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New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
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vii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
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"Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to choose from. "-- Provided by publisher.
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9781629141701 (hardback)
1629141704 (hardback)
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"Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to chose from-including the rancher's gorgeous, bird-loving wife who mysteriously leaves for a ranch in Mexico the day of the murder; the beautiful chef at the local house of ill repute, who is well-known as a budding ornithologist; and the ranch foreman, who is rumored to be having an affairwith his boss's widow. Will Tully put the pieces of the puzzle together, yet again? Will sending his dad, the former sheriff of Blight County, along with his number two man, down to Mexico help solve the mystery? And what about the mysterious large circles in the snow that Tully finds around the ranch-with no footprints leading in or out of the area? It all adds up to another engrossing series of twists and turns. And in the end, Tully gets his man. or woman. or does he? "-- - (Baker & Taylor)

Idaho sheriff Bo Tully is contemplating retirement when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching at the same time a string of bald-eagle killings baffles the community. - (Baker & Taylor)

When bald eagles in his region of Idaho begin getting killed by a shadowy hunter, pre-retirement sheriff Bo Tully embarks on an investigation that is complicated by the murder of a prominent local rancher and several possible suspects. 15,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to chose from?including the rancher’s gorgeous, bird-loving wife who mysteriously leaves for a ranch in Mexico the day of the murder; the beautiful chef at the local house of ill repute, who is well-known as a budding ornithologist; and the ranch foreman, who is rumored to be having an affair with his boss’s widow.
Will Tully put the pieces of the puzzle together, yet again? Will sending his dad, the former sheriff of Blight County, along with his number two man, down to Mexico help solve the mystery? And what about the mysterious large circles in the snow that Tully finds around the ranch?with no footprints leading in or out of the area?

It all adds up to another engrossing series of twists and turns. And in the end, Tully gets his man . . . or woman . . . or does he?
- (Perseus Publishing)

Author Biography

Patrick F. McManus is a humor writer who began writing as an undergrad at Washington State University. Hundreds of his humor articles have been published in magazines such as Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. He has published more than a dozen humor books, several mysteries, and a children’s humor book. Among his recent works are The Tamarack Murders, The Horse in My Garage, Kerplunk!, and The Huckleberry Murders.

- (Perseus Publishing)

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It's a lot for a guy thinking about retirement to deal with all at once: someone's been killing bald eagles; a widely disliked rancher has been murdered (with an arrow, no less); and mysterious circles, perfectly round, are appearing in the snow. Blight County, Idaho, Sheriff Bo Tully juggles a handful of likely murder suspects with his usual wit and aplomb, while handling his cantankerous, ex-sheriff father with rather less finesse. McManus, who's a humor columnist and nonfiction writer when he's not writing the Tully novels, has a real gift for dialogue and character; the humor in this delightful series comes out of the characters and the situations, not from clever wordplay or comedy set pieces. And it's worth mentioning, for those readers who haven't yet read a Tully novel (this is the sixth), that the mysteries are well crafted and genuinely suspenseful, not merely an excuse for some lighthearted goings-on, but solid puzzlers in their own right. Warning to McManus: you'd better not let Bo retire anytime soon. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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