Date: July 29, 2003
Reviewed: Hardcover - reviewed Advanced Reader Copy
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Mystery / Cozy
Bloodhound to Die For
Mystery series, No. 6
in Georgia, just off the Okefenokee Swamp, Jo Beth Sidden runs a
Bloodhound service. If you've lost 'em, she'll find'em, and that's
a fact. And that's why an escaped prisoner is purposely heading
her way. Jimmy Joe lives for the Okefenokee. He's escaped prison
many times just to return to the place he loves. But this time he
breaks out of Monroe prison with a new purpose: Jo Beth. He is fascinated
by her professional skills and wants her attention. When he takes
something she dearly loves, that's exactly what he gets.
also has to deal with family, so to speak. You know, cousins-once-removed
and all that. When one lives in a small area, folks tend to get
cliquish, judgmental, and cruel. Jo Beth has to put up with more
than her share, especially since she took care of her ex-husband,
Bubba. In this episode, attitudes get worse after she tries to save
three lives affected by a mere rumor--a sad situation.
personal life with her trainers and the man she has fallen for are
a big part of this series. With the exception of Bubba's fate, there
are no catch-ups of previous episodes. If this your first Jo Beth/Bloodhound
read you might come away feeling a little lost yourself. Consider
starting with the first book in the series. You will most likely
become an instant fan.
really call this episode a true mystery. It's more about the bloodhounds
and Jo Beth. The focus is on searching for the truth about a rumor,
finding an elderly lady in the swamp, and hunting down Jimmy Joe.
Readers will experience Bloodhound search and rescue as told in
first person by Jo Beth. Still, all in all, it's an interesting