Flat Crazy by Ben Rehder
(Blanco County Mysteries)

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From the Edgar, Lefty, and Barry award-nominated author Ben Rehder comes the funniest entry yet in his hilarious Blanco County mystery series. Some kind of unidentified wild creature is on the loose in Blanco, and, over the protests of sensible game warden John Marlin, the locals have convinced themselves they're dealing with a mythical vampirish beast called a chupacabra. Of course it doesn't help Marlin's cause when a dead body turns up with a suspicious fang-like wound in its neck...

Then things really get out of hand: tabloid news programs invade Blanco, good ol' boys Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock develop a cockamamie get-rich-quick scheme involving the animal, and everyone is a little surprised at the booming population of voluptuous Chinese dwarves who've turned up in town. If anyone can make sense of the eerie events in Blanco County, it's John Marlin, who's well-versed in the intricacies of small-town life, Texas style. But can he do it before another body turns up?

Only a first-rate humorist and ingenious plotter like Ben Rehder could possibly summon from his imagination the kind of laugh-out-loud mysteries his fans have come to count on, and Flat Crazy is further evidence that this talented writer has hit his comic stride.

About Ben Rehder

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Ben Rehder's first Blanco County mystery, Buck Fever, was nominated for the Edgar, Lefty, and Barry Awards. Bone Dry, the second in the series, was named by Field & Stream as one of the most worthwhile reads of 2003. Ben lives with his wife, Becky, in Austin, Texas, where he was born and raised.
Published January 10, 2014 by St. Martin's Minotaur. 330 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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Erring two-legged animals give Game Warden John Marlin sleepless nights.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Flat Crazy (Blanco County Mys...

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Edgar-finalist Rehder's improbable and outlandish third mystery to feature game warden John Marlin (after Buck Fever and Bone Dry</EM

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John assumes a human killer committed the homicide .

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