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Tacked to Death (Horse Lover's Mysteries, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback – February 5, 2008

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You don't have to be a horse aficionado to enjoy this series. The interesting characters and solid plotlines should appeal to any mystery reader.

--ca-reviews.blogspot.com/

I think this is a great cozy mysteries series and I think lots of others would like it too. --notenoughbooks.blogspot.com --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

A. K. Alexander dreamed of being a writer since the age of nine, earning a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California before tackling fiction. Today she is the author of almost two dozen books women s fiction, paranormal novels, mysteries, and thrillers including her recently re-issued debut novel, Covert Reich. A lifelong equestrian, she helps to run her family business manufacturing sports-medicine products for horses. She is a native of San Diego, California, and still lives there today with her family, which includes three kids, nine horses, four dogs, and a cat.

Suehyla El-Attar is an actress and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She dabbled in radio for a bit, working with several well-known stations as a morning news personality and DJ. Eventually, she returned to acting, on stage and in film. She has nurtured both crafts of acting and writing, working with local companies such as Theatre du Reve, Synchronicity Theatre, the Alliance Theatre Company, and Horizon Theatre Company as dramaturge, actress, and playwright on several projects. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; English Language edition (February 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425219836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425219836
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,117,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The only reason this is getting 2 stars is that it has horses in it, but even that's a bit of a stretch. The idea that someone can be killed with a polo mallet isn't really believable to me. Yes, the mallet head is solid wood, but I'd think the shaft would break before someone could use enough force to kill them. I don't remember in any of the 2 previous books Michaela being called "Mick" so much, but suddenly she is being called that frequently. And in the part towards the end where they were in the hospital...where did the cup of coffee come from that Michaela was drinking? It never said anything about her getting any, but suddenly she's holding a cup of coffee. I also doubt Rocky would've done what he did.
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Michaela (Mick) Bancroft's big charity event is causing more headaches than she expected - and not from the polo mallets that she's been dodging on the field. While polo is a new (and difficult) sport for her, not to mention painful, most of her aggravation is coming from setting up for the fashion show that follows! The caterers are complaining and threatening not to follow the menu the rich donors are expecting, and the make-up artist is five seconds from walking out the door after an incident with local playboy Sterling Taber - the man who also happens to be voted Most Eligible Bachelor for the fashion show. After putting out the flames, Mick's ready to toss her polo mallet at the next person who looks at her cross-eyed - until someone does it for her...

All Mick wants is to run her farm, take care of her horses, and teach her kids - the autistic and special needs children who come to her for lessons. She's somewhat serious about her detective boyfriend Jude Davis, but still isn't sure about that final step. When, during the fashion show, Michaela stumbles over the body of her less than favorite person Sterling, she becomes suspect number one in his murder. With Jude on a cruise with his daughter, Mick decides that she must prove her own innocence since the police do not seem inclined to look beyond proof of the murder weapon - Michaela's own polo mallet.

Having been so generous with her own time and friendship in the past, Mick's friends are more than willing to help her with her own problems, despite the questionable legalities of some of techniques. And while these antics seem to take their toll on Mick's relationship with Jude, they seem to be working on bringing the truth to bear - but will Mick be alive to see justice served?
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this book is 3rd in a series of horse murder mysteries. it involves people running a stable, that frequently get involved in a murder happening there. i , being an animal and mystery lover, enjoy it when an author combines the two and create a story. very enjoyable ride!!
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This is the third book of the Horse Lovers mystery series. The main character, Michaela, and Camden open a new "horse" store. I would have loved to go shopping there! Michaela loves horses, loves children, and she works works with horses and children, teaching them to ride, therapeutic riding lessons, etc. I love Michaela; she has a soft spot for children, horses, etc.

This is a murder mystery, so therefore, someone is murdered. I will not say who or where, as not to ruin the book for those who have not read it yet. Michaela goes on some interesting adventures while trying to solve the murder. This book was interesting and hard to put down!

Michele Scott, the author, has created an interesting bunch of characters! They are very well developed; I felt I knew them, and they had depth.

This book has enough "horses" in it to make it interesting for horse lovers (like me), but not so much that non-horse lovers wouldn't like it. This wonderful book does not depend on the horses to make it good, but the horses do add to the book and make it that much better.

I really loved this book, and I loved Michaela. She is a character I would love to know! And it was fun getting "outdoors" with the horses. (I spend most of my time indoors.)

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves cozies, or horses, or both.
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I have really enjoyed this series, they're a fun read with lots of suspense, without being too complex. I have found these to be light entertainment with enough mystery to keep you guessing, never entirely sure where the story is going. A K Alexander / Michele Scott has become one of my favorite authors and to date have enjoyed everything I've read, from the lighter mysteries to the darker thriller stories.
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This third book in the Horse Lovers Mysteries takes the reader into the polo ring where money, greed and treachery lead to murder and our heroine, Michaela Bancroft is right in the thick of it. The murder weapon points to her and she is in big trouble. I had a great time reading it and would recommend it to mystery lovers who also like a bit of spicy romance with their mayhem. It would make great gifts for your friends!
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Michaela "Mick" Bancroft will be glad when the charity event is over. Between playing polo, helping her partner set up the fashion show, and opening their new shop, Mick hasn't had much time to give riding lessons to autistic and special needs kids she so enjoys.

She is called on to help diffuse the situation when the caterers complain and threaten not to follow the prescribed menu for the event. Then Mick finds Sterling Taber, an irritating playboy dubbed as the most eligible bachelor in the fashion show, murdered with Mick's polo mallet.

Unfortunately Jude Davis, Mick's boyfriend and police detective, is away on a cruise with his daughter. So Michaela sets out to find the killer to clear her name. But can she do that without putting herself in danger?

This is one of my all-time favorite cozy series. Michaela is such a wonderful character. I am not a horse lover, but this series makes me want to hop on a horse and ride off in the sunset!

The author does a great job of creating red herrings and hiding the true identity of the killer. The only bad thing is that the books in this series are so enjoyable and such quick reads that soon I've finished and have to wait another year for the next one! Write faster! I highly recommend this book.
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