The Double-Jack Murders by Patrick F. McManus
A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery (Sheriff Bo Tully Mysteries)

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The eagerly awaited third novel in Patrick F. McManus's bestselling mystery series finds Sheriff Bo Tully with his hands full of elusive killers, eccentric backwoods characters, and irresistible women in this latest romp through the wilds of Blight County, Idaho.

Sheriff Bo Tully is the kind of western lawman who's as good with the ladies as he is with his guns, and he never lets a death threat get in the way of a good barbecue. He's a man with a sense of humor, which comes in handy when trying to establish order in Blight County.

In this latest tale, Tully pursues a seventy-five-year-old missing persons case in which a pair of gold miners (a two-man drilling team known as a double-jack) mysteriously disappeared just as they hit the mother lode in a remote part of Blight County. Meanwhile, a second, more threatening case looms large. After serving only two months of a life sentence, a mentally unstable murderer named Kincaid -- a nasty piece of work if there ever was one -- manages to escape prison, setting his sights on killing the man who put him behind bars: one Sheriff Bo Tully.ÊIn an effort to lead his would-be killer into the open, and also to do a little gold prospecting and fishing while he's at it, Tully heads north with his ex-sheriff father, Pap, and his friend and expert tracker, Dave.

As the two cases play themselves out, Sheriff Tully finds himself hunting down one murderer who's probably long dead, and being hunted by another who's very much alive. A fast-moving tale of murder, mayhem, and mining, The Double-Jack Murders is Patrick F. McManus's darkest, most entertaining mystery yet.
 

About Patrick F. McManus

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Patrick F. McManus is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for "Outdoor Life" and "Field & Stream". His most recent Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries are "The Double-Jack Murders "and "Avalanche". He is the author of many other books, including such runaway "New York Times" bestsellers as "The Grasshopper Trap", "The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw", and "Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!" He lives in Spokane, Washington.
 
Published September 22, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 240 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two more cases of murder for Blight County (Idaho) Sheriff Bo Tully, one of them involving a disappearance 80 years ago, the other a matter of preventing his own demise.

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Sheriff Bo Tully of Blight County, Idaho is back for more adventures in "The Double-Jack Murders" by New York Times bestselling Spokane author and humorist Patrick F.

Aug 28 2011 | Read Full Review of The Double-Jack Murders: A Sh...

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In this adventure, the story takes place mostly in the Deadman Creek area of the Snowy Mountains of Idaho where Bo, Pap (Bo’s father) and Bo’s friend “Indian” Dave Perkins go camping, partly to avoid Lucas Kincaid, an escaped murderer who is after the Sheriff, and partly to look into the 1927 dis...

Nov 09 2009 | Read Full Review of The Double-Jack Murders: A Sh...

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