[KINDLE] Mama Rides Shotgun A Mace Bauer Mystery By Deborah Sharp
D half of the mystery figured out on my own And the other half narrowed down to 3 people All loose ends were uickly tied up and Mace had helped solve another mystery As an aside I was able to differentiate the sisters this time Maddie and Marty Although Sharp was extremely redundant in helping readers do that Maddie was identified as a school principal probably 10 to 15 times in this novel without exaggeration I think this series sits well if you re in the mood for a Southern cozy mystery
so i willI will continue with the series
Fun An excellent read but I have a beef The last book MamaAn excellent read but I have a beef The last book Mama Time ends with Mace saying she d had gone on a date with Carlos but that he had needed to move back to Miami to sort things out A Date At the beginning of this book it s all about how they d had a full on relationship and he d broken it off to move back to Miami I hate when author s re invent their character s histories like that Drives me nutsNot that that s off my chest I m loving this series so far As a fourth generation Floridian myself I thoroughly enjoy this visit to the Florida I grew up in and miss fervently I get a huge ick out of Mace and her sisters and I appreciate the reality of family life Ms Sharp allows when one of the sisters usually Mace puts their Mama in her place and she often needs it It is a refreshing change of pace from those books where the Mother can act like she out to be riding a broomstick but no one would dare speak a disrespectful word to her As much as I like Mace I have to admit to liking Marty just that little bit better And I love the pacing and dialogue when the three are playing off each otherThe plot was excellently done a really well crafted mystery with an ending that I didn t see comingI ve been suffering a string of books lately that have been flat disappointing lifeless Mama Rides Shotgun was a delightful cure and a breath of fresh slightly horsey scented air I thought this second in the series was much better than the first book This book has the same set of characters and they stay true to their personas in the first book but developed Not sure if there really is a Cracker Trail but the thought is plausible Seemed a bit far fetched for Mace s mother to be riding a horse for days on end but I suppose it could happen I do like the amount of dialog and the fast pace of the book A good uick read Will read of Deborah Sharp All Mace wanted to do was take a trip to bond with ueen can t shut her mouth aka Mama and of course it was doomed from the start Add in the cuckoo sisters and Sal and it gets even worse if possible Very funny and R rated with a happy ending This is the second Mace Bauer mystery The setting is in central Florida and features a family of four wo. Ama's and really who isn't Lawton Bramble had a bad ticker and a ton of enemies who might have spiced the cattleman's chili Was it son Trey as flawed as he is handsome The young widow whose grief seems well rehearsed Or maybe the childhood friend wronged by Lawton in love and businessMace's worried sisters jo. Men Mama the drama ueen is engaged to her fifth beau Maddie the oldest daughter is married and works as a middle school principal Mace the middle daughter is a single woman comfortable with animals than people and works outdoors with animals Marty the youngest daughter is married and works as a librarian Lawton Bramble one of the ranchers who allowed the riders to camp on his land planned on providing vats of his famous Cow Hunter Chili before he died unexpectantly while preparing it His
Much Younger Wife Finds Himyounger wife finds him before the Mauer family arrived Mace considered a sleuth since she helped investigate a murder the year before Mace is certain it was murder even though the man s personal physician states it was natural causes Mace sets out to find out "The Truth Which Puts Her Immediate Family "truth which puts her immediate family peril from someone who doesn t want her pursuing her line of uestioningMace and her family suffered near fatal accidents on the trail ride But in the end Mace s determination leads her to discover the truth about Lawton Bramble s death after all This was a good read The setting is the historical Cracker Trail ride from east to west Florida So I m thinking a bunch of wasps on horses and she is calling it the Cracker Trail Really Well it is a real cattle trail ride and it is called the Cracker Trail because of the sound of the whips cracking over the cattle So this is the 2 book in the Mace Bauer series Mama is getting ready for marriage 5 and she and Mace are getting a little bonding time before the wedding Mama discovers a dead body Lawton Bramble one of the ranchers who was allowing them to camp on his land and providing vats of his famous Cow Hunter Chili dies Cow Hunter Chili Who hunts cows Anywaythe real uestion is who did it Was it a heart attack The trophy wife Did the Guide to the Contemporary Harp kids do him in so they could get his money Just when you think younow who did it you get convincing evidence to look somewhere else Mace wants to solve the mystery Mama wants to find Mace a husband Still not liking the vernacularbut I do like the well written mystery Hmm do I read in the series or stop I m continuing to enjoy the series uite a bit Granted this time I think I had a better insight on who the iller was but not necessarily the "REASON BEHIND IT NOT THAT THERE " behind it Not that there t plenty and I mean plenty of suspects It really did eep you guessing I m really enjoying the uirky family dynamics and I d really like to meet the husbands of Mace s sisters I d love to see all of the interactions among the family I can only imagine the funny shenanigans that they all get up to Great seriesStumbled upon this series and find it refreshingly honest and fun to read Author does a great job fleshing out the characters and making the reader want. In the ride and sexy Detective Carlos Martinez returns to complicate matters But Mace's miserable love life pales as a problem next to a planted rattlesnake a tent sliced to shreds and a spooked horse named Shotgun When Mama gallops into danger Mace is determined to corral the iller stalking the Florida trai.
FREE DOWNLOAD Mama Rides Shotgun A Mace Bauer MysteryEnjoyed this story though it s about relationships than mystery In that respect it reminded me of The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Though seemingly dissimilar they both vivdly convey their setting and focus on the characters relationshipsA wealthy rancher dies at the beginning of the tale and Mace the main character suspects foul play but there s no evidence to support her suspicion I love Mace she s strong self sufficient at home with animals and nature than with people Her family is full of characters her mama the uintessential Southern belle her two sisters with personalities almost polar opposite and Sal a NYC transplant and Mama s soon to be 5th husband Then there s Carlos a Cuban emigrant Miami police detective who is trying to adjust to Southern culture and has an on again "off again romance with Mace These books offer insight into native Florida and " again romance with Mace These books offer insight into native Florida and cattle history celebrated with the Cracker Trail ride Disfunction abounds in the decedent s family and he betrayed his old friend but was he murdered The denouement was incidental to the story the focus is on relationships between characters and Florida s cattle ranching history A number of near death mishaps afflicting Mace and Mama muddy the waters Were these accidents or intentional It s all tied up at the end of the Cracker Trail An entertaining read This is the 2nd in the Mace Bauer Mystery series which I stumbled upon by downloading the 1st in the series as a Nook Free Friday book a long time ago For the 2nd in the series it wasn t too bad Mostly just a had far fetched I like the Southern charm elements They have a lot of very interesting analogies like I m as full as a gutter during rainy season lol So there is uite a bit of good natured humor woven throughout the story with everything else you d expect with a cozy who dun it mystery I m sure the author thought it would be cute to continue the series with Mama does this
and mama does that titles but i mMama does that titles but I m sure it fit for this story If anything it should be Mama Gossips and tries to play Matchmaker on Cracker Trail Okay so that would be a long title but fitting The story continues and we find out details about Mace s relationship with Miami detective Carlos from the previous novel That is all well and fine But literally a major and weird subplot of this novel was for everyone to flirt and iss everyone And it all happened within a week s time That seemed a bit teenager esue behavior than that of 30 somethings I don t With Krishna's Eyes know it was weird Beyond that just about every bad thing imaginable happened to Mace and her family during this trip While it dideep things interesting or annoying depending on your preference with cliffhanger chapters it overall felt like a bit too much In the end I ha. Before Mama ties the sacred not of matrimony for the 5th time she coerces daughter Mace to saddle up for some country gal bonding on the Florida Cracker Trail The six day trek gets off to a good start At least until the wealthy rancher hosting the riders eels over in his Cow Hunter ChiliA one time beau of ,