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Above the Bridge: A Paige MacKenzie Mystery [Kindle Edition]

Deborah Garner
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (555 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Paige MacKenzie arrives in Jackson Hole, her only goal is to complete a simple newspaper assignment about the Old West. However, it's not long before her instincts tell her there's more than a basic story to be found in the popular, northwestern Wyoming mountain area. A chance encounter with attractive cowboy Jake Norris soon has Paige chasing a legend of buried treasure, passed down through generations.

From the torn edge of a water-damaged map to the mysterious glow of an antler arch, Paige will follow clues high into the mountainous terrain and deep into Jackson's history. Side-stepping a few shady characters who are also searching for the same hidden reward, she will have to decide who is trustworthy and who is not.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2369 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cranberry Cove Press (December 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AKN94XQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mystery, suspense, excitement! May 9, 2012
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This was a very fun read -- New Yorker Paige MacKenzie arrives in Jackson Hole Wyoming to write an article about the area. She (literally) runs into a handsome cowboy, chases buried treasure, unravels long-hidden mysteries, and even encounters the supernatural. It's very well-written, and the imagery and descriptions of the gorgeous area made me feel like I was there myself. I wish I could give it four and a half stars- the only reason I bumped it down from five was because the supernatural sections seemed a little lacking to me. I would have liked that aspect of the novel to have been woven more into the narrative - it added an even more interesting layer to what was already an interesting story. It seemed a little added-on, though, and I also found myself not quite believing Paige's reactions to it.

The mystery is believable and the well-paced action kept me reading. It was both entertaining and suspenseful. I hope we'll get more stories about Paige and Jake!
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding June 12, 2012
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I live in Jackson Hole and very much enjoy mysteries. Above the Bridge embraced the flavor of it's location along with a great story line. Ms. Garner has done an excellent job of describing this part of the country while providing the reader with a first rate mystery. When will Paige Mackenzie be back!
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read June 22, 2012
A fun, semi-historical read. It brought back vivid memories of our trip to Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons. The author has an excellent imagination which she brings to her mystery story. I would recommend "Above The Bridge" to anyone who is looking for a fun mystery.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better January 23, 2013
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I am very interested in this area of Wyoming and had thought that the description of the area would engage me more than it did.

The main character didn't seem very well developed. The mystery wasn't particularly compelling. I found myself skimming a lot of this book in hopes that it'd get better. The book wasn't bad, but could have been better.

The trip back in time was an interesting twist that really made the history of the area come to life, but the second trip back in time felt like cheating.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great summer read July 5, 2012
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This book held my interest from start to finish. It was beautifully written with such great descriptions that I could picture the town and landscapes. It had enough mystery and suspense to be very entertaining. Great read!!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good all around. February 18, 2013
By granto8
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Very good! Excellent history & description of the Tetons & the Jackson Hole area, The author wrote a fascinating story with lots of twists & turns that added to the story.. Highly recommend the novel.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not at all what I expected January 4, 2013
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Having been to Jackson Hole twice and loving it, I was excited to read a book set in that location. Weird story line and trite dialogue. Would not recommend
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars time travel mystery December 27, 2012
By Audrey
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I bought this mystery primarily because it is set in the area of Jackson Hole, Wyoming - which I have visited and loved. I liked the many mentions of things like the antler arches in the town of Jackson, coyotes mousing, Moose Droop (a local beer), bald eagles, and more. However, the story itself was rather bland. I never felt any urgency to find out what comes next.

In fact, the author solved the mystery by throwing in a couple of time travel episodes, the basis for which was never explained. In the past for a short time, the character directly observed the answer to the mystery. I am not clear on why a stranger from out of town would suddenly blink into the past and see the material that supports a newspaper article she intends to write. It doesn't happen to the locals. It felt like a lazy plot device rather than a necessary part of the plot line. There was also a threat from some locals, I guess to add tension, but their background and motives were explained only superficially. I am not fond of mysteries with gaping plot holes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Not quite as captivating add I had hoped. It took me a while to get through it. And the end it's only ok. It didn't really finalize anything. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars I usually love these types of "escape reading
I usually love these types of "escape reading." This one needs some more development of believable areas so as to connect the fantasy parts. Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Lorraine Jasper
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern day western legend
This book is well,written, left me wanting to read into the night. The past experiences made the story of lost gold more believable. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Wanda Carol Ware
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read but different.
I was a little perplexed by how she discovered some things but the story line was interesting and held my attention. Best part was the history and description of Jackson Hole.
Published 1 day ago by heidi verner
4.0 out of 5 stars A light reading matter, some unexplained "As if by ...
A light reading matter, some unexplained "As if by magic" did the skeleton key fit in to the plot? was there any doubt of the ending? Read more
Published 3 days ago by rosemary
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good book
Published 5 days ago by Kit
2.0 out of 5 stars Really disappointed with the authors' magic answer
What the heck - can't think of how to get a problem solved so the heroine just picks up a key and whammo - she's back in the old west?!? Read more
Published 6 days ago by Ruth Caves
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining visit to past and present Jackson Hole with a sparkling...
Enticing view of mankind rekindling hope for a better tomorrow in spite of greed. A surprise awaits to delight you.
Published 14 days ago by L Brawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great writing. Love the story & it was easy to visualize the scenery.
Published 16 days ago by Betty Hatheway
3.0 out of 5 stars The supernatural aspect left me cold.
The supernatural aspect left me cold.
Published 16 days ago by Linda C. Dillenback
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More About the Author

Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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