Item description for Murder at Blue Falls: The horse found the body. by Maggie Bishop...
Jemma believes she'sll find peace leading trail rides and doing carpentry on her parents's Appalachian dude ranch in the NC Triplett Valley. A series of minor crimes escalates to arson and murder, and Jemma'ss diversion as an amateur CSI puts her in danger.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 4.75" Height: 8" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2006
Publisher Ingalls Pub/High Country
ISBN 1932158758 ISBN13 9781932158755
Availability 0 units.
More About Maggie Bishop
Maggie Bishop is the author of a mystery series, Appalachian Adventure Mysteries, and two romance novels set in the Mountains of North Carolina in the Boone area. "I started with romance and have turned to murder." The Start: In MURDER AT BLUE FALLS, when her horse finds a body, CSI wannabe Jemma starts to investigate, Detective Tucker comes in and it twists and turns from there. And Then: Since pay is low in the mountains, Jemma has more than one job and is also a carpenter. In PERFECT FOR FRAMING, trouble's a-brewing in the Property Owners Association where greed and a lust for power lead to murder in a clash of personal versus public needs. Now: The photography group meets at Blue Falls Guest Ranch and soon there is ONE SHOT TOO MANY which features Detective Tucker with yesterday's regret haunts, leading to today's deadly fix. If you like whodunit mysteries full of clues and suspense in a vacation paradise, you can find these books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other book and e-book retailers. In the Appalachian Adventure Romance series, Award winning APPALACHIAN PARADISE takes place on a five-day backpacking trip in the spring amongst the bears, boars and girl scouts. With this book, you can take the hike without physically taking the hike. EMERALDS IN THE SNOW involves downhill skiing at Sugar Mountain, an emerald mine, and a cold case mystery. The fun book, Meow Means Me! Now! is a rhyming feline allegory with poetry and photos. This gift book is a departure from novels but sprang from a love of cats . Think Dr. Suess meets Marley & Me. Maggie Bishop hikes, gardens, swims, explores and writes in the mountains of North Carolina where she settled in 1993 with her husband and cat. Every time they travel, they seek out other mountains but none are as exciting as the ancient Appalachians. When asked, "What do you do?" her answer is, "Entertain with word pictures." She was awarded the honor of being one of "One Hundred Incredible East Carolina University Women" for literature and leadership. She's an Air Force brat who put herself through East Carolina University and received a MBA degree, a former manufacturing executive, founder and past president of High Country Writers, past Secretary of Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, and is a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Maggie Bishop currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Maggie Bishop was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about Murder at Blue Falls: The horse found the body.?
Horsing around Jun 6, 2008
Maggie Bishop doesn't horse around with the plot in Murder at Blue Falls. Suspicion, greed, and murder are galvanized with plenty of red herrings and adventures on horseback. This book takes you to Bishop Country, where the hooves meet the crooks. I enjoyed it very much and want the next one. As an ECU alum myself, I'm proud of her achievements.Highly recommended.
3+ stars. I'd love to go to Blue Falls Ranch Apr 27, 2008
I read this book after reading "Appalachian Paradise" and "Emeralds in the Snow." "Murder at blue Falls" is the best of the three; it is clear that Ms. Bishop is growing rapidly as a writer. One reason I liked this book better than the previous two, is that it is heavy on the mystery and easy on the romance; romance is not my favorite genre.
I enjoyed reading about the trail rides and found myself wishing I could tag along. The horse and farrier information is well researched and instructive. Descriptions of flora and fauna are accurate providing a vivid backdrop for the story.
The characters and their actions are believable. I enjoyed the character Jemma's CSI efforts; she is delightfully refreshing and rather untraditional.
The story moves along quickly with some clues but the soultion is not obvious nor is it contrived.
I'm saddle sore just reading this book! Sep 12, 2006
This the third book I've read by Maggie Bishop. While I've enjoyed them all, I can see in this work the blossoming and maturing of this splendid writer. The story is a page turner which pulls the reader around an unexpected bend, seamlessly intergrating new events by building on the foundation she has laid before. She arouses reasonable suspicion of a number of suspects before allowing the true killer to reveal himself in the last pages of the book. I always am struck with the accuracy of Bishop's depiction of the territory in which her characters operate. I ride horses in the Appalachians myself, though on the Tennessee side, and as I read this book I feel myself back in the saddle negotiating the dangerous terrains of the mountains. The characters are interesting, even the poriferal characters. The heroine is strong and capable, yet quite feminine, and the hero is strong enough to appreciate her strengths and sensitive enough to accept her flaws. It is interesting how she has woven the lives of real people, and real writers, into her fictional tale. It is always an education reading books by Maggie Bishop. She gives little details about life in Appalachia that one would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. My only regret in reading Murder at Blue Falls is that it ended too soon. Perhaps there's a sequel in this one?
Murder at Blue Falls Aug 31, 2006
Jemma Chase works as a trail leader on her parents' ranch, the Blue Falls, where she is also an accomplished photographer, carpenter and fixer-upper. Jemma has returned home in an effort to find some stability in her life, but things become tumultuous when someone begins poisoning dogs in Watauga County. Jemma is called in for an interview with Detective Tucker and bristles at his subtly accusing manner. A forensics fan, Jemma sets out to try to solve the riddle herself and keep Detective Tucker at bay. But when she stumbles upon the dead body of a neighbor, Jemma finds herself involved in a much more serious investigation and at odds with Tucker once again.
An established must-read romance author, Maggie Bishop has crossed into the mystery genre with finesse. Her latest novel is packed with suspense around a tightly-woven plot which begins with the poisoning of dogs and escalates to the murder of a local man. Throughout, she deliciously teases the reader with the bristly attraction between the investigating detective and the woman who found the man's body and who just might be a suspect. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Boone, North Carolina, with engaging characters, red herrings at every turn, and a galvanizing story line, this is a must-have, must-read. Highly recommended.