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The Branson Beauty

(The first book in the Sheriff Hank Worth Mystery series)
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The Branson Beauty, an old showboat, has crashed in the waters of an Ozark mountain lake just outside the popular tourist destination of Branson, Missouri. More than one hundred people are trapped aboard. Hank Worth is still settling into his new role as county sheriff, and when he responds to the emergency call, he knows he's in for a long winter day of helping elderly people into rafts and bringing them ashore. He realizes that he'll face anxiety, arguments, and extra costs for emergency equipment that will stretch the county's already thin budget to the breaking point.

But he is absolutely not expecting to discover high school track star Mandy Bryson's body locked inside the Captain's private dining room. Suddenly, Hank finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation, with the county commissioner breathing down his neck and the threat of an election year ahead of him. And as he wades deeper into the investigation, Hank starts to realize he's up against a web of small town secrets much darker and more tangled than he could have ever imagined.

In her captivating debut novel, Claire Booth has created a broad cast of wonderfully compelling characters, and she perfectly blends humor with the emotional drama and heartache of a murder investigation.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Claire Booth's The Branson Beauty

Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback

Title: The Branson Beauty: A Mystery (Sheriff Hank Worth Mysteries)
Author(s): Claire Booth
ISBN: 1-250-08438-5 / 978-1-250-08438-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Branson Beauty: A Mystery (Sheriff Hank Worth Mysteries)
Author(s): Claire Booth
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA