Death in the Holler: Bookshop Version

Death in the Holler: Bookshop Version

On the first day of muzzle-loader hunting season, someone shoots a Latino man dead on a farm’s food plot.
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Kentucky Game Warden Luke Ryder is an alcoholic, and his boss intends to fire him. On the first day of muzzle-loader hunting season, someone shoots a Latino man dead on a farm’s food plot.

Why did the murdered man, a Louisville gangster, come to the remote holler? Who slew him? County Sheriff Jim Pike, Ryder’s only friend, asks him to help find the answers.

Ryder believes solving this crime may save his job. And Pike offers to hire him as a deputy, if he can quit drinking.

“For Southern murder mystery fans….(this novel) will hit a bullseye….Murder, gangs, and black-market marijuana run rampant in this testosterone filled thriller….And the mystery itself is twisty, with multiple potential suspects and motives….

Great for fans of: James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux Series, Brian Panowich’s Like Lions.” –BookLife Reviews, in the Jan. 11, 2021 issue of Publishers Weekly.

“This writing is reminiscent of another crime novelist of some note, Joseph Wambaugh.” –Mark Tarte, retired police sergeant and Administrator of Justice Instructor at Las Positas College.

“So Good You’ll Want to Holler … Bluck deftly juggles a complex plot….His descriptions of the setting make me feel I was right there in the Holler.” –Michael A. Black, author of thirty-six books and a retired, decorated police officer who worked in the south suburbs of Chicago. 

“Looking for a change of scenery? Consider a trip to Kentucky to solve the ‘Death in the Holler’ along with Game Warden Luke Ryder….readers will be pulling for Luke Ryder as he works to reveal the killer…” –Dolores Fox Ciardelli, Pleasanton Weekly.

(This version includes questions for book discussion groups.)

Release date: May 6, 2021

Publisher: John Bluck's Art & Writing

Print pages: 396

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