Claire Booth, author of ANOTHER MAN’S GROUND, on tour July/August 2017

Posted By on May 17, 2017

About Another Man’s Ground

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (July 11, 2017)

“This contemporary take on a locked-room puzzle is chilling, compelling and completely entertaining, and Claire Booth is a wonderful new voice in crime fiction.”Hank Phillippi Ryan on The Branson Beauty

It starts out as an interesting little theft case. Branson, Missouri’s new Sheriff Hank Worth is called out to look at stands of trees that have been stripped of their bark, which the property owner had planned to harvest for the booming herbal supplement market. At first, Hank easily balances the demands of the investigation with his fledging political career. He was appointed several months earlier to the vacant sheriff position, but he needs to win the fast-approaching election in order to keep his job. He thinks the campaign will go well, as long as he’s able to keep secret the fact that a group of undocumented immigrants – hired to cut down the stripped trees – have fled into the forest and he’s deliberately not looking for them.

But then the discovery of a murder victim deep in the Ozark backwoods sets him in the middle of a generations-old feud that explodes into danger not only for him, but also for the immigrants, his deputies, and his family. He must rush to find a murderer before election day, and protect the vulnerable in Branson County, where politicking is hell and trespassing can get you killed.

In Another Man’s Ground, her next novel featuring Sheriff Hank Worth, acclaimed author Claire Booth delivers a taut, witty mystery that will grip readers from the opening pages to the breathless conclusion.

“The second in Booth’s regional crime series … is both an excellent police procedural and a surprisingly humorous look at politics and family feuds.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Booth’s affectionate treatment of the decent and shrewd people of Branson and Worth makes this a series worth following.” – Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Branson Beauty:

“Touches of sly humor add appeal to Booth’s standout debut…Betrayals from within the sheriff’s department and issues left unresolved hint at much more to come in what promises to be a most engaging regional police series.”-Publishers Weekly(starred review)

“Former crime reporter Booth’s debut introduces an engaging cop with wonderful family appeal. A nice discovery for enthusiasts of Joan Hess and Margaret Maron.”-Library Journal

“Former crime reporter Booth imbues her fast-moving narrative, which celebrates its Ozarks setting, with humor and humanity. A promising debut.”-Booklist

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About Claire Booth

Claire Booth spent more than a decade as a daily newspaper reporter, much of it covering crimes so convoluted and strange they seemed more like fiction than reality. Eventually, she had enough of the real world and decided to write novels instead. Her Sheriff Hank Worth mystery series takes place in Branson, Missouri, where small-town Ozark politics and big-city country music tourism clash in, yes, strange and convoluted ways.

For more about Claire, her books, and some of the true crimes she’s covered, please visit www.clairebooth.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Claire Booth’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, July 11th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Tuesday, July 11th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Wednesday, July 12th: Buried Under Books

Thursday, July 13th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Friday, July 14th: Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, July 17th: Jathan & Heather

Tuesday, July 18th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, July 19th: Mama Vicky Says

Thursday, July 20th: Write Read Life

Monday, July 24th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Wednesday, July 26th: Art, Books, & Coffee

Thursday, July 27th: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Monday, July 31st: Reading Reality

Wednesday, August 2nd: Helen’s Book Blog

Friday, August 4th: Steph the Bookworm

Monday, August 7th: Clues and Reviews

Wednesday, August 9th: The Book Diva’s Reads

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