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This may be Lisa Wysocky's fiction debut, but she is no stranger to the equine world or to writing. With The Opium Equation, Wysocky takes her expertise in a new direction, with a fast-paced mystery set in the South. There is no shortage of action or unique characters, with a bit of humor thrown in as well. It's an entertaining read that takes you along for the ride as the story unfolds. BOTTOM LINE: A murder, a mystery, and a psychic horse. What's not to love? Horsemen s Yankee Pedlar, Kate Tully --Horsemen s Yankee Pedlar, Kate Tully

"Lisa Wysocky paints a vivid picture of the Tennessee landscape in this mystery where there are as many twists and turns as in the Tennessee hills themselves. Who is a friend? Who is an enemy? It seems only the river knows. . . ." --Chuck Dauphin, The Dauphin Files --Chuck Dauphin, The Dauphin Files

As usual Lisa Wysocky writes with skill and nearly unparalleled knowledge of the equines she dearly loves. This time, she kicks it up a notch in a mystery that makes you think and keeps you riveted. It's a page turner. Tess Vanattia, publisher, Horse South --Tess Vanattia, publisher, Horse South

“Lisa Wysocky reins you in with a gentle tug, and then you're off on a whirlwind ride through uncharted mystery. The Opium Equation had us from giddy-up-GO!” ––Kim McLean and Devon O'Day, Plain Jane Wisdom, Fox News Radio, 1510 WLAC

'From the first page to the last The Opium Equation will keep you engaged and wanting more, horse lover or not.' ––Glenn the Geek, founder, Horse Radio Network

About the Author

Lisa Wysocky is an award-winning author, editor, riding instructor, and equine clinician who helps horse / human partners form amazing bonds. A registered PATH International instructor, Lisa trains horses for therapeutic riding and other equine assisted therapies. She splits her time between Tennessee and Minnesota.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Cat Enright Mystery
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Titles (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935270060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935270065
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,245,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

It is obvious that Lisa Wysocky loves both books and horses! As an author and motivational speaker who trains horses for and consults with therapeutic riding programs, she stays really busy, but wouldn't have it any other way.

First, the non-horse books. You may have seen the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had. Lisa co-authored the book version with Brad Cohen. The book won a Foreword Book of the Year Award, among a number of other awards, and the movie version won a Faith & Freedom award. Happy dance!

Lisa also co-authored Two Foot Fred with Fred Gill, and Walking on Eggshells, with Lyssa Chapman, a star of the reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter. Hidden Girl, co-authored with Shyima Hall, discusses Shyima's time as a child slave in Egypt and here in the United States, The book even made the national bestseller lists in Brazil!

Next, on to the horse books. Lisa's book and DVD, My Horse, My Partner, help horse/human partners form amazing bonds; and Horse Country, a beautiful four-color coffee table book, features many stars of country music and their horses.

Her debut mystery, The Opium Equation, is an equestrian cozy mystery set near Nashville, Tennessee and features an unlikely cast of characters including a (possibly) psychic horse. The book won four awards, including a Mom's Choice award for fiction. The sequel, The Magnum Equation, won Best Equine-related Book from the American Horse Publications, the first time a fiction book had been awarded such an honor.

Lisa is a PATH International therapeutic riding instructor and has been chosen as one of the country's Top 50 riding instructors by ARIA. Her book Therapy Horse Selection helps horse owners who are considering donating their horse to a therapy program, understand what kind of horse a therapeutic riding center might need, and also helps centers find horses for their programs.

As a speaker Lisa motivates people, and as an equine clinician she helps horses and humans connect in meaningful ways. If she had any spare time, she would enjoy Scrabble, hiking, reading, water sports, and Minnesota Twins baseball, not necessarily in that order. Lisa splits her time between Tennessee and Minnesota.

Find her at LisaWysocky.com, twitter.com/LisaWysocky, LisaWysocky.blogspot.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/powerofawhisper. Lisa also blogs for EquestrianInk, and HorseCrossings, and writes a monthly column in the ACTHA monthly magazine. She supports Colby's Army, a 501c3 charitable organization.

Customer Reviews

A fun read with suspense, romance and horses.
X. Rawls
Look forward to the next book which I will be starting after this review.
LKalafor
Loved the story surrounded by life with horses and horse people.
Rita Shultz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 7, 2012
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I just finished THE OPIUM EQUATION; A Cat Enright Mystery. This is a great read for those who love mysteries, horses, and unusual characters! Anyone who has spent time in a small town, Nashville, and/or the horse world knows they are likely to run into some interesting characters with interesting lives and, more importantly, colorful pasts.

Lisa Wysocky doesn't disappoint with this yarn of mystery and, ultimately, suspense. Even the horses have unusual personalities and anyone who knows horses, knows this to be true!

Wysocky tells the story in a manner that is much like a long letter filled with news and color, describing the events of her life. Written with a natural first person cadence and pace, you learn not only what the heroin does but what she is thinking and how she reflects on her actions. Are they deep, complicated, or highly intellectual thoughts? No! They are the sort of thoughts the reader could imagine having if placed in the same situation. That is what makes the story feel so genuine despite some of the strange events that occur.

Do we gain deep insights into all of the characters? No! We only learn about the ones who really matter to the story. The others are likely to take center stage in future Cat Enright Mysteries. We just get a taste of them now, knowing there is much more to learn just below the surface. I am anxious to see who we find in the middle of the next mess!

I read some of the other reviews posted here and a few were negative. No book is for everyone but if you are looking for a light and entertaining mystery that includes horses, unusual (yet believable) characters, and a heroine who is an authentic horsewomen with less than perfect characteristics (not some dolled up Hollywood version) then this is the book for you.
PS: If you like chocolate and good southern comfort food, prepare yourself for a hankering.
PPS: If you ever thought your pet was psychic, you might be right!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sharon on September 10, 2012
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As a lifetime horse person, any book with a plot framework set around horses and horse people has to be accurate or I will not continue, regardless of how good it is otherwise. This book makes no mistakes in the equine world, not even minor ones.

Overall, a very good first attempt at fiction/mystery and I think the series will get stronger. Having lived in KY for the last 12 years I am now much more familiar with the people and the region in which the book is set and find that much more interesting now than I would have as a MT native. A very good sense of the countryside and the people and attitudes. The plot revolves around actions within a family that go back to Civil War days and after living in this area, it is quite believable.

The characters were well developed, including the supporting cast and I particularly liked the young boy and the deputy. I did feel there were some inconsistencies with the main character. For a business woman, in the very tough business of professional training, she seemed more tentative than I would expect as well as being very impulsive. I also felt she was too easily pulled away from her duties and work at the barn. With several of the scenarios she was away from the barn, leaving horses in training unridden, which is not too likely too happen in a successful show barn. This was the only caveat I had with the equine involvement of the book and pretty minor.

The storyline moved well, held together and only required a couple of my dreaded "Bluebeard syndrome" moments, the 'don't open that door whatever you do' scenes. Overall, I'm looking forward to the next of the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg Hawkins on September 24, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book on a couple of levels. Having been a professional horse trainer for over 40 years I enjoyed the horse training discriptions and of course "Cats Tips". I also enjoyed the way the story flowed and the fact that Cat was not the most beautiful, smartest, super woman. Fun adventure that played from start to finish like a movie in my mind. I have recomended it to friends and family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dale A. Leatherman on November 13, 2013
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I always like it when I CAN'T figure out who the villain is. Wysocky has a quippy style and spunky main character reminiscent of Rita Mae Brown's work. It's fun to read. I would have liked a bit more about the horses in this book, but I did enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MaryAnn Myers on September 12, 2012
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I am not a mystery reader, particularly hard-boiled murder mysteries with even a remote reference to violence and gore. Fortunately since I am a horse person and came across Opium Equation by the equestrian route, was assured it was mild mannered - I settled back and started reading. Lots of facts are thrown at you in this story by way of the not always so wise amateur 29 year-old heroine sleuth by the name of Cat. At the end of the story, there is a follow up update on the characters, and also questions what could and would spark discussion at a book group. One question asks, "If you met Cat in person, would she be someone you would like as a friend? If so, why?" Well, I think I would, but being the mother of a daughter in that general age range, I'd be worried from sunup to sundown what she was up to next. Her heart is in the right place, no doubt, but think think think, Cat...before you put your life in danger next time. Alas, but this is a murder mystery, and I have a feeling, since this is going to be a series, she wouldn't be listening to me at all. She'll be off putting her own life in danger again to solve the crime. If I were a missing person, would I want her out there trying to find me? You bet!!
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