Monday, February 17, 2014

Splendid Reviews for A Basket of Trouble

I'm as pleased as punch about the latest reviews that have come in for my latest release, A Basket of Trouble, the third book in my Claire Hanover gift basket designer mystery series. I hope those of you who read my blog but haven't yet had a chance to read this book will pick it up and read it. If you like it, please spread the word like Kait and Julie did!

Four stars from Kait Carson on Amazon, January 6, 2014:

Claire Hanover is at it again. She pledges to help her younger and rather insecure brother and sister-in-law make a success of their recently purchased trail ride business in the Garden of the Gods. When a charismatic trail ride leader is found trampled to death it threatens the business. Who wants to risk riding a killer horse? It also opens the door to overt jealousy on the part of competing, but well established riding firms. In true Groundwater tradition, the book combines human potential and growth with the hot button issue of immigration reform all wrapped in a solid and seamless mystery. This is a book that sneaks up on you from behind. It's a quick and easy read, but the story and the characters are unforgettable.

Five stars from Julie Lence on Goodreads, February 1, 2014:

Beth Groundwater's third installment of the Claire Hanover mystery series, A Basket of Trouble, is a fast-paced, enjoyable read. Set near Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, the story centers around the riding stable Claire's brother has just opened, which is great for me because I love anything to do with horses and cowboys! Immediately following the opening of Gardner Stables, one of the trail riders turns up dead. Soon after, another ranch hand is killed, putting into motion Claire's sleuthing skills.

Ms. Groundwater has woven a clever whodunit. She has brought back some memorable characters from Claire's first mystery to aide Claire in determining who the killer is from a colorful list of suspects. With a few twists and turns, and more insight to Claire and her personal life, A Basket of Trouble will keep you guessing until the very end. And if you're fond of horses, you'll fall in love with Gunpowder from the start and champion him throughout the story. I look forward to the next installment of Claire's mystery series.

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