FULL DARK HOUSE by Christopher Fowler LEAD A HORSE TO MURDER by Cynthia Baxter UNZIPPED by Lois Greiman FEARFUL SYMMETRY by Morag Joss SIGNS IN THE BLOOD by Vicki Lane STUFFED by Brian Wiprud

LEAD A HORSE TO MURDER by Cynthia Baxter

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Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths | Bantam | Paperback | May 2005 | $6.99 | 0-553-58643-2

LEAD A HORSE TO MURDER by Cynthia Baxter When full-time vet and part-time sleuth Jessica Popper is asked to treat a billionaire's ailing horse, she gets a deadly glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and felonious....

Murder gallops after Jessie when an emergency call sends the traveling vet to a posh Long Island estate with her one-eyed Dalmatian, Lou, and her tailless Westie, Max. A prized Arabian steed needs minor medical care—but it's the rider who grabs Jess's attention. The handsome young horseman exudes plenty of animal magnetism as he canters across the field...and then takes an inexplicable, fatal fall.

The dead man was one of the finest polo players in the world, but it was no accident that killed him. The culprit was poison. And as Jess soon discovers, a number of people had the means, motive, and opportunity for foul play, from the hostile barn manager to the businessman's disgruntled wife. But Jess will have to temper her feline instinct with good old-fashioned horse sense if she's going to stop a killer from leading a certain sleuth to her death.

About Cynthia Baxter

Cynthia Baxter
Photo credit: Mike Bell

Cynthia Baxter is a native of Long Island, New York. She currently resides on the North Shore, where she is at work on the next Reigning Cats & Dogs mystery, which Bantam will publish in Summer 2006.

 

 

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