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About the Book: When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith's dude ranch in Montana, she's excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort-one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble at the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check-especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit-Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she catch the villain and get him to the sheriff in time?
About the Author: I'm a stay-at-home mom, a home schooler, a media reviewer, an editor, a regular presenter at the LDStorymakers' writers conference, a Cubmaster, and a headless chicken. In addition to the novels I write, I maintain a blog which contains tips for aspiring authors and also my own personal ramblings, which sometimes make sense and sometimes do not. I enjoy reading, watching good movies, and making scrapbooks. I enjoy cooking and consider it a minor miracle when I can get all four children to like the same meal. I also enjoy making shopping lists (which I sometimes actually use), spending time with my kids, and taking Sunday afternoon naps, which are so necessary.
|Kay & Tristi - LDSBA Convention|
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Other Reader's Reviews:
Click Here to read the full review from Why Not? Because I Said So Blog: Cowboy up and head on over to read the new Secret Sisters Mystery called Hang 'Em High by Tristi Pinkston. Ida Mae Babbitt is once again trying to solve another mystery along with her two friends Tansy and Arlette. . . .We meet Ida Mae's son Keith and gain a new insight into Ida Mae's life. . . . Now of course, there is a lot of humor and suspense along the way. I truly was laughing my way through this book. When you are reading things like...
"Jeans accentuate what you have. Girdles take it and smash it and squeeze it and...well, it's not unlike Playdoh.""
"...We're talking about horse murder right?" Tansy's forehead wrinkled
as she concentrated. " That's not homicide. What would it be-horsicide?"
"Well, well, well. If it isn't the geriatric cheerleading squad. If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it."That last quote is from the scene I was laughing so hard, that I knew I was going to wake up my sleeping children upstairs. I can never get enough of the three women's shenanigans.
Click here to read the full review from Inksplasher Blog: Hang 'Em High is what is called a "cozy" mystery—meaning, it's a very light and easy read (not a James Patterson). The good thing about a cozy is it is usually very character-driven. There's nearly as much time spent on the characters—learning they're quirks and delving into their emotions—as there is spent on the actual mystery plot. You really come to love the characters. Ida Mae, Arlette and Tansy are so unique and individualized, each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. They are definitely three of my favorite cozy mystery characters. . . .