A Basket of Trouble

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Midnight Ink, 2013 - Fiction - 293 pages
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A death at her brother’s stable ropes Claire into a basket of trouble

When gift basket designer Claire Hanover saddles up for the opening event at her brother Charley’s new riding stable, the last thing she expects is for Kyle Mendoza, one of the stable hands, to be found dead. Everyone assumes a horse trampled him, until it’s discovered that someone murdered Kyle before dragging him into a stall.

Charley’s troubles worsen when a rival stable owner steals his clients and Kyle’s family decides to sue him for negligence. Claire is determined to corral the killer and save her brother’s business. However, solving the mystery could be more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack . . . and maybe even deadly.

Praise:

 “Groundwater’s well-crafted cozy comes complete with numerous red herrings and a picturesque setting."—Publishers Weekly

“A good choice for fans of small-town amateur sleuths."—Booklist

"Groundwater’s third series entry...is an action-packed cozy that successfully weaves in her small business and disability awareness."—Library Journal

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User Review  - bookswoman - LibraryThing

Beth Groundwater hits another home run with this entry in the Claire Hanover mystery series. Claire is still making her fancy gift baskets but in this book she is more focused on helping her brother ... Read full review

A Basket of Trouble: A Claire Hanover Mystery

User Review  - Teresa L. Jacobsen - Book Verdict

Claire Hanover is delighted that her younger brother Charley and his wife, Jessica, have moved to Colorado Springs and opened a horseback riding stable. Not just for tourists, the stable also offers ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Beth Groundwater (Colorado Springs, CO) was an avid "river rat" in the 1980s. Her book, A Real Basket Case (Five Star Publishing), was a 2007 Agatha Award finalist for Best First Novel. She is the author of several award-winning stories and holds key positions in local chapters of Mystery Writers of America and other writing associations.

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