Giveaway Review DEATH RIDES AGAIN by JANICE HAMRICK @JaniceHamrick @MinotaurBooks

Book Description

June 18, 2013 Jocelyn Shore Mysteries (Book 3)

Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore had been looking forward to spending Thanksgiving at her Uncle Kel’s ranch, but her visit takes an unexpected turn when she discovers Uncle Kel threatening his son-in-law Eddy with a shotgun. It seems that Kel, who is hosting the whole Shore clan, is none too happy about how Eddy has been treating his daughter Ruby June, and tensions are about to boil over.

Thanks to Jocelyn’s quick thinking, Eddy makes it out alive, and it looks like Ruby June is going to toss him out for good. Yet no one knows for sure because that is the last anyone saw of Ruby June. The family pins the disappearance on Eddy and files a missing-persons report. Still, it isn’t until Jocelyn and her sometime-boyfriend, Austin homicide detective Colin Gallagher, find Eddy’s body at the bottom of a caliche pit that the police really take notice. Unfortunately, all eyes---including Colin’s---are on Jocelyn’s family as the most likely suspects. While Colin assists the local police, Jocelyn and her cousin Kyla decide to investigate on their own. Their hunt turns up a shady ranch manager, a mysterious racehorse owner, and an overly persistent goat, but no sign of Ruby June . . . or a killer who is poised to strike again.

With a family reunion that is getting smaller by the minute and more romance and humor than can be fenced in on any ranch, Janice Hamrick’s Death Rides Again is another outstanding addition to her award-winning mystery series.

About the Author
Janice Hamrick is the author of two previous titles in her award-winning Jocelyn Shore mystery series, most recently Death Makes the Cut. Her awards and nominations include a Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Prize, a nomination to be a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist, and a nomination for the RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Austin, Texas.



Jocelyn is still teaching high school in Austin, on the fence about the hunky detective, Colin,  she recently met and long distance dating, Alan, who now lives in Dallas full time.  Thanksgiving  at Uncle Kel's ranch is a family reunion that comes with a lot of baggage.   The biggest of course is her two boyfriends that Kyla invites without Jocelyn's knowledge. Her cousin, Ruby June, is found to have been abused by her husband, Eddy,  who turns up dead and Ruby has now disappeared.  Jocelyn witnesses Eddy meeting with someone who might be his murderer.  As Jocelyn's jumps to more than conclusions in this latest installment, you wonder if she will make it out alive.

Told with a lot of humor, a touch of romance, Hamrick brings life to  this Texan mystery.  All of the characters are memorable and you will be wondering who Jocelyn picks as her one boyfriend.  Parts of Jocelyn's escapes remind me of an I Love Lucy episode and had me really laughing out loud.  There is just enough tension and suspense that will make you want to finish in one night.  I always have a great time reading Hamrick's stories and just wish that these were released more than once a year.

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  1. This one sounds REALLY GOOD!!! I'll be reading this one!! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!!

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  2. I so enjoy these books--and have you to thank for the introduction! Would be fun to own this signed one...!

  3. I love family reunions. But I sure wouldn't want one with a murder in the midst.

    Janice Hamrick is a new author to me, but I will be looking to read her books. It'd be nice if I could win this one.

  4. I love that she combines humor and mystery.


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