Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Beginnings: Scene of the Climb & Dead Float


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My fingernails dug into the soggy dirt as my body lurched closer to the sheer cliff face.

-- Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley.

This "Pacific Northwest Mystery" is the first in a new series featuring freelance outdoor writer Meg Reed. Meg exaggerated her enthusiasm for outdoor adventures to land a job with Northwest Extreme magazine. Now, when Meg sees a body falling past her as she drags herself up a 2000-foot peak, she has to survive her adventure and solve a murder mystery.

Stick this one in your backpack for a great weekend read. There is even a short appendix at the back with travel and hiking ideas for a trip to the Columbia River Gorge.  Dyer-Seeley has several upcoming book events, including one this Monday, scheduled around Oregon and in California.

If I've learned one thing in this life, it’s that trouble has a way of finding you, no matter where you go or what you do to avoid it.

-- Dead Float by Warren C. Easley.

This new mystery series features lawyer and amateur sleuth, Cal Claxton. The first book, Matter of Doubt  introduced Cal as a former LA prosecutor starting a small practice in Oregon wine country. In this second book, Cal finds himself tangled in a murder mystery while guiding a fishing trip down the Deschutes River Canyon.

This looks like a great summer read and an exciting new series from Poisoned Pen Press.

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