Trouble in Action

Trouble in Action

by Susan Y. Tanner


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REENACTORS, VINTAGE WEAPONS, and TWO DEAD BODIES! Kylah West has faith in her horses and her skill to ride them in a reenactment of the Civil War battle of Albrecht Creek. Still suffering from her husband’s suicide, Kylah’s only focus is work. But her concentration is broken when she meets U.S. Marshal Wolf Stockton and the body of a young reenactor is found, shot through the heart with a vintage rifle.

Is it revenge, an accidental shooting, or a hint that opposing forces in the community are boiling over? Those questions turn personal for Wolf and Kylah when her life is endangered. Into the exciting world of stunt riders, tension between the university sponsoring the reenactment and a Cherokee nation tired of being wrongly blamed for everything, strolls Trouble, black cat detective.

Trouble attaches to Kylah when he realizes her vulnerability. He works with Wolf to determine who is behind the murders—and who is attempting to ambush Kylah and her horses as she gives the key performance of the reenactment. As the feline races the clock to keep Kylah safe, he also realizes the two bipeds have another deep need—for each other. He must help solve the mystery while showing his humans the path to true love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984700141
Publisher: Carolyn Haines, Inc.
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Series: Familiar Legacy , #10
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 259,966
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Susan Y. Tanner continues to blend her passion for horses with her passion for writing. In Trouble in Summer Valley, she introduced readers to the rescue horses of Summer Valley Ranch where they prove their worth in therapeutic riding. In Turning for Trouble, her own rodeo experience brings that rough and tumble world to life. Her third romantic mystery, Trouble in Action, showcases the risky profession of stunt riding while giving a glimpse into historical reenactments. Published by KaliOka Press, these romantic mysteries are part of the Familiar Legacy series written in concert with some very talented authors.

Two of her historical romances, Fire Across Texas and Winds Across Texas, have been rereleased by Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing. Soon to follow will be A Warm Southern Christmas, Highland Captive, Captive To A Dream, and Exiled Heart. All were previously published by Leisure Books.

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Trouble in Action (Familiar Legacy, #10) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ArizonaJo 13 days ago
Trouble in Action By Susan Y. Tanner was a very intriguing addition to the Cat Detective Familiar Legacy series. Ms. Tanner's descriptive writing made me feel like I was with Kylah, Wolf and Trouble as the story unfolds. I was mesmerized by the information regarding stunt riders and how Kylah became involved in the business. Plus there was not one but two murders for Trouble to solve in this one. Kylah was a likable heroine with a sad past that she is still dealing with when she arrives at the Albrecht Creek reenactment. U.S. Marshal Wolf Stock is an alpha male with a heart of gold that immediately takes to Kylah. He senses her pain and vows to protect her when she becomes a target. A quickly paced plot with no real suspects and a complex mystery that develops as I continued to read. I do believe that Trouble may be my favorite detective. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All of the above opinions are my own.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Trouble, the Cat Detective to the rescue! His love for bipeds and his Sherlock Holmes-ian deductive skills save the day (or the Civil War reenactment to be more exact). "Trouble in Action" by Susan Tanner is well researched and well written. I enjoyed this fast moving addition in the "Trouble, the Cat Detective Series">
CiotkaJudi 8 days ago
I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book for the purpose of finding typos and posting this review. First off, I am a fan of the Familiar Legacy series, featuring Trouble the black cat detective. I came upon this series after finding the Sarah Booth mystery series by Carolyn Haines. Carolyn has penned the original series featuring Trouble's father, Familiar. She was the one to convince some of her peers to help out with the Familiar Legacy series, and so far they've all been great reads. In Trouble In Action, we find ourselves following Kylah West as she bar-hops and is totally blitzed (drunk). Kylah catches the eye of Wolf Stockton, a Cherokee of the local tribe who is also a deputy of the Marshall Service and Trouble, who is in town with his human Tammy Lynn at a book conference. Both Wolf and Trouble realize that Kylah, in her current intoxicated state, could be the flashpoint of some trouble. Wolf manages to get her back to her hotel room without incident - however the incident happens elsewhere. In the morning we follow Wolf as he is called to the fairgrounds where the College of the Carolinas Albrecht Campus is holding their First Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Albrecht Creek. A woman in full period costume has been shot through the heart at her campsite. Wolf is called as a courtesy by the sheriff to the scene, as the fairgrounds abut the Qualla Boundary, property of the Cherokee Nation. What follows is a very well though out and intricate tale of following the clues (and lack thereof) of the mystery of the murder of the woman. Kylah herself is targeted, and Wolf does his best to keep Kylah safe... as they both feel the attraction to each other start to develop into something more. I mention a lack thereof of clues, as this tale will keep you guessing until the end as to whodunit. It is carefully crafted yet keeps you reading to find out more. Trouble has his paws full in helping to solve the mystery and keeping Kylah safe. This is the third tale penned by Susan Y. Tanner for the Familiar Legacy series. She has done a great job penning these stories for Trouble, and is a delight to read. Look no further if you're in the mood for a light romance to go with your murder mystery. Of another note, please read to the end - this series features "Trouble's Double". We the fans of the Familiar Legacy series all love black cats, and Carolyn, Susan et al let us show off our sable furred friends. This book happens to feature one of my fosters, Wanda Bellatrix Feline. If at the end of reading any of the Familiar Legacy stories you find yourself wishing for a feline companion of the sable hue, please check out your local animal rescue. There are a lot of cats, black or otherwise, looking for a great home and a wonderful human to boss around. You won't be sorry.
Vicki Nichols 12 days ago
Hello My name is Trouble and I help solve crimes. Sounds interesting-right? Oh did I mention I'm a cat? I belong to Tammy Lynn who allows me to travel around and do what I love.This time around I'm helping protect Kylah West-a stunt rider and solve the murder of Maisy McGuire ( a Civil War reenactor). Wolf Stockton is the man in charge of trying to figure out who wants to harm Kykah and who wanted Maisy dead. A non stop read full of action and suspense.
Dmaxtownsend 12 days ago
When Trouble sees a drunken Kylah in a bar, in true fashion he looks out for her. Luckily, Wolf, a true knight in shining armour, does the same, and sees her to her hotel, leaving a note describing where she’d left her truck. She awakens with one heck of a hangover and one sharp detective cat. She is in town with her horses to attend a Civil War reenactment. The setting is a character in the story, a college town located near a sprawling Cherokee reservation. Not everyone is pleased about this new historical event especially after a body turns up. The story is rich with local color as the trio, Trouble, Wolf, and Kylah, seek to discover who killed the young history teacher. And we have romance, of course! Kylah is one tough lady who is not seeking romance. But Wolf . . .sigh! The book is fun, the setting interesting and unique, and Trouble, well, he’s in fine form. Always a bit stuffy, you understand. But he gets the job done! Don’t miss this one!
Heather Wamboldt 12 days ago
Trouble saves the day! This is my first "Trouble" story and I absolutely loved it! Trouble's human is Tammy Lynn but she knows that he will be where he needs to be to solve a mystery, in this case, two murders. The story is funny, romantic, and has a great storyline. The characters are lovable and relatable and there are a lot of twists and turns in this book to keep you turning the pages while you try to figure out the murderer. The information about the Civil War reenactment and the horses was particularly interesting to read. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy.
Bfoerst 12 days ago
Kylah is a professional stunt rider in town for a Civil War reenactment. Wolf is a law officer. Trouble the black cat is in town with his owner Tammy Lynn. As usual Trouble sniffs out trouble before it happens. He adopts Kylah and Wolf as they meet in a bar. When murder occurs at the reenactment site, Trouble is soon on the scene. This is a great story. One of my favorite Trouble books. If you haven’t read a Trouble book yet, now is the time to start!
QueenPeng4444 13 days ago
The latest adventure of Trouble and Tammy Lynn takes them to North Carolina for a book conference, soon afterwards, Trouble is out and about with his latest charge, Kylah West, an expert horse trainer, who encounters Wolf Stockton at the first annual Battle of Albrecht Creek Civil War Reenactment after a murder had been committed on the grounds. Trouble sensing a case is afoot at the reenactment show, works with Ms. Kylah and Wolf, the Deputy of the Cherokee Nation Marshall Services, to solve a murder and several accidents of several Civil War reenactment participants before someone else becomes the next casualty? The characters of Kylah and Wolf have an immediate connection that is explored fully in this romantic mystery with a humorous flair which is a very nice touch in this story. One of my favorite scenes is their hilarious dialogue about who owned Trouble, who followed them during the event. The scene of Tammy Lynn and Wolf discussing Trouble's remarkable sleuthing abilities is another great scene of this agile feline. The author adds a very healthy dose of humor in the romantic scenes that provide comedic relief with the characters following a black cat’s lead of finding clues to a murder mystery, much to their amazement. The author gives the reader a brief overview of the Civil War reenactment along with some history regarding Wolf’s Cherokee heritage. I love the fact two of the characters are Native American and through their conversations do give a brief glimpse about their cultural values that is entertaining as well as a learning experience for this reader. The story has a slow start in the beginning of the book which is a slight drawback. The plot does pick up once the murder victim is discovered at the campsite that continues at a very good pace that kept this reader’s interest throughout this book to the very end. Ms. Tanner makes several good references to a previous Trouble adventure story, which is a plus for readers who want more adventures with Trouble and his crew in this book series. I gave this book a four star rating for the realistic character development and a good solid storyline. This is a nice light read that is perfect for a quiet weekend at home. If you love books with a smart feline detective with a cast of great realistic characters, this book is for you. I will continue to read more of the Trouble, the fabulous cat detective mystery series in the near future. I was given an ARC for a honest book review.