Loved this mystery. The characters are fun and the female hero Trade Ellis is great. A lot of detail about AZ.
A different view of Arizona, far from the art galleries and retirement communities. Trade Ellis is a working rancher who does things the old way on her ranch with the help of neighbors and long-time cowhands who share the ranch with her. On the side, she runs a one woman detective agency.
She's invited to attend her high school reunion. But, several of the long ago cheerleaders are turning up dead, and dismembered. Former classmates with whom she was never close want her to find out what's happening and prevent any more murders. While investigating, Trade sees how some of her former classmates have turned out.
A different view of modern Arizona life.
I LOVE these books! Sinclair Browning books are fun and quick to read.
It was interesting background, but I guessed the murderer right away. Wasn't the least bit surprised. I hate that.
A good mystery plot that I enjoyed a lot - I could not figure out why someone would be killing off former high school cheerleaders 15 years later. I didn't really like the parts with her working on her ranch or visiting the Native American reservation, as they were not pertinent to the plot. I would likely read another book in the series though.
Trade Ellis is a dirty-shirt cowgirl--part Apache, part rancher, and all private eye. Unfortunately, there's not much call for investigators on horseback. But as her 25th high school reunion approaches, someone starts thinning the ranks of the old cheerleading squad. Trade has enough suspects to fill a yearbook: the fading beauty, the rich girl, the loser, the nerd. Because someone wants her to join the cheerleading squad--in the morgue. This is an interesting mystery.