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Saddle Tramps

A Crime Thriller
Carole T. Beers







Saddle Tramps
Price: $17.99
Carole T. Beers
ISBN:
9781942981756




Meet Pepper Kane - a sassy ex-reporter, cowgirl, mother of wayward adult kids and daughter of aged parents, who is putting her brand on a new career in the romantic, mystery-filled modern American West. She has an eye for clues others overlook, and a talent for riding down the deadliest criminals - and lovers.

SADDLE TRAMPS

Trading her reporter's ID badge for the vocations of selling horse tack and showing horses, Pepper enjoys her new life and friends in Oregon's Rogue River Valley. While line-dancing with her Brassbottom Barn buddies one night, she learns a prize show horse has been killed. A suspect herself, she must find the killer before the killer closes in on her. Upping the urgency is that she, her horse and her barn buddies travel from Oregon to California for a do-or-die event to qualify for the World Open Western Show in Texas. Pepper also seeks an answer to her heart's question about her elusive lover, Lakota-tribal policeman Sonny Chief. Refusing to be intimidated, Pepper uncovers fellow competitors' secrets - one compelling enough to kill for - while finding an answer for her heart.




About The Author
Carole T. Beers

Born in Portland, Ore., to descendants of Oregon Trail pioneers, Carole T Beers fell in love with writing as soon as she could read, and with horses as soon as she could ride. After earning a B.A. in Journalism at University of Washington, she taught at a private school, wrote for true-romance magazines and worked 30 years as a reporter/critic for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Seattle Times newspaper. Several of her pieces won awards. Along the way she competed on a women's shooting team and earned a pilot's license. She also worked in marketing and retail -- great sources of story and character ideas! Carole now lives in Southern Oregon, where she enjoys writing mystery books and stories. Her debut novel, "Saddle Tramps," centers on two 50-something women who show horses and solve crimes. These sassy ladies are ever seeking the perfect mate and the perfect horse, neither of which, they suspect, exists. In the pipeline is a sequel to "Saddle Tramps," as well as "Blood Rider." The latter is about a horse-loving teen and a circuit-riding minister who's her triple-great grandfather. Each hunts down a killer a century apart. Soon Carole will publish a 16,000-word novella, "The Stone Horse," inspired by Zuni carvings of spirit animals. Years ago she mentored Indian youth, sang on a drum and danced in pow-wows, with the support of Lakota, Cree and Northwest Coast friends. She still holds these friendships dear to her heart. Carole's free-time pursuits include dancing, playing games and watching the Seattle Seahawks along with her husband, Rich Peterson. She also likes to attend Bethany Presbyterian Church, visit friends, hang with her Boston Terriers, and ride her American Paint horse, Brad. Though retired from showing, she still rides as if she may show next week.




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