HUCKLEBERRY MURDERS, THE by Patrick F. McManus - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Patrick F. McManus.
Sheriff Bo Tully is the brand of western lawman who uses as much
cunning and guile on the ladies as he does solving his cases. He’s a man
with a sense of humor and a hunch for the truth, which comes in handy
when trying to capture killers and establish order in Blight County.
the novel opens, Sheriff Tully is following up on one of his famous
hunches: he suspects the murder of local retiree Orville Poulson by his
ranch caretaker, Ray Crockett, a sociopath with a criminal record. The
only problem is, Tully has no evidence or body to prove that a crime has
been committed—supposedly Orville is alive and well and cashing his
Social Security checks from Spokane.
Meanwhile, a far more
alarming case emerges. Three young men have been shot, each in the back
of the head, execution style, in a huckleberry patch on Scotchman
Mountain, leaving behind no identification. With the help of confident
and beautiful FBI agent Angela Phelps, Tully tries to connect the dots
between Poulson’s disappearance, the sudden spate of murders occurring
in Blight County, and a big white pickup truck with dual tires causing
havoc and crime. As the few potential leads are either killed off or
prove nearly impossible to track down, Tully must follow his instincts
to piece together the puzzle of who is doing the killing, and why. His
suspicions lead him straight into a haunted swamp, along with Agent
Phelps, his womanizing ex-sheriff father, Pap, expert tracker and good
friend Dave, and mountain man Poke. A twisty case packed with murder and
mystery, The Huckleberry Murders is the most entertaining tale yet in this beloved series.