When a pretty teacher is killed by a muzzle-loading ball during an encampment of historical re-enactors‚ Sheriff Steve Martinez is troubled by her role-playing “persona” as a frontier prostitute.
Sex can be a motive for murder. But the death is ruled an accident. Besides‚ killing a person with a muzzle-loader takes way too much time and effort.
The next few months‚ however‚ bring a surprising number of seemingly unrelated muzzle-loading deaths. A statistical anomaly — or something worse?
To find the answer‚ Steve must battle skeptics‚ a lack of forensic evidence‚ an ever shrinking budget‚ and a rocky romance with his longtime love.
Hot on the trail in the deep woods‚ he suddenly discovers that he is his quarry’s newest target.
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Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.