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From the Author

The idea for my "Havoc in Hancock" series of humorous suspense novels came in a small cafe, where my environmental activist daughter introduced me to the real Roadkill. He became the inspiration for a major character in Mustard's Last Stand. I simply had to find a way to write about a man who dresses in the skins of animals he's found dead by the side of the road. To have him and his brother fighting to save wild animals who simply shouldn't be in North Idaho seemed a good fit. 
I love Carl Hiaasen and the way his books highlight the dangers to Florida's natural habitat. I hope my books can do the same for a wild but different place: North Idaho.
I've always loved telling tales. Even when I start out serious, I seem to be unable to control my sense of humor, but I'm told my brand of quirky works and I'm glad. 
When I edit a chapter and smile or even, at times, laugh out loud, I know I'm heading the right direction. I hope my readers will find something to smile, laugh at, and possibly think about as they read my words.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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An endearingly quirky cast of characters and a humorous voice that's sure to captivate, combined with a mission that both nature lovers and Don Quixote would celebrate, make Mustard's Last Stand an absolute charmer! Don't miss this fun debut. 
-- Kris Neri, award-winning author of Revenge on Route 66 and Magical Alienation
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Can Ed Mustard turn a chaotic stew into a dish that will win the blue ribbon at Hancock Days? 
Recipe for Disaster--or is it Destiny--Stew
Take: 
One tiny, cash-strapped, oddball-rich town in North Idaho 
Add: 
One struggling screenwriter seeking solace in his hometown
One extra-large mustard jar bearing the cremains of a famous actress
One ex-car salesman turned canned hunt enthusiast 
One fake preacher-for-hire/con man on the run
One dedicated and discredited eco-activist, dressed in animal skins
Four determined pregnant women
One crazed pill-popper
Sprinkle with assorted captive African wildlife.
Stir thoroughly and let simmer. 
Slowly mix in one runaway ice cream truck. 
Watch things boil over in Hancock, Idaho.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: L & L Dreamspell (September 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603184708
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603184700
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,109,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

When she's not penning award-winning humorous suspense novels, Kathy McIntosh helps others make their words work. She is an editor, and also writes and speaks about words and writing. She lives in Arizona with two hairy cats, one large, lazy dog and a husband who most of the time is neither hairy nor lazy.
Kathy lived for eight years five miles up a dirt road, emphasis on the up. She became an expert on long johns and driving snow covered roads. Now that the scenery has changed from cottonwoods to cactus, she's enjoying learning about javelinas, saguaros and other desert life. When not enjoying the 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.

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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.
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First off you have to get past the cover of the book. Once you read the book it makes total sense but without that knowledge its awful. Don't judge a book by its cover.

I was pleasantly surprised with Mustard's Last Stand. I was worried at first with the amount of characters we were introduced to right from the start. However, despite the magnitude of characters in the book, the author pulled it off exceedingly well and I had great grasp of the main characters and their motivations.

This story was witty, fun and kept me guessing. I also found it very profound at times. I think my favorite line in the story was,"Never underestimate the lunacy of a man who thinks he's right." You also have a main character nicknamed Roadkill, what can go wrong?! I definitely recommend this story for a fun read.....Sara
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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.
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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!
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This is a great book! Wonderful outdoor mountain setting in Idaho with crazy/fun characters involved in interesting/hilarious situations. If you enjoy reading Carl Hiaasen's books, definitely give this a try. Ed Mustard returns to his home town, Hancock, Idaho, feeling he is a screenwriting failure in California. Bringing his wife's ashes with him (and talking to her/them frequently), he finds his brother, Ed, aka Roadkill, involved in trying to get their family ranch back from an eager to make a profit business owner intent on turning the ranch into "Camp Destiny" - a place where "hunters" can go to "hunt" wild game. Woven within the story are 4 pregnant women, a con-man/preacher, a drug addict, and a smart, very physically endowed woman intent on working in law enforcement. All of this creates a good story with serious issues yet funny situations. Looking forward to a second installment with more Mustards!
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Bigotry, activism, pregnancy, honesty, greed, lust, love, suicide, redemption. Can one book address all these issues in such a way that your eyes don't glaze over with the preachiness? It sure can, if characters like opposite-temperament brothers Ed and Roadkill Mustard; four pregnant heroines with names like Gina, Feather, Sondra, and Juanita; a pompous bully-villain like Vincent Naismith; the misguided and misogynous duo of Dean and Roger Schramm; and a determined ex-security guard named Lacy Ponder meet up in Hancock, Idaho.
Author Kathy McIntosh has either met these folks and changed their names, or she's got an incredible gift for creating hilarious, yet recognizable characters. With her words, you see, hear, even smell the characters as they race, stumble, sashay, and fight their way to claiming the old family homestead, rediscovering themselves, and giving a sleepy town a good ole wake-up call along the way.
The characters take us on a hilarious, smack-your-forehead ride, rooting for the heroes, misguided and irresponsible tho' some of them may be.
I was happy to hear there will be more Mustard adventures as Ms. McIntosh is finishing the next novel in this series.
Ethel Lee-Miller
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Mustard's Last Stand is fast-paced, funny and wise. It reminds me of the lighter, humorous suspense writing of Dean Koontz, although Kathy McIntosh has a unique and polished style of her own. What I liked most about this story was the very realistic and fascinating characters. By "real" I mean that they did stupid things; they did wise and courageous things. They argued, laughed, made love, cursed, and struggled with relationships. It's been a long time since I enjoyed a book this much. I suspect the author had as much fun writing it as you will have reading it. Sharon Sterling
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A totally fun read. I enjoyed getting acquainted with all the characters (zany, lovable, quirks and all) and love the way the author mixes points to ponder in with nonstop plot surprises and humor that sometimes just "slaps you upside the head." The book even comes with a "lagniappe" by way of a recipe for scones. New Jersey has Janet Evanovich; Idaho has Kathy McIntosh. I hope to meet up with the residents of Hancock again.
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