When summoned to George Duncan's farm in response to a tragic accident, Sheriff Jim Weber and his deputies had no idea just how bad it was going to be. Everybody in Big Lake knew and respected Duncan. The easy-going hog farmer was a successful businessman who had made a fortune supplying restaurants from Show Low to Springerville, and all the way to Gallup, New Mexico with pork chops, hams, and sausage. Duncan always carried a big wad of bills wrapped in a rubber band in the pocket of his bib overalls, and never hesitated to help out someone in trouble. There wasn't a church social, a Boy Scout fundraiser, or any other community event that Duncan didn't donate a freshly butchered pig to be barbecued. The whole town was shocked when he died in such a horrific way, and they were even more shocked at what happened afterward. Was it really an accident? Or did someone have a reason to want him dead? And if so, who? His scripture quoting wife? Or maybe his son, who felt trapped in a family business he wanted no part of? And then there were those accusations of his affair with a beautiful younger married woman. One reviewer has referred to the Big Lake mystery series as "Mayberry Meets Twin Peaks." It's a combination of humor and intrigue that launched author Nick Russell's first Big Lake book into Amazon's Top 100 Paid Kindle books for over 78 days, and Big Lake Tragedy, the twelfth book in this popular series, is sure to be a hit, too!
Used availability for Nick Russell's Big Lake Tragedy
October 2017 : Paperback
August 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition