Tarnished Remains

  • by Paty Jager
  • Narrated by Ann M. Thompson
  • 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Book two of the Shandra Higheagle Native American Mystery series.
Shandra Higheagle is digging up clay for her renowned pottery when she scoops up a boot attached to a skeleton. She calls in Weippe County detective Ryan Greer. The body is decades old and discovered to be Shandra's employee's old flame.
Ryan immediately pegs Shandra's employee for the murderer, but Shandra knows in her heart that the woman everyone calls Crazy Lil couldn't have killed anyone, let alone a man she loved.
Digging up the woman's past takes them down a road of greed, miscommunication, and deceit. Will they be able to prove Crazy Lil innocent before the true murderer strikes again?
For fans of:

Cozy mystery romance series
Mystical fiction
Amateur sleuth mystery
Small town mystery and suspense series
Western romance mystery


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A buried body leads to adventure

Shandra Higheagle is digging up clay for her artwork when she uncovers the boot and then leg of a long-buried body in Tarnished Remains by Paty Jager. Calling her friend, Detective Ryan Greer, Shandra is happy to reconnect with the man with whom she had felt a connection in her previous encounter with the law. The archaeologists called in to dig up the body determine that the body is that of Johnny, the former boyfriend of Shandra's employee, known to all around as "Crazy Lil." She thought that he had abandoned her when it turns out that he had been dead all this time.

This book comes across as a light mystery but was a delight to listen to. I enjoyed getting to see the solution unfold, partly through the assistance of Shandra's deceased grandmother, who sends her dreams to give her guidance. It is interesting that it is the Irish detective who trusts the dreams more than the half- Native American Shandra. Having been forbidden from knowing about her native heritage by her step-father, Shandra explores her own past and gains a greater knowledge of her own self. I also enjoyed the growing romance between Shandra and Ryan. I appreciated the details of the development of the characters in the book.

Ann M. Thompson performs the audio edition of the book, and I liked the job she does in bringing the book to life. She helps to keep the book moving and making its creativity real.

I enjoyed Tarnished Remains a lot. The book moves enjoyably and has good details about Shandra's personal life exploration and discovery. I give this book four stars.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, but that in no way influenced the content of my review.
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- Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe


I liked listening to this book and how the characters had to work under different circumstances to solve the mystery. I liked the circumstances they had to go through to get to the remains and the sleuthing they did to figure out the old mystery.
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- CentralEast2

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2017
  • Publisher: Patricia Jager