Meet mystery writer Keith McCafferty as he makes his first appearance to Billings and introduces us to Sean Stranahan, artist, fly fisherman and part-time PI. In Crazy Mountain Kiss, Stranahan searches for the killer of a young rodeo star.
A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wildand the even darker heart of human nature.It was a clear night in Glacier National Park. Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and …
A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wildand the even darker heart of human nature.It was a clear night in Glacier National Park. Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and starlit skies when something unimaginable happened a grizzly bear attacked Teds father and dragged him to his death.Now, twenty years later, as Special Agent for the Department of the Interior, Ted gets called back to investigate a crime that mirrors the horror of that night. Except this time, the victim was tied to a tree before the mauling. Ted teams up with one of the park officersa man named Monty, whose pleasant exterior masks an all-too-vivid knowledge of the hazardous terrain surrounding them. Residents of the area turn out to be suspicious of outsiders and less than forthcoming. Their intimate connection to the wild forces them to confront nature, and their fellow man, with equal measures of reverence and ruthlessness.As the case progresses with no clear answers, more than human life is at stakeincluding that of the majestic creature responsible for the attack. Teds search for the truth ends up leading him deeper into the wilderness than he ever imagined, on the trail of a killer, until he reaches a shocking and unexpected personal conclusion.As intriguing and alluring as bestselling crime novels by C.J. Box, Louise Penny, and William Kent Krueger, as atmospheric and evocative as the nature writing of John Krakauer and Cheryl Strayed, The Wild Inside is a gripping debut novel about the perilous, unforgiving intersection between man and nature.
Join the Nobles in discussing Discover Award Winner Badluck Way by Bryce Andrews. Set on the Sun Ranch in southwest Montana, just over the border from Yellowstone Park, Andrews recounts caring for cattle on the same land that holds grizzlies and wolves.
The Mystery Group will be discussing the first book of the 'Geraldine Steel Series,' Cut Short. D.I. Geraldine Steel expects the town of Woolsmarsh to be dull but quickly discovers she is wrong when she is put in charge of investigating a brutal murder.
Fourth of July Creek is not for wimps so the Nobles should like discussing this edgy novel set in western Montana. Pete Snow is a social worker who may have been in the field too long when asked to look into the case of a nearly feral 11-year-old.
At the Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Nell Prat solicits donations and sometimes solves crimes. On the day that a famous collection disappears and an archivist is found dead, Nell goes digging for clues.
The Nobles enjoyed discussing Wild last year and now will discuss another long distance hike. When renowned author Bill Bryson decides to walk the Appalachian Trail, the only companion he can find is his gloriously overweight friend Katz.