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Neighing with Fire

Neighing with Fire

A Mystery

Colleen McCabe Series (Volume 3)

Kathryn O'Sullivan

Minotaur Books

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A Pacific Book Awards Finalist in Suspense!

Fire Chief Colleen McCabe is enjoying a quiet summer and her budding romance with Sheriff Bill Dorman. However, her peaceful start to the tourist season is shattered when a tropical storm blows through Corolla and unearths a body buried under a vacation home boardwalk. When callous land developer Denny Custis dies in a suspicious fire, Colleen has a hunch the two deaths are linked.

As she and Bill investigate, they discover that virtually everyone, including Colleen, has had a beef or run-in with Denny and a motive for murder. When Pinky Salvatore becomes the primary suspect, Colleen is determined to clear his name. Despite his and Denny's well-documented housing development rivalry, Colleen is convinced that the real killer is still out there.

While digging through an ever-widening list of suspects, Bill and Colleen become embroiled in a vicious battle between those committed to saving Corolla's wild horses, those protecting the endangered piping plover shore bird, and a greedy tour company who would destroy their habitats.

Neighing with Fire is the third entry in Kathryn O'Sullivan's cozy series known for its colorful characters, strong setting and thoroughly charming humor.

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Fire Chief Colleen McCabe pulled her hair from her face, squared her shoulders, and peered down at construction mogul Denny Custis. He sat at a makeshift table made of sawhorses and a sheet of plywood in the...

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Praise for Neighing with Fire

“O'Sullivan's well-crafted mysteries invoke the senses with rich details of the scenery and pace of life in the popular North Carolina tourist area. Colleen's confusion about her romantic life adds an endearing facet to her otherwise tough-as-nails personality. This one will attract both readers of romance-centric cozies and those who favor Bill Crider's small-town procedurals.” —Booklist

“Diverting...The upcoming New Age-y nuptials of firefighter Chip and the town residents' intense interest in Colleen and Bill's budding relationship provide an amusing counterpoint.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fans will be pleased by the way O'Sullivan's third (Foal Play, 2013, etc.) builds the relationship between characters.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An outstanding cozy... Sunny beaches; cute, adorable pets; wild Mustangs; feuding characters; fiery explosions; and gruesome deaths make Neighing with Fire an excellent installment in a unique cozy series that continues to improve with age.” —Gumshoe Review

“Boasting a great cast of characters, engaging dialogue and a feel-good atmosphere, this is my favorite book thus far... in this delightfully captivating series.” —Dru's Book Musings

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About the author

Kathryn O'Sullivan

KATHRYN O'SULLIVAN is a winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. She is also an award-winning playwright and web series creator and a theatre professor at Northern Virginia Community College. O'Sullivan lives with her husband, an award-winning film & video director and cinematographer, and their rascally rescue cat in Reston, Virginia.

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