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The crusty owner of a local rock shop has been killed in Utah's wildlands, and ex-sheriff Bud Shumway has been asked to return to his hometown to solve the crime. He reluctantly agrees, never suspecting the case involves an old childhood friend and a pair of mysterious Incan skeletons known as the Malachites. Set at the Slickrock Cafe, deep in the sandstone fins and domes of southeast Utah, this mystery will have you laughing, scared to death, and wondering when the mysterious Black Beast will strike again. Add in a motorcycle gang, Bud's bumbling deputy Howie, a deputy sheriff who writes mysteries, a cantankerous rancher, and a cryptic Peruvian with his llamas, and there's never a dull moment. In any case, you'll find out who the Malachites really are, and they're sure not a tribe in the Old Testament. This is book #2 in the Bud Shumway Mystery Series.
©2011 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miler (P)2012 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miler
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5 out of 5 stars
By Bruce Nesset on 06-07-16

Fun Western-set Mystery

This series is fun. If you will - a cozy, western based mystery series. With ex-sheriff, now melon farmer still being called by his old deputy.
The plots are solid, but have a lot of twists and the endings are rarely as expected. The narrator has a perfect voice and accent for these books and they fell like you are hearing the tale while sitting in a café over a cup of coffee or around a campfire.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sharon on 02-26-15

The Slickrock Cafe

Nice easy listening, a little humor and mystery. Love the narrators voice. I want to listen to the rest of the series.

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