When she's not penning humorous suspense novels, Kathy McIntosh helps others make their words work. She is an editor, and a columnist and speaker about words and writing. She lives in Idaho with two hairy cats, one large, lazy dog and a husband who most of the time is neither hairy nor lazy. Kathy loves spending time in the mountains of Idaho, hiking, snowshoeing and figuring out how to stay warm. She's an expert on long johns! She lived for eight years five miles up a dirt road, emphasis on the up. When not enjoying Idaho outdoors or cozied up reading, she loves to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines. She's happiest combining that traveling with speaking about words and writing. Kathy's stories and essays have appeared in Futures Mystery Magazine, Hauntings from the Snake River Plain, and An Eclectic Collage -- Creative Works by the Women of the Pixie Chicks' Writers Group. Kathy is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers. She co-founded the popular mystery lovers' conference, Murder in the Grove. MUSTARD'S LAST STAND was inspired by her love of the outdoors and her hope that we will save it. If you wish a signed copy of the print edition, visit Kathy's website.
Each character is portrayed as a believable person, and they all end up in unpredictable, funny circumstances - Kathy has a great imagination. It was hard to put the book down when it was time to go to sleep, I wanted to know what happened next. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
I thoroughly enjoyed 'Mustard's Last Stand'. Kathy McIntosh has created a neww series of books that leave me hungry fo more. The cast of characters are unique and make me look forward to reading more about the residents of Hancock. Great book!
Mustard's Last Stand's cover merely hints at the funny read inside. Set in a small town in northern Idaho, this novel brings together a wacky group of townspeople, a new "Safari Camp" and unwed mothers. I laughed out loud several times while reading--and this almost never happens. But I think what I enjoyed most about Mustard's Last Stand is the wonderful interplay between Mustard--who's returned to his hometown--and his brother, Roadkill!, ex-girlfriend and the rest of the townspeople. My only regret is that when this novel ended I couldn't jump into the next one from this author.
Note: Mustard's Last Stand comes down firmly on the side of environmentalists.