An old hermit has been killed in Utah's wildlands, and Sheriff Bud Shumway knows it's murder, even though some say it was a cougar kill. Others think it was done by a Bigfoot who has roamed the area for years, killing cattle and leaving people so traumatized that they never want to go into the wilderness again. But Sheriff Shumway can't afford to believe in Bigfoot, given the huge area he's responsible for, most of it wildlands.
Set at the Ghost Rock Cafe, high on the wild and mysterious San Rafael Swell, this mystery will have you laughing, scared to death, and wondering if Bigfoot might really exist. In any case, you'll find out who really killed the hermit of Swasey's Cabin, and it may not be who you think.
If you like mysteries, Bigfoot, and the wilderness, this book has it all - trains, movie producers, geology students, ranchers, floods, watermelon farmers, missing cattle who really aren't missing, ravens, weener dogs, Indian pots, dynamite truck drivers, stretch Hummers...the list is endless and makes for a wild and sometimes terrifying tale, but one that's a real pause-resister, tons of fun, and a great listen.
©2011 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miller (P)2012 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miller
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"Fun and crazy mystery!"
Lots of action and a mellow narrator.
Lots of twists and turns. The ending was a big surprise.
When Bud talks to the Bigfoot, thinking it's a guy in a costume, telling it he's going to arrest it. Pretty scary, yet funny.
Murder and Bigfoot in the Badlands - a mellow sheriff and his bumbling deputy keep you in suspense or laughing the whole time.
No gore or anything offensive, the writer uses good storytelling to grab you. Really enjoyed it.
"Fun easy listening"
I would recommend this audio to anyone looking for a fun,easy lisstening experience. The story was fun,not great literature,but engaging. The narrator was such a pleasure to listen to. Having too much stress in your life? Great commute book or wind down after a hectic day book.I hope for more from this author and marrator.
"Poor narration mars good story"
I enjoyed the story why doing my daily walks, but the lack of pauses when the story moved from one scene to another lost me sometimes and I had to back up and re-listen to pick up the change.
The sheriff quitting and turning the job over to a incompetent deputy that seemed careless and dangerous to me.
No some fundamentals of narration were lacking and having lived in Green River, UT for a few months I don't know where the terrible accent came from.
For sure if the filmed in Utah I love that country.
I am a resident of Utah and familiar with the area and think the the book would have been well served with a few paragraphs spent on describing the geology and archaeology of the area.
poor narration. slow story. seems to not be for me. my opinion only. listen to preview before you buy
"a "Cozy" Western ?"
I would and did listen to it a second time. You tend to get engrossed in the book and miss some of the subtle items, and humor.
It is as if Tony Hillerman wrote "Murder She Wrote", and set it in the southwest.
Very much so, his resonate voice and accent fit the story perfectly.
"Nice Little Southwest Cop Detective Work"
Story follows a Utah police officer as he deals with the citizenry sprinkled across the reservations and empty reserves of Utah, solving peculiar events as he goes along. Fast read but the characters are comfortable and the stories really do move along on their own.
"Fun and Laid Back Mystery"
This is the first book in a series, and the first I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator's warm, laid-back style perfectly suits the story and the character of Sheriff Bud. A chewed on corpse, a missing boot, a vandalized café, a rock collection, missing paintings--and Bigfoot. Can't beat that.
"Great police mystery. Loved the accents."
When Howard called Bud and asked him if the county would pay to fix the dogs. Howard said he didn't know what was wrong with the dogs. Why did they need fixed?
I enjoyed this book so much.I want more. I would also like to share it.
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