Arson and murder disturb the Appalachian peace of the Blue Falls Dude Ranch near cozy Boone, NC. Jemma Chase, trail-ride leader, becomes involved when her horse finds a body. Jemma Chase works as a trail leader on her parents' ranch, the Blue Falls, where she is also an accomplished photographer, carpenter and fixer-upper. Jemma has returned home in an effort to find some stability in her life, but things become tumultuous when someone begins poisoning dogs in Watauga County. Jemma is called in for an interview with Detective Tucker and bristles at his subtly accusing manner. A forensics fan, Jemma sets out to try to solve the riddle herself and keep Detective Tucker at bay. But when she stumbles upon the dead body of a neighbor, Jemma finds herself involved in a much more serious investigation and at odds with Tucker once again.
©2006 Maggie Bishop (P)2012 Maggie Bishop