Waiting on Wednesday: April 5

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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cold-hearted-river-by-Keith-mccaffertyCold Hearted River

by Keith McCafferty

Series: Sean Stranahan #6

Genre: Mystery

Publication date: July 4

Synopsis: A story of lost treasure, Cold Hearted River begins with the death of a woman, stranded in a spring snowstorm, who in desperation climbs into a bear s den. When Sheriff Martha Ettinger, reunited with once-again lover Sean Stranahan, investigates, she finds a fly wallet in a pannier of the dead woman’s horse, the leather engraved with the initials EH. Only a few days before, Patrick Willoughby, the president of the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club, had been approached by a man selling fishing gear that he claims once belonged to Ernest Hemingway. A coincidence? Sean doesn’t think so, and he soon finds himself on the trail of a missing steamer trunk rumored to contain not only the famous writer’s valuable fly fishing gear, but priceless samples of his unpublished work.

The investigation will take Sean through extraordinary chapters in Hemingway’s life. Inspired by a true story, Cold Hearted River is a thrilling adventure, moving from Montana to Michigan, where a woman grapples with the secrets in her heart, to a cabin in Wyoming under the Froze To Death Plateau, and finally to the ruins in Havana, where an old man struggles to complete his life’s mission one true sentence at a time.”


The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I like Sean Stranahan and these mysteries.
  • The mysteries take place in Montana north of Yellowstone National Park and revolve around fly fishing. My dad was a fly fisherman and tied his own ties. He fished the rivers of Oregon, but I feel closer to him when I read these books.
  • These books are a meld of police procedural and private investigation, because while Sean works as a fly fishing guide, artist and private investigator he also often works with Sheriff Martha Ettinger.
  • I love the cover!



Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

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