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Death Rides Again

A Jocelyn Shore Mystery (Volume 3)

Janice Hamrick

Minotaur Books

Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore had been looking forward to spending Thanksgiving at her Uncle Kel’s ranch, but her visit takes an unexpected turn when she discovers Uncle Kel threatening his son-in-law Eddy with a shotgun. It seems that Kel, who is hosting the whole Shore clan, is none too happy about how Eddy has been treating his daughter Ruby June, and tensions are about to boil over.

Thanks to Jocelyn’s quick thinking, Eddy makes it out alive, and it looks like Ruby June is going to toss him out for good. Yet no one knows for sure because that is the last anyone saw of Ruby June. The family pins the disappearance on Eddy and files a missing-persons report. Still, it isn’t until Jocelyn and her sometime-boyfriend, Austin homicide detective Colin Gallagher, find Eddy’s body at the bottom of a caliche pit that the police really take notice. Unfortunately, all eyes---including Colin’s---are on Jocelyn’s family as the most likely suspects. While Colin assists the local police, Jocelyn and her cousin Kyla decide to investigate on their own. Their hunt turns up a shady ranch manager, a mysterious racehorse owner, and an overly persistent goat, but no sign of Ruby June . . . or a killer who is poised to strike again.

With a family reunion that is getting smaller by the minute and more romance and humor than can be fenced in on any ranch, Janice Hamrick’s Death Rides Again is another outstanding addition to her award-winning mystery series.

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Chapter 1
 
FAMILY AND FIREARMS
 
 
The day Eddy Cranny got himself murdered started bad and went downhill from there … especially for Eddy. My first indication things weren’t going well was waking to the unmistakable snick of a break-action shotgun snapping shut.
I’d been lying in bed in a pleasant half-drowsy state, just listening to the murmur of voices rising from downstairs and thinking that I really ought to get up and help with breakfast preparations. Mornings at the Smoke Quartz ranch were the best part of the day even in November
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Praise for Death Rides Again

Praise for Death Makes the Cut

“Comical (you’ll laugh out loud) and clever (you’ll be misdirected by Hamrick), Death Makes the Cut fulfills the promise of its predecessor and embellishes the author’s reputation as a fine practitioner of the genre.”
---Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Winning sequel to her 2011 cozy debut, Death on Tour . . . Credible characters and a realistic look at school politics bolster the fast-moving, humorous plot.”
---Publishers Weekly
“Jocelyn’s appealing first-person narration, romantic complications, and plenty of humor add to the mystery.”
---Booklist

Praise for Death on Tour

Death on Tour is fun, romantic, and delightful, and full of fascinating bits about ancient Egypt.”
---The Plain Dealer
“The cozy mystery was once limited to adorable English villages and the like, but it long ago outgrew its traditional boundaries. Janice Hamrick’s Death on Tour is a charming example.”
---The Seattle Times

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  • Janice Hamrick

  • Janice Hamrick is the author of two previous titles in her award-winning Jocelyn Shore mystery series, most recently Death Makes the Cut. Her awards and nominations include a Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Prize, a nomination to be a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist, and a nomination for the RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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    A Jocelyn Shore Mystery

    Janice Hamrick

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