Super sleuth Ruby Taylor takes her boss' case when the crusty old woman's cat is stolen. The theft seems part of a strange pattern of malicious disappearances. What do a cat, a prize bull and a 1965 Mustang have in common?

Floundering, Ruby turns to her on-again, off-again cop beau, Wesley, who shuts her out of the case. Plunging into the investigation solo, Ruby lands in a cooking contest—torture for the domestically challenged. Then a murderer strikes, and the ancient history of a sleepy Montana town threatens Ruby's life.

Dunn serves up a gourmet mix of suspense and humor, seasoned with simple truth and topped with a satisfying romance. The wacky and witty heroine, the handsome and headstrong hero and the quirky characters of Colter County, new and old, never disappoint. (Jun., 256 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson