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Old 03-17-2013, 03:14 AM   #15952
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I've just started The Cart Before The Corpse (The Merry Abbot Carriage-Driving Mystery) by Carolyn McSparren. I have also been reading parts and pieces of various short story collections; nothing stands out, but enjoyable for those short periods of time when I don't have the time to get into a good story.
Finished and I loved it. A Southern (Mossy Creek, Georgia) murder mystery in the world of carriage-horse trainers.
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Famous southern carriage-horse trainer Hiram Lackland, a handsome widower, dies mysteriously after retiring to a farm outside Mossy Creek. His estranged daughter, Merry Abbott, also a horse trainer, arrives to settle his estate. But Merry quickly plunges into bit-chomping dilemmas when her father's friend and landlord, mystery-novel maven Peggy Caldwell, insists he was murdered. Before Merry can so much as snap a buggy rein, a handsome and annoying GBI investigator, Geoff Madison, is on her case. Then there's the troublesome donkey: Don Qui. Short for Don Quixote. And the fact that Hiram was teaching all of Mossy Creek's lonely women how to--ahem--drive his carriage. Can Merry rein in the truth? What kind of horse play was her rakish dad involved in, and why would someone want to giddy-yup him into an early grave?
I'm starting Spying in High Heels (a humorous romantic mystery) by Gemma Halliday.
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