In the latest installment of the "breezy [and] humorous" ("Chicago Sun-Times") series, Benni Harper uncovers the remains of a murdered man buried in a shallow grave at a friend's struggling dude ranch. Now, she must keep the guests safe and happy while unearthing the truth behind the terrible crime.In the latest installment of the "breezy [and] humorous" ("Chicago Sun-Times") series, Benni Harper uncovers the remains of a murdered man buried in a shallow grave at a friend's struggling dude ranch. Now, she must keep the guests safe and happy while unearthing the truth behind the terrible crime.Read Less
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Wonderful author, great characters, page turner. I have read this series 3 times so far.
Jan 22, 2009
The 10th book in this series of Bennie Harper mysteries. I enjoyed the plot of this book. Ms. Fowler makes them believeable and interesting. I especially appreciate the fact that she brings faith into her stories without making them "preachy". The plot of Broken Dishes is a little more exciting than some of the books and is one of my favorites. The main characters have become my personal friends and when I finish the books, I miss them. A throughly enjoyable book and series.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-04-12 In Fowler's 11th Benni Harper mystery (after 2003's Sunshine and Shadow), one of the best yet in this well-written cozy series, quilter Benni comes to the rescue of Shawna and Johnny Abbot, the new owners of the Broken DIS (aka the Broken Dishes) cattle ranch, now converted to a guest ranch. The opening of the retreat goes smoothly, until a makeshift grave is discovered during the ladies' first trail ride. Finding a dead body, albeit skeletal, around Benni is nothing new, and neither is the arrival of Detective Ford "Hud" Hudson their paths have crossed before, and not to the liking of Benni's luscious Latino hubby, Police Chief Gabe Ortiz. Gabe's presence at the Broken Dishes insures more testosterone-fueled battles than the ones already boiling between Johnny and head wrangler Whip. Rumors that a syndicated travel critic is secretly among the ranch's first guests add to the staff's already abundant distress, and tempers and tensions stretch to their absolute limits. Plenty of exciting PG-rated action some mild flirtation and innuendo is as sexy as it gets will keep the reader turning the pages, while Fowler's sense of humor crops up in character names like Kitty Katz and Bunny Hopp, as well as in Benni's wise and witty personality. Agent, Ellen Geiger. (May 4) Forecast: The author won an Agatha for 1999's Mariner's Compass. She should have a good shot at winning another with this superior effort. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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