Dog poisonings, arson, petty thefts, what’s next? Author Maggie Bishop and High Country Publishers bring us a new series tightly plotted and expertly told.
Jemma Chase has retreated to her parents’ Appalachian mountain guest ranch in North Carolina hoping to turn around her life and find some peace. Sounds straightforward considering the peaceful and natural beauty--then Detective Tucker from the county Sheriff’s office starts to ask questions making Jemma feel like a suspect.
Detective Tucker is just doing his job; the questions are routine, he’s just trying to end the mini crime wave. But as the crimes escalate (in number and magnitude) and Jemma’s amateur CSI investigations increase, he finds himself concerned about her safety…more so than with other victims.
Maggie Bishop, the founder of High Country Writers, can be reached at her website where you can arrange to attend one of her writer’s workshops. Her new book featuring Jemma and Detective Tucker, “One Shot Too Many”, will be available September 1, 2011.
Reviewed by Lynnette Phillips, Avid Book Reviews