Blue Deer Thaw
A MysteryBook - 2000
Fans and critics alike are wild about Jamie Harrison's Blue Deer mysteries, lavishing praise on The Edge of the Crazies, Going Local, and An Unfortunate Prairie Occurrence. Most express the same sentiment: We can't wait for the next one! Now Harrison returns to the small Montana town whose eccentric residents -- a mix of locals and transplanted city folk -- are often at cross purposes, and where secrets have an odd way of coming to light. Sheriff Jules Clement, laconic possibly too empathetic for his own good, keeps order amid the madness.A series of events turns Jules's life on end: a bachelor party goes berserk, a drunken woman freezes to death a few feet from her house, and an old man dies, leaving behind a hotly disputed trove of art. As Jules's longtime friends Peter and Alice finally head for the altar and guests converge on the town, events in Blue Deer spiral toward a surprising end. With terrific writing, sharp wit, engaging characters and storylines, and a flair for regional flavor, Harrison has created in Blue Deer a haven that mystery fans love to return to again and again.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2000.
Characteristics: 271 p. ;,24 cm.