The Blight Way Author:Patrick F. McManus This audio version is unabridged, on five compact discs. — Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight county, Idaho -- and a fellow who dropped twenty pounds on Atkins -- had been thinking about asking out Jan Whittle, his grade-school sweetheart. Problem is, he's already promised to celebrate his dad's seventy-fifth birthday with him. Thwarted romance proves t... more »o be the least of Bo's problems, however, when a dead body turns up on Batim Scragg's ranch. The baffling thing is that neither Batim nor his two wayward sons appear to be the culprits. Forced to put on his sleuthing hat, Bo finds himself faced with a whole slew of possible suspects. And what quickly becomes apparent is that, while the sheriff's investigative methods may not exactly be legal, they are, for better or worse, The Blight Way.
A bestselling author with more than two million books in print, the curmudgeonly wit Patrick McManus delivers a page-turning mystery filled with mirth and misadventure set in hook-and-bullet territory.« less
The Blight Way, read (perfectly) by Charles Liggett, is a fun, funny and engaging mystery by Patrick McManus. He introduces us to the small town of Blight (not far from Famine) and its denizens through the eyes of Bo Tully, the town's lawman. Picture 'Norther Exposure' in Idaho, if you will. We meet eccentric folk, good guys, a few bad guys (but not too bad) and get into the groove of small-town rhythms (and gossip) when...a body is found.
I loved this book, and found myself laughing out loud, driving around just a bit longer, and sitting in my garage with the car running until it was done. This is the first Bo Tully mystery; I hope McManus writes many more.