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Murder on the hoof

by O'Sullivan, Kathryn,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty Mysteries FICTION O'Sullivan
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION O'Sullivan
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION O'Sullivan
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION O'Sullivan
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F OSU
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F OSU
Upper St. Clair Township Library Mystery Fiction MYSTERY O'SULLIVAN Kathryn
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Mystery Fiction
Call Number  MYSTERY O'SULLIVAN Kathryn

It's mid-August in the Outer Banks village of Corolla in North Carolina and Fire Chief Colleen McCabe is conducting rookie training and spending increasingly more time with her best friend, Sheriff Bill Dorman. The wild horses have been relocated to the sanctuary, and the town is occupied with the upcoming local theatre production. All is right with the world. But when a member of the acting troupe is found dead in the dunes after an emergency training exercise and Bill's ex-fiancée arrivesin town, Colleen knows trouble is back with a vengeance.

A second member of the theatre company is discovered dead at the Whalehead Club, and Colleen is forced to put aside her feelings about her relationship with Bill and work with him to uncover who is murdering the thespians and why. She discovers as much drama offstage as on and quickly finds herself swept up in the intrigue of the community theatre group, and struggling to keep her men at the firehouse focused. As the danger mounts and the killer's identity becomes clearer, Bill warns her offthe investigation. But despite his warning, Colleen is determined to stop the killer before he or she strikes again, to her own peril.

In Murder on the Hoof , her sequel to Foal Play , Kathryn O'Sullivan delivers more laughs and mayhem with charming characters mystery readers will love getting to know.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "On a late summer day on the beach in Corolla, on the Outer Banks off North Carolina, Fire Chief Colleen McCabe is conducting what should be a routine training drill. This one looks more real than others, as the theater company is taking a break from rehearsals for an upcoming benefit to play victims in the disaster simulation. All is going well until one actress fails to get up from the beach at the end of the drill. When another in the company is killed a few days later, Bill Donovan, Currituck County sheriff, swings into action. But first, he and Colleen need to clear the air about their romantic involvement with other people, as well as share what they have each learned independently, so that they can work together on the finding the killer. They do, of course, and even though the theater company has lost two of its members, the show goes on, producing a play about the wild horses that live on a reserve near Corolla. An amiable mystery, sure to interest fans of Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott series, also set in North Carolina.--Muller, Karen Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of O'Sullivan's stylish sequel to 2013's Foal Play, Colleen McCabe, fire chief of Corolla, N.C., is running a training exercise with her crew on the beach, using the community's acting troupe as victims, while her best friend, Sheriff Bill Dorman, keeps vacationers at a safe distance. Unfortunately, one of the actors lying in the sand-Doris Jenkins, "a plump, curvaceous woman in her sixties"-is dead. Feeling in some way responsible for Doris's death, Colleen decides to investigate on her own. When a second member of the theater group is killed, Colleen and Bill have a pair of murders to solve. The duo could work well together, if jealousy about past and doubts about future relationships don't get in the way. The author makes good use of the Outer Banks setting, seamlessly weaving in a few of the area's tourist attractions, as well as its protected wild horses, into the plot. Agent: Eleanor Wood, Spectrum Literary Agency. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Women fire fighters -- Fiction.
Fire chiefs -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Sheriffs -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Corolla (N.C.) -- Fiction.
Outer Banks (N.C.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Thomas Dunne book."
Description viii, 262 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250049469 (hardback)
1250049466 (hardback)
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