Dead Man's Carve
by Kym Roberts
Series: Tickled to Death Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: October 27, 2014
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Rilee Dust isn't your typical wood carver, she’s young and making a go of it in the small village of Tickle Creek, Oregon. She’s also the only one in town who isn't determined to get rid of her strip club neighbor. Everyone else, however, is ready to evict the Girls, Girls, Girls."There's nothing wooden about Dead Man's Carve. Roberts mingles a sparkling, unique voice with a great old-fashioned mystery."Wendy Lyn WatsonMysteries a la ModePet Boutique Mysteries (as Annie Knox)
When a dog adopts her and turns her life upside down, Rilee’s not so sure it’s a good thing. Especially when he leads her to a moose, a military man and a dead body. Because the moose kicked her butt, the man saved her life and the dead body is one of her customers.
Now Rilee’s smack dab in the middle of all the small town politics with a killer on the loose who has an ax to grind. And Rilee just may be the next victim to have her name carved in stone.
“Bogart!” I yelled, frantically circling and trying to locate the direction of his cries. “Bogart…Heeere!” Catching a glimpse of movement to my right I ran toward the commotion.
An eighty pound black and brown Boxer flew through the air in my direction. Ears cutting through the wind, his eyes looked crazed and his jowls flapped as he cried out in fear. The cause of his flight … an eight hundred pound Moose who was pissed off and raising cane. Or in this case raising Bogart with her nose. He landed on his feet — like a colt trying to stand for the first time — legs splitting, chest smacking the earthen floor.
None of that stopped his feet from moving. Bogart was back in the race of his life as the irate cow charged after him.
“Oh, crap.” My stomach dropped as I realized she wasn't done with her assault, and I was the much larger target as Bogart led her straight to me. I turned and ran, with Bogart hot on my heels. The sound of the cow's breath filled my head. The distance closed between us. Zigzagging through the trees, I couldn't outrun her. Nor could I out-maneuver her. I just hoped she’d get tired and realized we weren't a threat.
Unfortunately, she didn't feel the same way.
5 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for review
Who knew that carving a bride and groom for a wedding cake can lead to the murder of the groom.
Rilee Dust is not the average wood carver in a small town named Tickle Creek in Oregon. She isn’t too concern about her neighborhood strip club like the rest of the community who would like to see its demise.
She finds herself being adopted by a dog who leads her to find a dead body. The victim she recently saw the evening before when he picked up the wedding cake toppers with his best friend. They then went to the strip club against the groom to be wishes and later on he was seen leaving the club with one of of the strippers before his body was found run over by a train.
Odd the body was found with only the groom and the bride is missing. Rilee decides to search for the missing bride since she would like to give both to the fiancée as it was supposed to be a surprise for her. While she tries to find it other people in the town suddenly ends up death and harmed.
Rilee is led to a mysterious ex war amputee veteran who was the dog previous owner. He has his own secrets and for his sudden appearance in town. Who is this Stone character who saved her life and is he involved in the events?
Can she survived or will she be the next victim and will Stone become a part of her life?
In high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement—even if she had to duct tape rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be hired.
Kym followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name, at least in her head.
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