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
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.
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
Friday, July 14th: Bewitched Bookworms
Monday, July 17th: Jathan & Heather
Monday, July 17th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
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
Thursday, July 27th: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Monday, July 31st: Reading Reality
Wednesday, August 2nd: Helen’s Book Blog
Saturday, August 5th: Steph the Bookworm
Monday, August 7th: Clues and Reviews
Friday, August 11th: The Book Diva’s Reads