Friday, September 16, 2011

Book Review: "Hang 'em High" by Tristi Pinkston

If you aren't familiar with Tristi Pinkston's Secret Sisters cozy mystery series yet, you're in for a treat with this one. Here's the blurb:

When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith's dude ranch in Montana, she's excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort - one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble for the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check - especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit - Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she lasso the varmint and get him to the sheriff in time?

True to form, Tristi's third mystery is full of laughs, sneaky old ladies and a twisty plot that will keep you on your toes. Tansy still makes me laugh with her off-the-wall comments and Arlette is as crotchety as ever--and Ida Mae actually wears a pair of jeans!

You can learn more about Tristi and her books on her website or her blog. You can purchase her book from Deseret Book, or Amazon.

To celebrate the release of Tristi's eighth book, she's holding a contest! If you leave a comment on this review, you will be entered into a drawing for a free manuscript evaluation, done by Tristi Pinkston Editing http://www.tristipinkstonediting.blogspot.com In fact, you can leave comments on all the blogs participating in this virtual book tour! Go to Tristi Pinkston's blog at http://www.tristipinkston.blogspot.com for a list. The deadline is October 5th at midnight MST. If you win and you're not a writer, you can give this evaluation to a friend.

Seriously folks, an edit by Tristi is a major prize--she's saved my hide more times than I can count.

20 comments:

Bio said...

I'm a big fan of Tristi's and another one of those authors who have received her help with editing. This is an awesome book. You'll not be disappointed!

Mary Ann said...

I've read the first two books and loved them. They are great fun. I need to get book 3. I know I'll love it too. I could really use an editor as well.

Jaclynweist said...

I love Tristi's books!! They are so much fun and I love the mystery. I can't wait for her next book!

Michael D. Young said...

Congrats on another great review!

Cheri Chesley said...

This series is so fun, and Tristi's edits are amazing. I know an author who is saving up for one, and I KNOW I could use one! :)

Pam Williams said...

Just finished the book last night. Tristi's plot twists never disappoint, and the humor keeps sneaking up on you. Well done!

Lesann Berry said...

I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Here are the details: http://lesannberry.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post.html. I hope you're pleased. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and want others to do so. Thanks!

Laura B said...

Sounds fantastic.

Sharon said...

Hi Heather, lovely blog you have here. I love your images. I've not read any Tristi Pinkston, so it's great to know she's a good read!

Brenda Sills said...

Heather! I can't believe I hadn't followed you yet! I see you around on blogs and I always wanted to come over to your blog and visit you. So glad to meet another Utahn!

I'm so happy you posted about Tristi's book! I've been wanting to read her books forever - they sound so wonderful. Thanks for telling us about her newest book.

And I'm a fellow campaigner in the mystery/cozy category. Sorry it's taken me so long to get over here - my last post leaned more towards fantasy/YA - that's what I'm writing at the moment. But my first book that I'm going to be querying as soon as I have a couple of beta readers go over it once more is a mystery. I'm so glad to meet you.

Rachelle said...

This was such a fun read! Man, I'd love to get that edit. :)

towriteistowrite said...

Thanks for introducing me to the Secret Sisters series.

I've left you a Liebster Blog Award at http://towriteistowrite.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/a-liebster-award/ I hope you'll accept it.

Alexander said...

Great review! I`m reading this for sure!

Nicole said...

So excited to read this book! It sounds amazing!

Steph said...

Love all the neat reviews! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Valerie Ipson said...

Sounds like another good one!

Jennifer K Clark said...

Wow, I can tell that this blog tour is going to be a success.

Joan Sowards said...

Can't wait to read Hang 'em High. Great review!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I love Heather's reviews! I've already read Hang 'Em High and really enjoyed it!

Stephonie said...

Awesome review. This book is next on my list to buy.