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Dead Man Falls

(The second book in the Jolene Jackson Mysteries series)
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Book 2--The 2nd Jolene Jackson Mystery
WINNER of the 2001 WILLA Literary Award for Best Original Paperback

Jolene's back in Kickapoo for her mother's annual birthday bash at the DQ, which is trouble enough, but when her checkered high school past comes back to haunt her, the problems turn decidedly deadly.

Thanks to her old sweetheart, Sheriff Jerry Don Parker, high school wasn't that bad for Jolene - if you don't count the scandal with the non-teaching English teacher, the daily death threats from a jealous rival or the cocky come-ons from the perverted principal.

Okay, maybe things weren't that great, but with bodies turning up faster than beer cans in the river, they're a darned sight worse now. And it doesn't help matters that old rival Rhonda-the-Lying-Slut Davenport wants Jolene to be the next one to take a dive at Dead Man Falls.

Note: Dead Man Falls and other Jolene Jackson Mysteries are only available in the revised ebook editions.

Dead Man Falls - Book Review
Reviewed by Lynn F. for

Dead Man Falls by Paula Boyd is book two in her Jolene Jackson Mystery series and I have to say it's as hilarious as the first book. Once again Jolene is back in Kickapoo, Texas this time for her mother's big birthday bash. This is a yearly occasion and always held at the gossip center of Kickapoo: the Dairy Queen. The biggest thing going on in the area this time besides her mother's birthday is the brand new waterfall they have made. Funny there is a town called Redwater Falls and no waterfall. Not only is the falls the main attraction, so is the body Jolene just happens to spot falling down the rocks into the river as they have what would technically be called a ribbon cutting. Seems the minute Jolene hits town bodies start showing up, but this time it's a blast from the past, her high school years. Someone is out to get rid of some of the classmates and Jolene and old sweetheart Sheriff Jerry Don Parker are also a target. As the bodies pile up all around the falls the race is on to find the killer out of the many suspects.
Once again Paula Body takes the reader on a rollicking hilarious ride through the country side of Texas. As we keep up with the same characters in the first book we have a couple of new ones added. This is a great series!

Reviews for the Award-Winning Jolene Jackson Mystery Series

"Don't mess with Texas! You'll laugh your way from Kickapoo to Redwater Falls and back." - Linda Huntley Wills, REDBOOK

"Anyone who enjoys the works of Janet Evanovich or Joan Hess is going to love Ms. Boyd." - Toby Bromberg, Romantic Times

"... a terrific mystery, sharply drawn, cleverly plotted, dynamically presented, and pure sleuthing entertainment from first page to last." - Wisconsin Bookwatch

"This is a wild ride with thrills, chills and laughs galore. Highly Recommended." - Editor, I *Love* a Mystery

5 Stars and 5+ Laughs! Has to be film adapted. Would make a delightful audiobook. " ... a hoot and a half of rollicking good mystery! The best dang novel I've read all year!" - Leann Arndt, The Midwest Book Review

"Carl Hiaasen meets Texasville! ... a must read for your Sherlock funny bone." - Judi Clark, Mostly Fiction

"This first entry of an apparent series will leave readers loudly laughing at the antics of Jolene and her mother. Hot Enough to Kill is a tongue-in-cheek look at relationships and amateur sleuthing. Still, the mystery has a character of its own that adds to a wonderful plot." - Harriet Klausner

"With an irreverent wit and an imagination that knows no bounds, she takes readers for a ride they won't soon forget." -

"There seems little doubt that Boyd will be compared most favorably to Hess and Evanovich." - Doris Ann Norris, BookBrowser


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Used availability for Paula Boyd's Dead Man Falls

Paperback Editions

July 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Dead Man Falls (Jolene Jackson Mysteries)
Author(s): Paula Boyd
ISBN: 0-9674786-1-8 / 978-0-9674786-1-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diomo Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Dead Man Falls (Jolene Jackson Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Paula Boyd
Publisher: Diomo Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA