Death Rides Again

A Jocelyn Shore Mystery (Volume 3)

Janice Hamrick

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Texas high school teacher and amateur sleuth Jocelyn Shore is full of true grit in the latest novel in this “winning [and] humorous” (Publishers Weekly) series from award-winning author Janice Hamrick.

 

 

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.

 

“Hamrick, who deftly mixes homicide with humor and passion with prevarication, again offers her readers characters with personas as big as Texas and a plot with as many twists as back roads in the Hill Country.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

 

Eddy’s life is spared…but now Ruby June has gone missing. Once again, Eddy takes the heat from the Shores. But before there’s even time for the police to conduct a full investigation, Jocelyn and her sometime-boyfriend, Austin homicide detective Colin Gallagher, find Eddy’s body at the bottom of a caliche pit. Unfortunately, all eyes—including Colin’s—are on Jocelyn’s family as the most likely suspects. While Colin assists the local police, Jocelyn decides to investigate on her own. Her 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 in Janice Hamrick's terrific cozy mystery Death Rides Again.

 

“[An] entertaining blend of realistically quirky characters, tartly humorous writing, and generous dash of romance.”—Booklist

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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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Death Rides Again

 

“Hamrick, who deftly mixes homicide with humor and passion with prevarication, again offers her readers characters with personas as big as Texas and a plot with as many twists as back roads in the Hill Country.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“With its entertaining blend of realistically quirky characters, tartly humorous writing, and generous dash of romance, Hamrick’s mysteries are tailor-made for readers of other cozy comic crime series such as Donna Andrews’ Meg Langslow mysteries or Sharyn McCrumb’s Elizabeth MacPherson books.”—Booklist

 “Jocelyn’s third adventure is a charming combination of humor and romance with a nice little mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews

 “Cozy fans will enjoy Jocelyn’s quirky family and the wide array of criminal activities.”—Publishers Weekly

 

 

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

 

“[A] winning sequel to her cozy debut…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

 

Death Makes the Cut takes the series up a notch.”—Bestsellers World

 

Death on Tour

 

Death on Tour is fun, romantic, and delightful, and full of fascinating bits about ancient Egypt.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

“Hamrick does a good job capturing life on an exhausting budget tour as her snazzy if snarky amateur sleuth… investigates some fishy fellow tourists.”Publishers Weekly

 

“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

 

“A classy whodunit, Death on Tour also offers a trove of Egyptology and a wealth of humor Christie’s characters were never this smart-alecky. Hamrick plays fair with clues, and the alert reader has a fighting chance of identifying the culprit from among the cast of suspects.”
Richmond Times Dispatch

 

“Janice Hamrick’s debut mystery is highly recommended for those who love a charming, suspenseful, hilarious cozy with a happy, fairytale ending. (It’s the perfect cozy for taking on vacation.)”—Gumshoe Review


“Hamrick’s character-driven debut is a good mystery and a charming travelogue.”Kirkus Reviews

 

“Murder, possible smuggling, a colorful array of characters and what could be the start of a romance are vying for top billing with the wonders of Egypt in this funny and expertly plotted debut, introducing high school teacher Jocelyn Shore. Readers can only hope that Hamrick’s next installment is as much fun as this one.” RT Book Reviews

 


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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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Death Rides Again
Janice Hamrick

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250046468
ISBN10: 1250046467
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250005557
ISBN10: 1250005558
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$25.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250031570
ISBN10: 1250031575
336 pages
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