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Guilt Trip: A Blanco County, Texas, Novel (Blanco County Mysteries). You don't need an invite to the Bush ranch to have fun in Texas. Ben Rehder, whose Buck Fever earned him an Edgar nomination for best first mystery last year, is back. -Chicago Tribune "Fans of Rehder's rollicking debut, Buck Fever (2002), which was nominated for both Edgar and Lefty awards, will welcome the sequel, an over-the-top tale of sex, mayhem and murder in Texas's hill country. -Publishers Weekly "More funny adventures of.

Bone Dry," Ben Rehder's latest novel answers: Yes, yes, and yes. Witness protection program member Sal Mameli, has been relocated to Blanco County in hopes of avoiding his old "associates. Learning there's big money in cedar clearing, he quickly succumbs to old criminal tendencies. Only this time, Game Warden John Marlin is there to see things don't get out of hand.

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Welcome to Ben Rehder's Blanco County, Texas, where the right to bear arms is about to go very, very wrong. in Gun Shy The National Weapons Alliance rally in support of every American's right to bear arms is meant to garner huge publicity. And the host of the event is none other than the NWA's newest spokesman, handsome country superstar Mitch Campbell. What nobody suspects is that the Stetson-wearing, gun-toting, bull-riding Campbell is a fraud. He's really Norman Kleinschmidt, a pill-popping, snowboarding, former rock-and-roller from Vermont

Bone dry. A blanco county mystery. This novel is a work of fiction

Bone dry. Excerpts used by permission. This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination, or, if real, used fictitiously. Sal had lived in Blanco County, Texas, for three years now, which was about thirty-five months more than he could handle. And Johnson City, the county seat? Forget about it. You couldn’t find decent Italian food anywhere.

Other novels by ben rehder. Stag Party (Blanco County Mysteries Book 8). Ben Rehder. Buck Fever Bone Dry Flat Crazy Guilt Trip Gun Shy Holy Moly The Chicken Hanger The Driving Lesson Gone The Next. Blanco County, Texas: It's the week before deer-hunting season and the locals are getting restless. Game Warden John Marlin has his hands full with poaching complaints coming in faster than he can write tickets.

Rehder, Ben. He had been shackled several times before, and had even managed to extricate himself from the infernal devices on a couple of occasions. Those were pleasant memories. Those were pleasant memories puzzled expressions on the officers’ faces (oppressive pigs!) when Peabody managed to slip his delicate hands free. But this time, the cuffs were just too restrictive

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Blanco County, Texas, Novels. I was going to write a book exactly like this, then he stole the idea and beat me to the printer. -TJ Greaney, The Outdoor Zone Radio Show. Сравнить похожие товары. Blanco County, Texas, Novels: Buck Fever : A Blanco County, Texas, Novel 1 by Ben Rehder (2003, Paperback).

The opening of deer season always brings a Texas-sized wave of excitement to sleepy Blanco County, but this year, game warden John Marlin is finding mysteries as thick as ticks on a whitetail's rump. First, there are reports of a blonde bombshell who's been raising Cain with hunters, scaring away wildlife and trashing vehicles. Then, there's the tragic discovery of a local man shot to death and left in his deer blind. Further muddying the watering holes are the schemes of a recently relocated East Coast wiseguy now called Sal Mameli, who along with his son Vinnie-a wannabe gangster with more muscles than brains-has been trying to corner the area's lucrative brush-clearing market. And finally, a feisty old rancher has disappeared, leaving behind a trail of blood and enough questions to keep both John Marlin and the local sheriff chasing their tails for some time to come.Just as he did in his Edgar Award-nominated novel Buck Fever, Ben Rehder serves up a generous helping of murder, mystery and down-home humor in a place where the sun is hot, the beer is cold, and 'most every neck is good and red.

Great books have great characters that we as readers care about. Great book have a plot that grabs we reader's attention with a central theme or two, or even three. When whatever the central theme is developed, the action revolves around that theme.

This book doesn't have any of those elements, in my opinion. The characters are okay, but they don't make the reader invested in what happens with or to them. The plot or story was all over the place, and SPOILER warning, it barely,loosely, came together in the end.

So why 3 stars, it isn't a terrible book and would be fine for a long plane trip or waiting in a doctor's office.
Bargain hardback I actually purchased for my father Christmas 2013 after having read and enjoyed "Buck Fever" on kindle way back when (I'll make a habit of buying print versions for my parents if I really like a book in particular since they have yet to join the digital age). Pop loaned it back to me to take with on our Canadian cruise to relax and kill some time. Was a bit taken aback by sexual innuendo at first thinking of him reading the same passages and then realized he is an 80-year old man so what hasn't he seen already - haha! You got your likeable protagonist in John Marlin, a sleazeball gangster and his son, some redneck poachers and plenty of more oddball characters to keep track of in this zany book which kept me guessing as to whom drilled the first victim with a rifle at the start. Lots of fun, glad I had an opportunity to have finally gotten around to reading it and hoping I have as many years as Pop in me as I'd sure like to read all of the Blanco County Mysteries in time. Very good series of books!
Deer season has just opened in Texas, and Blanco County's deer leases are crawling with hunters looking for that perfect shot. There is also a drought in the area that is moving a number of ranchers and deer lease property owners to brush cut their property to conserve what little water is available. Several operators are more than willing to do the job, but there is an obviously-not-from-around-here Nordic beauty who is lurking around those ranches with an agenda that objects to the brush cutting frenzy. When a hunter is shot and killed on one of the deer leases, Game Warden John Marlin is pulled into the investigation. Things become more complicated when a respected rancher and owner of a brush clearing company disappears soon after the body is found.

There are several murders going on in Blanco County, one of which the reader can solve along with the main character, John Marlin. Other murders that occur do so with the full knowledge of of the perps by the reader, but all of the investigations overlap enough to provide new motives to keep the reader interested as the story builds.

Most of the humor is provided once again by two supporting character good old boys, Red and Billy Don. Priceless!

There is lots of action going on in the small county with a hostage situation, a New Jersey gangster in the witness protection program, and a couple of ecological do-gooders to keep things jumping.

I throughly enjoyed " Buck Fever ", however, having read
2nd book " Bone Dry " realize you pulled the old boxers
moves, set them up with your first punch and knock them
out with your 2nd punch.

In 1967-68-69 I was on the Kalispell Police Dept. in
Kalispell, Montana ( 35 miles to Glacier Natl. Park )
At that time all law enforcement in the precise area
shared one radio frequency whether they be, Municiple,
County, State or Federal, and each of us backed up one another.
I spent many midnight shifts on the KPD with a Montana
State Trooper riding in my patrol car since he could answer
his calls from my radio then I promptly carry him to his
parked cruiser in front of the police station.
Due to the inter-agency cooperation I became a good
friend of the Chief Game Warden, he would fly in the state
owned airplane observing action in the woods and streams
then invite me to go bear hunting with him on our mutual
days off to stake out ground above recent deer and elk
kills by hunters.

I Returned to law enforcement in Dade County Florida in
1970 but will always have a million dollars worth of memories
about the people that are native to the state of Montana.
so it is little wonder why your books " BUCK FEVER " and
" BONE DRY " punched all my buttons.

If the outstanding author of these books ever wishes to find
out why archeologists in future centuries will be discovering
many, many various car keys near the Blackfoot and the
Flathead Indian Reservations of Montana ( the answer will
not be found in any public research records ) he should
email me for a surprising and authentic answer.

Billy Bagenstos
The story is told by a game warden.
The main character and most of the people in the story are male. There are two or three females who play modest parts. I note this because as a female so many books I read are written from either gender's p.o.v. or female. This was kind of refreshing to me. The story takes place in inland Texas farm and hunting country. There are clubs you can join for a fee, where one can shoot deer raised to be hunted. There is an environmental issue that finds neighbors on opposite sides.
There were times that I read till I fell asleep at 4 am. The book is what I call "comfortable." Enjoyable enough not to want to stop reading, but not so much tension that one is on edge. I enjoyed this story. I will read more of Ben Rehder's books in the future.