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The Blight Way: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery

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ISBN13: 9780743280471
ISBN10: 0743280474
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Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho — and a fellow who dropped twenty pounds on Atkins — had been thinking about asking out Jan Whittle, his grade-school sweetheart. Problem is, he's already promised to celebrate his dad's seventy-fifth birthday with him. Thwarted romance proves to be the least of Bo's problems, however, when a dead body turns up on Batim Scragg's ranch. The baffling thing is that neither Batim nor his two wayward sons appear to be the culprits. Forced to put on his sleuthing hat, Bo finds himself faced with a whole slew of possible suspects. And what quickly becomes apparent is that, while the sheriff's investigative methods may not exactly be legal, they are, for better or worse, The Blight Way.

A bestselling author with more than two million books in print, the curmudgeonly wit Patrick McManus delivers a page-turning mystery filled with mirth and misadventure set in hook-and-bullet territory.

Review:

"Prolific, popular outdoorsman and humorist McManus (The Bear in the Attic) departs from his trademark shaggy-dog stories with this novel set in current-day Idaho, the first in a new mystery series starring Blight County sheriff Bo Tully. Single, slimmed-down from the Atkins diet and highly interested in the ladies, Bo is blessedly unconcerned with the niceties of search warrants, suspect rights or any other impediment to his effective style of law enforcement. On the 75th birthday of his father, Eldon 'Pap' Tully, former Blight County sheriff, a dead body turns up at the ranch of a family of ex-cons. Bo decides a murder investigation would be the perfect birthday present for Pap. The dead man is from Los Angeles, as are the next two corpses Bo and Pap find at the scene of a heavy firepower ambush — not Blight County's usual low-rent crime. Behind his hayseed cop exterior, Bo is smart, sneaky and relentless. Add lots of quirky suspects, criss-crossing motives and artery-clogging meals at Dave's House of Fry, and McManus delivers a brisk, hilarious smalltown cop mystery." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[O]ne of the most entertaining mystery debuts in years." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Bestselling author McManus kicks off a rousing new mystery series set in the rarefied air of the Rockies, where maverick local sheriff Bo Tully has his hands full trying to ferret out a murderer among the colorful denizens of Blight County.

About the Author

Patrick F. McManus is a veteran columnist for Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. The author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Grasshopper Trap and Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!, he lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Tim Lewis, July 17, 2012 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
I would recommend The Blight Way to anyone, including those who might not usually read police dramas or mystery novels. The Blight Way is also a fairly clean novel considering the plot, even cleaner than a lot of young adult or teen novels that claim to be in that category. Patrick F. McManus weaves together a story that is funny and quaint. His style is so easy to read that the chapters just fly by. If ever there were such a thing as a lighthearted murder mystery, this is it.
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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, November 28, 2010 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
I enjoy a wide variety of books, but must admit a weakness for humorous, "light" mysteries. Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, comes from a long line of sheriffs, and is an avid practitioner of "The Blight Way" of sheriffing-- morally and legally suspect investigative methods, but extremely efficient. He's good looking (at least in his own opinion), and a real ladies' man-- though for some reason the ladies don't stick around! He also keeps a poisonous "pet" in his office, and gives his cantankerous father an "in" on a fresh murder case as a 75th birthday gift. Small-town cop, quirky characters, big time fun!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743280471
Subtitle:
A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McManus, Patrick F.
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Outdoor life
Subject:
Rocky mountains
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.48x6.06x.99 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743280471 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Prolific, popular outdoorsman and humorist McManus (The Bear in the Attic) departs from his trademark shaggy-dog stories with this novel set in current-day Idaho, the first in a new mystery series starring Blight County sheriff Bo Tully. Single, slimmed-down from the Atkins diet and highly interested in the ladies, Bo is blessedly unconcerned with the niceties of search warrants, suspect rights or any other impediment to his effective style of law enforcement. On the 75th birthday of his father, Eldon 'Pap' Tully, former Blight County sheriff, a dead body turns up at the ranch of a family of ex-cons. Bo decides a murder investigation would be the perfect birthday present for Pap. The dead man is from Los Angeles, as are the next two corpses Bo and Pap find at the scene of a heavy firepower ambush — not Blight County's usual low-rent crime. Behind his hayseed cop exterior, Bo is smart, sneaky and relentless. Add lots of quirky suspects, criss-crossing motives and artery-clogging meals at Dave's House of Fry, and McManus delivers a brisk, hilarious smalltown cop mystery." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the most entertaining mystery debuts in years."
"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author McManus kicks off a rousing new mystery series set in the rarefied air of the Rockies, where maverick local sheriff Bo Tully has his hands full trying to ferret out a murderer among the colorful denizens of Blight County.
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