Betts Winston and
her gram are taking a spring break from their cooking school,
but they are certainly not relaxing as their small town, Broken
Rope, Missouri is hosting a cowboy poetry convention. The
ladies will be teaching the visitors to fry catfish over a
campfire, enjoying skits and entertainment, and keeping up
with some of their ghostly visitors.
When one of the actors in a pretend gunfight
is actually murdered, things get intense, and fast. Betts’
brother, Teddy, is somehow involved in the murder, but the
question remains how, and what the ramifications may be. Could
Teddy have killed the man, or been a witness, and who beat
the stuffing out of Teddy as a result?
this series. Paige Shelton really knows how to write an exciting
and unique mystery. The ghosts seem all too real, with their
own emotions and thoughts nearly on par with the living. Yet
Joe, the Pony Express rider ghost, along with his vividly
aware horse, and Jerome, who is Betts special guardian horse,
are indeed dead, and that point is never forgotten.
to Broken Rope is always time well spent. I enjoy Betts and
Gram, and their devotion and loyalty not only to each other,
but also to their town’s inhabitants- the living and
the dead. While it is not necessary to read all of the Country
Cooking School mystery series in order, I highly recommend
that you get copies of all four books and have yourself a
binge reading session. You won’t be sorry!