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."
- 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
And Coming Soon -
Another Man's Ground