Foal Play

Foal Play

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"Colleen McCabe is enjoying an uneventful summer in North Carolina's Outer Banks supervising her firefighters, making rounds with her Border collie, Sparky, and keeping an eye on the wild horses escaped from the local sanctuary. But when a dead body washes up on shore, she knows trouble has arrived in Corolla. Colleen is ready to start work on the investigation, but much to her irritation, her best friend, Sheriff Bill Dorman, makes it clear he doesn't want her butting her nose in or poking around. The stubborn Colleen, however, is not so easily deterred. When a man with a gun is spotted lurking around the lighthouse and her former school teacher's house explodes, she adds arson and a second suspicious death to her informal investigation. Colleen soon finds herself juggling her job, amorous advances from the town's developer, and intrusions from the local press, all while keeping information from Bill. Her secret sleuthing quickly comes to an end, however, when a bigger threat enters the picture. With a gutsy heroine, a lovable dog sidekick, quirky characters, and a charming locale, Kathryn O'Sullivan's Foal Play is a zany, fun-filled ride sure to please mystery readers"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250026590
1250026598
Branch Call Number: O'SULLIVA K
Characteristics: viii, 258 p. ; 22 cm.

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CMLibrary_akeller Dec 18, 2015

There was nothing terribly special about this book. I mean, it's just like most other mystery books. However, I found myself enjoying it at parts and laughing at parts. I loved the setting and the wild horses (and there was a dog too). It is a good book to read without having to think too much about it or when you need a book just for light reading. It is enjoyable if you don't expect a lot from it. The mystery part of it is predictable and the romance was obnoxious to me (but that's just me).

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Russ_A
May 28, 2015

Pure chick lit. The petite female fire chief commands a station full of macho men, pursues a murderer, aided by her frisky frolicking dog and the irascible but lovable old biddy who once taught her 3rd grade. All the while the chief is pursued romantically by the stoic sheriff, a slick and wealthy real estate developer with mob ties, and… could it be? .. that mysterious and very handsome stranger in town.

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