A Basket of Trouble

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Midnight Ink, 2013 - Fiction - 293 pages
15 Reviews

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.

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Review: A Basket of Trouble (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer #3)

User Review  - Kat Chan - Goodreads

Horses and a cozy mystery: I jumped at two of my favorite motifs! Yet this book was so incredibly bland and boring with such heavy-handed characterization.....I could not force myself to finish this ... Read full review

Review: A Basket of Trouble (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer #3)

User Review  - Lynne - Goodreads

This is a fun read. It is not the first in the series, yet it is the first one I have read. I was still able to follow the characters and had no problem with the background. Claire makes gift baskets ... Read full review

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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