Elderly tourists visiting Branson, Missouri for a fun time are instead becoming so sick and disoriented they end up in the ER with Dr Maggie McCleary. She asks the sheriff to investigate and, because he happens to be her husband, Hank Worth readily agrees.

When the tour operator denies responsibility, Hank digs deeper leaving Chief Deputy Sheila Turley to handle a simmering revolt within the ranks. Their policy to eliminate overtime pay has infuriated many long-time deputies. Those fired for insubordination have filed a lawsuit, while those still there sabotage Sheila at every turn.

With pressure mounting, they're called to a hit-and-run accident. But the victim's injuries haven't been caused by a car . . . she's been beaten to death and dumped by the side of the road. And she was someone they knew.

Will the victim's aggressive business dealings come to haunt them all? And can Hank and Sheila save their department from destruction?

Dangerous Consequences comes out soon!

In the United Kingdom:  24 February 2022

In ebook format:  April 1, 2022

In the United States:  May 3, 2022


Claire Booth

"Booth knows exactly what she's doing . . . a deeply satisfying conclusion." - Booklist

"The latest in Booth's Hank Worth series balances well-developed characters and dry humor with a solid police procedural." - Library Journal starred review

"Booth's complex characters drive the plot, and Branson provides a colorful yet subtly dangerous background. Regional mystery fans will be well satisfied." - Publishers Weekly

"Many moving parts ultimately reward the reader's attention."
     - Kirkus Reviews