Friday, July 8, 2011

The Blight Way

The Blight Way
By Patrick McManus
Simon & Schuster, 2006. 272 pgs. Mystery

An ex-con calls the sheriff and informs him of a body lying across his fence. What great timing, the sheriff had been in need of a birthday present for his Pap's 75 birthday, assisting in a murder investigation would be perfect for the former sheriff. Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, appears to be a folksy backwoods cop, but in reality he is a sly, relentless, good looking cross between Andy Griffith and Columbo. As more bodies appear, the solution to the murders gets murkier. Just how was he going to arrest an entire town?

Looking for a clean, outdoorsy, humorous, easy going mystery that anyone can enjoy? Try Patrick McManus' The Blight Way (1st in Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery Series). For an extra treat try the unabridged 5 disc Audio Partners version and let the superb narrator, Charles Legget, whisk you right into backwoods Blight County. mpb

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