Tall, strong but discouraged Jemma Chase returns home to lead trail rides at the family’s Blue Falls Dude Ranch and earn some cash from free-lance carpentry and photography. When her horse finds a body, this CSI wannabe investigates.
Is it the neighbor caught hunting out of season?
A guest on the ranch?
The Christmas tree farmer using the wrong chemicals?
Could the farrier be involved?
The former skateboarder who imports Mexican pottery?
The brothers raising marijuana in the woods?
Besides the murder, who hates the dogs in the valley?
Against his better judgement, Detective Tucker uses Jemma’s findings and uncontrollable curiosity to help find the killer.
Maggie Bishop is the author of a mystery series, Appalachian Adventure Mysteries, and two romance novels set in the Mountains of North Carolina in the Boone area. “I started with romance and have turned to murder.”
The Start: In MURDER AT BLUE FALLS, when her horse finds a body, CSI wannabe Jemma starts to investigate, Detective Tucker comes in and it twists and turns from there.
And Then: Since pay is low in the mountains, Jemma has more than one job and is also a carpenter. In PERFECT FOR FRAMING, trouble’s a-brewing in the Property Owners Association where greed and a lust for power lead to murder in a clash of personal versus public needs.
Now: The photography group meets at Blue Falls Guest Ranch and soon there is ONE SHOT TOO MANY which features Detective Tucker with yesterday’s regret haunts, leading to today’s deadly fix.
If you like whodunit mysteries full of clues and suspense in a vacation paradise, you can find these books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other book and e-book retailers.
In the Appalachian Adventure Romance series, Award winning APPALACHIAN PARADISE takes place on a five-day backpacking trip in the spring amongst the bears, boars and girl scouts. With this book, you can take the hike without physically taking the hike. EMERALDS IN THE SNOW involves downhill skiing at Sugar Mountain, an emerald mine, and a cold case mystery.
The fun book, Meow Means Me! Now! is a rhyming feline allegory with poetry and photos. This gift book is a departure from novels but sprang from a love of cats . Think Dr. Suess meets Marley & Me.
Maggie Bishop hikes, skis, climbs, swims, explores and writes in the mountains of North Carolina where she settled in 1993 with her husband and cat. Every time they travel, they seek out other mountains but none are as exciting as the ancient Appalachians. When asked, “What do you do?” her answer is, “Entertain with word pictures.”
She was awarded the honor of being one of “One Hundred Incredible East Carolina University Women” for literature and leadership. She’s an Air Force brat who put herself through East Carolina University and received a MBA degree, a former manufacturing executive, founder and past president of High Country Writers, past Secretary of Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, and is a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.