Whip-smart, headstrong sleuth Tink Elledge is back on a horse, and back in competition—and this time, she must solve a murder while navigating the steep twists and turns of the legendary Tevis endurance trail ride. In the mountain wilderness of Sierra Nevada, she and her friend Isabel will race across one hundred miles of spectacular gorges and cross heart-stopping fords. Meanwhile, Tink’s husband, Charlie, and step-son, Stephen, are nearby working on a new partnership with the reclusive but brilliant scientist James Grant Worthington.
When Worthington suddenly dies of not-so-natural causes, the entire deal is thrown into question. Eager to help, Tink begins searching for clues, starting with Josh Untemeyer, the manager of Worthington’s estate who has also been pursuing Isabel. As Tink and Isabel join the pack of elite riders and their horses scramble up the steep, narrow trail, Josh goes missing, leaving Tink to sort through the secrets and lies in a race against time to cross the finish line and save the two people she cares for most in A Distance to Death, a lively, page-turning novel from acclaimed author Holly Menino.