Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Save: $3.23 (22%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Wicked Eddies (An RM Outd... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very mild wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery) Paperback – May 8, 2012


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.72
$0.99 $0.01

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$11.72 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery) + Deadly Currents (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery) + Fatal Descent (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery)
Price for all three: $35.19

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738721638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738721637
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,419,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Beth Groundwater (Colorado Springs, CO) was an avid "river rat" in the 1980s. Her book, A Real Basket Case (Five Star Publishing), was a 2007 Agatha Award finalist for Best First Novel. She is the author of several award-winning stories and holds key positions in local chapters of Mystery Writers of America and other writing associations.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Open publication - Free publishing - More amateur sleuth

Customer Reviews

Excellent character development and thrilling mystery.
Nexus 7
It has been a while since I read a good mystery book; I also had quite high expectations about this one.
johnc57
I kept going because it was so laughably bad I was curious as to whether it could keep getting worse.
voracious reader

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol Robinson on July 19, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Beth Groundwater has hit her stride in this second book in this series. The first book showed promise but it was such a dark time for the heroine, Mandy, it was a little overwhelming. Life moves on though and in this book we get to know Mandy better as she figures out her life and her relationships. The author does an excellent job of portraying the confusion as Mandy tries to move on while honoring the past. Her struggle to come to terms with what she should do with her uncle's house, which she does not need except as an emotional touchstone, are so real I could empathize with her and her moods. And all this is happening as her best friend, Cynthia, is suspected of murdering her own uncle, something the fiercely loyal Mandy does not believe. The story is well done and the scenes so complete one can fall right in the story and enjoy the Arkansas River. I'm looking forward to spending time with these people in this wonderful setting again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lori Caswell VINE VOICE on May 31, 2012
Format: Paperback
Salida Colorado is getting ready for its annual fly fishing tournament. The river rangers are checking all the spots up and down the mighty Arkansas River making sure everything is ready for the participants. Mandy thinks it should be a busy weekend but it shouldn't be too dangerous. Then she finds the dead body, would-be competitor Howie Abbott and it wasn't a fish that drove that hatchet through his neck.

As Mandy searches for clues she finds out Howie Abbott is Cynthia's uncle and her least favorite person on earth. She is not surprised when Cynthia becomes a prime suspect but she knows her friend is not a murderer. She takes in upon herself to find the real killer while being careful not to be carried away by the undertow or plunges too deep into Wicked Eddies.

Dollycas's Thoughts

Beth Groundwater writes what she knows. You can tell that by the way she writes. She takes us on a wild ride!

Cynthia was my favorite supporting character in Deadly Currents and she is center stage in this installment. She is so upset she is not even telling the blonde jokes that I loved. The author reveals Cynthia's past and we get to see the person behind the jokes. The vulnerable Cynthia, a person I grew to care even more about.

Mandy is dealing with a lot in this story as well. She is still coming to terms with her own uncle's death and trying to move forward which we know is never easy. Rob makes me a little mad as he continues to push her at times for his own agenda. Sometimes guys just don't have a clue.

There are a couple of mysteries here, murder and missing persons along with the adventure of the fishing tournament that makes this a very fast paced story. Plenty of clues and plenty of distractions to keep the pages turning as we try to solve the mysteries ourselves.

You do not have to fish or ride the rapids to be hooked by this adventure, but you want to start after reading it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary L. Moore on October 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The author puts you in the story line of this book. You not only have a mystery but can learn about fishing along the way.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Smith on July 20, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I love this series! The books are a fast, fun read with loveable characters. I really enjoy the peek the author gives us into the lives of river rangers and rafting guides!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By voracious reader on June 3, 2014
Format: Paperback
I read the first book in the series, and it was all right. This one? I kept going because it was so laughably bad I was curious as to whether it could keep getting worse. It did.

First, there's a major problem with the Ellis family's whereabouts on Sunday. They have two sets of (apparently true) alibis, as if the author fails to realize that when she talks about the day after Faith disappeared, she is also talking about the day Howie was killed. I can't believe no editor pointed this out.

Second, Rob is a chauvinistic, pushy creep, and the way Mandy gives in to him is nauseating, especially when we keep hearing about how strong and independent she is. I expected her to break up with him, not to go against her instincts about him and Bridget Murphy. I'm fine with unhealthy relationships in books if the author recognizes that they're unhealthy, but here it's treated as normal and okay. The rational, logical man knows the silly, emotional woman better than she knows herself. The idea that a woman should stifle her own instincts and trust in her man is not only obsolete but dangerous.

Also: leaving a dog out overnight in mountain lion country? Where I live, in a more urban area of Colorado, lions have taken three dogs out of fenced yards in just the past two months. Chaffee County has plenty of lions, too, and they sometimes prey on dogs. If the author wants to convey an accurate sense of life in Colorado, these are the kinds of details that matter.

Finally, I know people who work at some of the agencies mentioned in the book.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By johnc57 on March 15, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A river ranger Mandy Tanner was doing her job (mostly cleaning campsite after tourists) when she found a dead body - a local fisherman killed with an axe and sprayed with pepper gas for good measure. This happened right before the international fishing tournament for which the dead men was one of the most likely candidates to win. This also happened not to be the last dead body Mandy found.

It has been a while since I read a good mystery book; I also had quite high expectations about this one. Does it deliver? Yes, almost. This is a good old-fashioned mystery, meaning a fairly complicated plot, a lot of red herrings, and a lot of suspects. On the top of that, I learned quite a lot of things about rangers' work, whitewater rafting, and fly fishing; and the way all this information is presented is NOT boring.

My only complaint which prevented me from giving this book 5 stars (and it came pretty close to this) is that there is something lacking, something subtle I cannot quite define. Maybe it is a lack of excitement of discovery of clues which comes from the fact that Mandy is not a detective and things happen to her instead of her actively conducting the investigation - most of the time.

Still this is a very good mystery book which made me a fan of the author and eager to read her other writings.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


More About the Author

Bestselling mystery author Beth Groundwater writes two series, the Claire Hanover gift basket designer series and the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner. The first book in her Claire Hanover series, A REAL BASKET CASE, was released in hardcover in 2007 and re-released in trade paperback and ebook in November, 2011. The book garnered good reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and other national reviewers and was nominated for the 2007 Best First Novel Agatha Award. The second book, TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, was released in hardcover in 2009, also to good reviews, and was re-released in trade paperback and ebook in November, 2012. The third book, A BASKET OF TROUBLE, was released in November, 2013, and was favorably reviewed by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and other publications.

DEADLY CURRENTS, the first book in Beth's Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner, was released in trade paperback and ebook in March, 2011 with good reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and Mystery Scene, among many others. It was a #3 overall bestseller on Amazon. The second book, WICKED EDDIES, was released in May, 2012 and was a finalist for The Rocky Award, for best mystery set in western North America. The third book, FATAL DESCENT, was released in June, 2013, with good reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal.

Beth was an avid "river rat" in the 1980s, running whitewater rivers in the eastern US, and enjoyed reacquainting herself with that subculture while researching the RM Outdoor Adventures series. In June, 2011, she was the parade VIP for the First in Boating on the Arkansas River (FIBArk) whitewater festival in Salida, Colorado, which is featured in DEADLY CURRENTS. Beth does not have her own gift basket business, but she creates gift baskets for friends, relatives, and charity auctions. She lives in Colorado and enjoys its many outdoor activities, including skiing and whitewater rafting.

Beth's science fiction novella, THE EPSILON ERIDANI ALTERNATIVE, was released in ebook and paperback in 2009. Also, she has published nine short stories, many multiple times in various formats, including audio. She enjoys meeting with book clubs in person or via Skype or speakerphone to discuss her books. Visit her website at http://bethgroundwater.com/ and her blog at http://bethgroundwater.blogspot.com/ for more information or to arrange a visit.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery)
This item: Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery)
Price: $11.72
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com