Title: Muddy Waters
Author: Candace J. Carter
Stars: 4 1\2
A fantastic western themed murder mystery that, other than the prologue, takes place in North Carolina. The main character is both likeable and realistic. He comes across as a real person caught up in circumstances but is determined to solve the murder of his old friend. In fact he is a range detective, in Colorado, and has returned to his home to be best man at his Uncle's wedding. He reconnects with his old girlfriend and finds what he has missed and considers returning in spite of being estranged from his father. The conclusion will leave the reader wondering what vital clue they missed.
Candy Carter, a former park ranger, gives us an exciting outdoor mystery featuring a new sleuth. Handy with a six-shooter, Henry “Whispering” Smith is a range detective for the Colorado Plateau Cattlemen’s Association. The action begins when he apprehends an old acquaintance moving cows that belong to someone else. Shots ring out from the bushes and bullets fly. In the aftermath Henry is faced with arresting an old friend who’d just saved his life. We travel with Whispering Smith from Colorado Plateau to the North Carolina mountains in this fresh, new mystery from an “author of great promise.”
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published October 6th 2018About The Author:
Candace J. Carter is a South Carolina-based writer. She graduated from Iowa State University following military service and spent much of her professional career with the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has worked with several threatened and endangered species in both Colorado and Florida, including the black-footed ferret, Florida scrub-jay, and four species of sea turtles. She is retired from the National Park Service. Muddy Waters is her first mystery, and the first in the Henry "Whispering" Smith series.