they were considered a resident and they could file for divorce. Many people stayed in hotels, boarding houses, or just local’s homes but the elite stayed at the many dude ranches to play with the horses and the ranch hands while waiting their time out. This story starts when one of the ladies staying at a dud ranch dies. As Deputy Sheriff Ben Cameron is investigating another person staying at a ranch has a terrible accident. Coincident? Maybe but when she suffers another serious accident it starts to look like someone is silencing these women. Being from Reno, NV I just had to read this book. I loved the familiar settings. Like many of the characters in the story I came for the location but was spellbound by the story. Ben was a great investigator and the story had twists and turns that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I might know what was going on and bang, off in another direction we would go. I was left guessing until the end. But the best part was this had me curious about divorces and the history of Reno. I was really surprised to learn that this is what helped grow Reno and Las Vegas into the beginnings of what we have today. It was what helped locals survive the Depression when much of the rest of the country was failing. Anyway, this is a great story and one that I recommend checking out. It is the first book that I have read by Paula Darnell but it definitely won’t be my last. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
JBronder 3 days ago
It’s 1955 and Nevada’s lax divorce policy has people all over the country headed to Nevada to live for six weeks. After that they were considered a resident and they could file for divorce. Many people stayed in hotels, boarding houses, or just local’s homes but the elite stayed at the many dude ranches to play with the horses and the ranch hands while waiting their time out. This story starts when one of the ladies staying at a dud ranch dies. As Deputy Sheriff Ben Cameron is investigating another person staying at a ranch has a terrible accident. Coincident? Maybe but when she suffers another serious accident it starts to look like someone is silencing these women. Being from Reno, NV I just had to read this book. I loved the familiar settings. Like many of the characters in the story I came for the location but was spellbound by the story. Ben was a great investigator and the story had twists and turns that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I might know what was going on and bang, off in another direction we would go. I was left guessing until the end. But the best part was this had me curious about divorces and the history of Reno. I was really surprised to learn that this is what helped grow Reno and Las Vegas into the beginnings of what we have today. It was what helped locals survive the Depression when much of the rest of the country was failing. Anyway, this is a great story and one that I recommend checking out. It is the first book that I have read by Paula Darnell but it definitely won’t be my last. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.