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One Shot Too Many: Appalachian Adventure Mystery (Appalachian Adventure Mysteries) Paperback – September 10, 2011
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Return to Blue Falls for another exciting murder mystery, filled with intriguing new characters, and plenty of illicit activity for Jemma and Detective Tucker to unravel. -- Elizabeth Debold, University of North Carolina Library
From the Author
I love to hear from readers! Here are some frequently asked questions and answers.
How did you get started writing? One year I asked a woman who worked in the office if she had anything for me to read on my vacation to a dude ranch. She gave me a Kay Hooper contemporary romance. That year, I read 400 romances. Then I decided that I could write one. I joined RWA and attended meetings and the national conference. They do an excellent job of training in the craft of writing.
What makes this novel different from others in your genre?
One unique aspect of my novels is that some of the minor characters are real people. I have permission to use their names and photographs. Yes, there are pictures in the novels. Also, many of the settings are real such as the waterfall and cave in Triplett Valley which exist where I live.
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Maggie Bishop excels at pulling her reader into the moment with vivid, colorful descriptions of locale and fauna. Jemma Chase is an appealing character, a strong young woman who matures more with each book. Her life as trail-leader for the dude ranch is an intriguing concept and Bishop's description of daily activities at the ranch is interesting and fun. With great skill, Bishop delivers subtle clues as to the murderer, providing her readers with a challenging mystery.
One of the things I loved about this novel was the descriptive language. I could smell the flowers, see the lay of the land, and felt like I was getting to know the mountains as much as the people. I like the authenticity of culture, the foods, the trail rides and the ranch life. It was like taking a vacation and solving a mystery wrapped into one, easy-to-read package.
Which leads me to another thing I enjoyed. The book was intriguing, yet void of distractions like bad language or poor editing. It was a novel I could escape into that left a hole in my Kindle's heart--which made room for me to purchase more of Mrs. Bishop's books.
When a local journalist is murdered during the photography club meeting at Jemma's aunt and uncle's Dude Ranch, she does her best to restrain her detecting instincts so she won't jeopardize Tucker's career. In the meantime, Tucker threatens their relationship by getting involved with an old flame. Jemma grows in character in this book and as always, Bishop puts the reader right in the mountains watching for clues. The suspense held up throughout the story as I tried to figure out who had done it, and, finally I received a surprised ending to satisfy!