Arson and murder disturb the Appalachian peace of the Blue Falls Dude Ranch near cozy Boone, NC. Jemma Chase, trail-ride leader, becomes involved when her horse finds a body. Jemma Chase works as a trail leader on her parents´ ranch, the Blue Falls, where she is also an accomplished photographer, carpenter and fixer-upper. Jemma has returned home in an effort to find some stability in her life, but things become tumultuous when someone begins poisoning dogs in Watauga County. Jemma is called in for an interview with Detective Tucker and bristles at his subtly accusing manner. A forensics fan, Jemma sets out to try to solve the riddle herself and keep Detective Tucker at bay. But when she stumbles upon the dead body of a neighbor, Jemma finds herself involved in a much more serious investigation and at odds with Tucker once again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norma Guerra-Stueber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004113/bk_acx0_004113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Returning for a second suspense-filled mystery, Jemma Chase and Detective Tucker find themselves embroiled in a Property Owners Association power struggle. When winter arrives in the North Carolina Mountains, Jemma´s need to find lucrative work leads her to turn to her love of cabinet making and photography. Having heard of Jemma´s skill from another member of the association, the POA president Petula Windsor, hires Jemma to build cabinets in her guest house. Jemma struggles with her CSI wannabe urges to refrain from investigating a robbery that occurred in Petula´s main house, where cash and an investigator´s file was stolen. Upon completion of her task, Jemma stops by the main house to pick up her pay from Petula´s husband, Ward. On her way back to her truck she smells smoke coming from the guest house. She races to find a way to put the fire out and discovers Petula inside, unconscious. Jemma risks her life to save Petula, but is too late. A simple break-in has escalated to murder. Detective Tucker finds suspects aplenty when files on the residents and those associated with the POA are found in Petula´s locked file cabinet, leading him to suspect her of blackmail. Detective tucker tries his best to keep Jemma´s interest at bay, but when Petula´s husband is found dead and Tucker´s life is jeopardized, Jemma won´t be stopped until she finds the murderer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norma Guerra-Stueber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004609/bk_acx0_004609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.