Claire Booth

The reviews are in! I'm thrilled that people like Sheriff Hank Worth and his first case as the new sheriff in Branson, Missouri. He discovers the body of a high school track star on the Branson Beauty, a showboat that plies the waters of an Ozark mountain lake. 


"Touches of sly humor add appeal to Booth's standout debut . . . Betrayals within the sheriff's department and issues left unresolved hint at much more to come in what promises to be a most engaging regional police series."       

              - Publishers Weekly (starred review)


"Former crime reporter Booth imbues her fast-moving narrative, which celebrates its Ozarks setting, with humor and humanity. A promising debut."

              - Booklist


"Former crime reporter Booth's debut introduces an engaging cop with wonderful family appeal."
              - Library Journal


Claire Booth hits the ground running in this debut novel set in the Missouri Ozarks. She writes with the assurance and clarity of a more seasoned pro.

              - Edgar award-winning author Margaret Maron


This contemporary take on a locked-room puzzle is chilling, compelling and completely entertaining, and Claire Booth is a wonderful new voice in crime fiction.

              - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity award winner


With nuanced characters and an intricately unfolding plot - and a bone-deep sense of cold in this snowy Ozark setting - this novel is reminiscent of William Kent Krueger or Giles Blunt. Claire Booth is a writer to watch.

              - Anthony and Agatha award winner Sara J. Henry

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