When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith’s dude ranch in Montana, she’s excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort – one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble for the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check – especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit – Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she lasso the varmint and get him to the sheriff in time?
True to form, Tristi’s third mystery is full of laughs, sneaky old ladies and a twisty plot that will keep you on your toes. Tansy still makes me laugh with her off-the-wall comments and Arlette is as crotchety as ever–and Ida Mae actually wears a pair of jeans!
To celebrate the release of Tristi‘s eighth book, she’s holding a contest! If you leave a comment on this review, you will be entered into a drawing for a free manuscript evaluation, done by Tristi Pinkston Editing http://www.tristipinkstonediting.blogspot.com In fact, you can leave comments on all the blogs participating in this virtual book tour! Go to Tristi Pinkston’s blog at http://www.tristipinkston.blogspot.com for a list. The deadline is October 5th at midnight MST. If you win and you’re not a writer, you can give this evaluation to a friend.
Seriously folks, an edit by Tristi is a major prize–she’s saved my hide more times than I can count.