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The Witness Wore Blood Bay [Kindle Edition]

L.C. Evans
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In Talented Horsewoman, the first book of the Leigh McRae horse mystery series, main character Leigh McRae discovers a body. She also ends up solving a murder. Along the way she helps her cousin Sammi, who is dating a burglar, and she manages to get out from under the control of her overbearing ex-husband.

Now Leigh's friend Candy, a fellow horsewoman, finds herself accused of murder. Who else would she turn to for help except Leigh? After all, everyone in small town Del Canto knows Leigh has body-discovering experience. Never mind that Leigh is busy finding out who's poisoning dogs in Sammi's neighborhood and she's trying to renovate her home without going broke. Or that her ex-husband Kenneth and former ranchhand Doug Reilly have become roommates in Leigh's guest house.

There's a murder to solve. And her friend won't take no for an answer.


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About the Author

L.C. Evans' writing career began with short stories and humorous essays. Her work has been published in a variety of magazines, including Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, and Ladies Circle among many others. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband Bob, their three or four Chihuahuas, and a grandson, the Boy. When not wrangling the Chihuahuas and the Boy, she writes novels. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling Kindle book, We Interrupt This Date, as well as several other titles. See her website: http://www.lcevans.com or her blog: http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/

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  • File Size: 382 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456591606
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KNWHX6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #707,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second in the series, as good or better than the first February 4, 2011
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This is the second in the Leigh McRae mystery series by LC Evans and although I read many mysteries and can often figure out "who done it" early on, Ms. Evans surprised me at the end!! And no I am not going to ruin the surprise for you. Get the book and read it, or better yet, get both this one and the first in the series, "Talented Horsewoman" and read them in order.

When I purchase a book, and like it, I try to read every thing that author has written, LC Evans books are no exception. Check out "We Interrupt This Date" which is set in Charleston, and "Jobless Recovery", although it doesn't name the actual town, my gut instinct is that it is Charlotte, NC the financial capital of North Carolina and in some minds, of the world with the home of major bank corportations there. The only book of hers I haven't read is "Night Camp" and it is a teen novel, and although I am long, long past my teens, it is on my Kindle to read when I get time.

I would put LC Evans in the category of my other favorite mystery writers, Margaret Maron and Janet Evonovich. The Leigh McRae series are set in Florida and revolve around horses, something I know nothing about, but the reader doesn't need to be an equine enthusist to enjoy these books. Ms. Evan explains it all so it is an integral part of the setting, but not required to enjoy the mystery!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun cozy mystery February 3, 2011
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I wasn't sure if I was going to like this because the main character, Leigh, is a horsewoman and I'm not that familiar with the horsey world. But you don't need to be a horse fan to appreciate this well written cozy mystery. LC Evans transports readers into the novel brilliantly with her vivid descriptions and great dialogue. I was hooked from the start. Here's just one snippet I loved..."He was short - shorter than my five feet nine - and bald and wore a scraggly mustache that looked like an underfed garden spider".

It's fun, pacy, humorous, and a great little read. Fans of chicklit will really enjoy this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leigh McRae does it again January 26, 2011
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Leigh McRae stumbles onto another mystery. She's determined not to get involved this time, given she got shot last time she meddled, but how do you turn down a plea for help from a friend who's already presumed guilty?

This story centers around amateur sleuth, Leigh, horses and horse people. If you like mysteries & horses & amateur sleuths, you'll love this second in the Leigh McRae series, following Talented Horsewoman. Get The Witness Wore Blood Bay for $.99. (1/26/2011)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive January 27, 2011
By saysaah
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I began reading The Witness Wore Blood Bay on a snowy afternoon. I didn't lift my head for the next two hours and then only to turn on the lights. Within a half dozen pages, this deft writer had created the best kind of small town ambiance in which to set her mystery. Yes, there is a crime at the center of the story and it has to be solved but how we get there is oh so enjoyable.

After the last close call with a dead body, Leigh McRae has promised her fiancé to stop dabbling in murder. But what is she to do? The latest murder suspect is named Candy and she has an autistic child that needs his mother. Her cousin Sammi says, "You can protest all you want but I know how you are, Leigh. You're such a nurturer and so, ah, curious about things." That's as good a description as any of this thoroughly engaging sleuth who can't help attracting people who need things: from her ex who needs a place to stay to a casual friend who has been accused of murder, to her cousin who needs her help to find out who is poisoning all the dogs in the neighborhood.
Leigh, witty, generous and full of laugh-out-loud observations is just beginning to enjoy her freedom in the aftermath of a painful divorce. Like all of us she is dealing with financial downturns, home repairs, her bossy friends, her ex and a catalogue of needy pets including, of course, her beloved horses. Oh, and by the way, she has to find the killer before they convict poor Candy. L.C. Evans makes us wish we, along with her cousin Sammi, could be the Watson to Leigh's Sherlock. Highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "who dunnit" February 1, 2011
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Great modern mystery read, I never figured out "who dunnit" A fun read if you like horses and mysteries and a modern up to date story. Can hardly wait for the next in the series as this one was even better than the first book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An appealing sleuth April 9, 2011
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Leigh McRae, amateur sleuth and professional horsewoman, returns in L.C. Evan's second book in this series. I loved the first book, "Talented Horsewoman," and was not disappointed in the second. Leigh cannot keep herself from responding to an appeal for help any more than she stop herself from adopting stray dogs, cats, and even vile ex-husbands. She follows many false leads in finding the murderer (which comes as a total surprise at the end) while searching her heart for what she wants out of life -- or as she says, "when I grow up." Evans writes an appealing story seasoned with humor, especially in her character descriptions and wry inner thoughts. When you read this book, be prepared to chuckle. "The Witness Wore Blood Bay" is a great read that will leave you waiting eagerly for book three. While you are waiting, check out "We Interrupt This Date" for another fast and funny read.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Witness Wore Blood Bay
In The Witness Wore Blood Bay, Leigh's friend Candy, a fellow horsewoman, finds herself accused of murdering a man the police say was her lover. Read more
Published on January 20, 2012 by D. A. Spruzen, author
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
I enjoyed this book. It was humorous and had a surprise ending, which I like. And a great price for a Kindle read.
Published on June 5, 2011 by Rosie the Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced, page turner that will keep you guessing!
Have you ever read a book that you were immediately pulled into the life of the character and felt you were living the story? Read more
Published on March 21, 2011 by Linda S. Prather
5.0 out of 5 stars A Talented Bookwoman
I got to read Ms. Evan's book when I offered to help format it for print. To be honest, I didn't expect to like it because my experience with horsewomen brought to mind vapid... Read more
Published on March 4, 2011 by E Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps You Guessing....
Yes, the book keeps you guessing who the murderer is and that's a good thing. I must have changed my mind at least four times during the course of reading the book. Read more
Published on March 3, 2011 by Kindle Owner
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were engaging and the plot draws you in quickly. The writing style is very easy to read. Read more
Published on February 26, 2011 by lq
5.0 out of 5 stars You Don't Have to be a Horse Person to LOVE This Cozy!
I am not a horse person and I have not read the first book in this series, but I LOVED EVERY MINUTE of The Witness Wore Blood Bay. Read more
Published on February 18, 2011 by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars My New Best Friend
I found a new best friend this week. Leigh McRae ~ horsewoman and irresistible amateur sleuth. This is the second in the series and now I want to read the first book, A Talented... Read more
Published on February 6, 2011 by barbara silkstone
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
My first book by LC and it proves to be worth it. The story is very detailed and winds you through many schemes and scenarios all the way to the end. Read more
Published on January 30, 2011 by Tracie
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More About the Author

L.C. Evans began her writing career with short stories and essays before branching out into novel writing. More than a hundred of her stories and humorous essays have been published in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Horse Illustrated, and Ladies Circle among many others. Over the years Ms. Evans has won awards in writing contests and has kept busy honing her craft by taking writing courses and attending writing seminars. She was recently a featured presenter at the Carolinas Writers Conference in Wadesboro, North Carolina. After traditional publication of Talented Horsewoman, the first of her Leigh McRae horse mystery novels, Ms. Evans decided to take control of her career by trying her hand at indie publishing.

"All this means," she says, "is that I pay for my own editing, proofreading, cover design, formatting, and all the other publishing expenses. However, I also get complete control over my books, and that means I can keep the price low. Readers on a budget will still have access to my books. I care deeply about all of my readers and I take great joy in the many fan letters readers send me."

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