Friday, January 10, 2014

Sweet Success! Beth Groundwater

Compiled by Kathie Scrimgeour

Beth Groundwater’s mystery novel, A Basket of Trouble (ISBN: 978-0738727035, e-book & paperback, 312 pages, adult), was released November 8, 2013, by Midnight Ink. The book is available through the author’s website:

When Claire Hanover saddles up for the opening event of her brother Charley's new riding stable, the last thing she expects is a murder investigation. Kyle Mendoza, one of the stable hands, is found dead in Gunpowder's stall. Everyone thinks the horse trampled him, until it's discovered someone killed Kyle before dragging him into the stall. Charley's troubles worsen with Kyle's family suing him and a rival stable owner wrangling up his clients, so Claire decides to find the real murderer before her brother's business is put out to pasture.

Bestselling mystery author Beth Groundwater writes the Claire Hanover gift basket designer series (A Real Basket Case, a Best First Novel Agatha Award finalist; To Hell in a Handbasket; and in November, 2013, A Basket of Trouble) and the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner (Deadly Currents, an Amazon #3 overall bestseller; Wicked Eddies, finalist for the Rocky Award; and just released, Fatal Descent). Beth enjoys Colorado's many outdoor activities, including skiing and whitewater rafting, and loves talking to book clubs.

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the publication! I am impressed by anyone who can write a mystery. I'm no good at solving them, let alone coming up with one myself. My method of solving a mystery is to suspect everyone. It drives my wife crazy when we watch "Law & Order":

    Me: Did that guy do it?
    Her: He's an extra.
    Me: How about that guy?
    Her: He's the district attorney.
    Me: Then it's definitely that guy.


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