So if you are a sheriff and you stop a speeding car and find the dead body of the driver’s ex-girlfriend in the trunk, your natural reaction is probably to arrest the driver for murder – particularly when the driver has lived on the fringes of the law for years and you’ve attempted to catch him for just as many years. What makes “Icy Death” by Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton such a riveting mystery and compelling read is the combination of twisting suspense, and characters so likeable and realistic that they become family.
“Icy Death” is no cold, void mystery. McQuede’s girlfriend tells him she is flying to Washington D.C. to help another man with a book he’s writing. That clears the path for the new attorney in town who cares more about winning McQuede than winning cases.
Without profanity and without glorifying gratuitous sex and risky lifestyles, “Icy Death” draws the reader into a web of mystery, adventure, and a breathtakingly real and unique setting that makes the plot and characters spring to life. Almost…almost would it draw this heat-loving Texan to Wyoming to experience winter blizzards, hazardous conditions, scenic beauty, and to search for Sheriff Jeff McQuede and his friends and meet them in person.
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- Paperback : 232 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1508417733
- ISBN-13 : 978-1508417736
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.35 x 21.59 cm
- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (9 February 2015)
- Language: : English
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About the Author
Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton, sisters and co-authors, are drawn to out-of-the-way places, old mining towns, and vast rangelands where the legends and history of the past live on. Inspired by the rugged mountains of Wyoming and Colorado, they find the lonely, high country region a perfect setting for their novels. They are authors of the High Country Mystery Series: Murder in Black and White, Whispers of the Stones, and Stealer of Horses, The Executioner's Hood, and also of an anthology A Deal on a Handshake that also features Wyoming sheriff, Jeff McQuede. They are authors of over forty novels, including the eight-book Ardis Cole Mystery Series, and the Luck of the Draw Western Series: The Devil's Game, The Fifth Ace, and The Wild Card, as well as the single Western title, Death comes in Pairs. Both writers live in Kansas; Loretta in Junction City, Vickie in Hutchinson.
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Stephanie Parker McKean
Riveting MysteryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2015
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 May 2017
So far so good only just started reading this last night
MURDER OR AN ICY ACCIDENTReviewed in the United States on 25 July 2018
She was young, a blanket, a candy bar, helped for a while to keep her alive. A prescription bottle gave him her name, now it seemed personal, as though he knows her. She as other when there are blizzards, an icy death. As he searches, a road, had a vehicle been on it recently. A business meeting she had to attend, a new husband, robberies in area. Questions he wanted answers for. This had a chilling effect from the first, you felt that it must be murder. Of course, she couldn’t walk, just having surgery. Suspenseful, good plot, and I liked the concern nature of the sheriff. First book I have read by her, and did enjoy.
A Fine TaleReviewed in the United States on 29 May 2017
MaCquarie has his work cut out for him. Two possibilities keep vying for chief suspect. Murders of two innocents show how the third suspect is finally caught!
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Getting killed in below zero temperature is indeed An Icy DeathReviewed in the United States on 17 April 2017
The settings in winter in the high country were so well done that I shivered my way through the book. Or was it the icy plot that kept me on edge? The sheriff was the only good guy I was sure of because the other characters never seemed to meet that criteria most of the time. The mystery didn't completely unravel till the last page.