How To Ruin a Vacation

A Kate Williams Mystery

by Becky Bartness



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/1/2008

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9780595454051

About the Book

Uptight attorney Kate Williams is sent on a much-needed vacation by her partner at their Chicago law firm. Her destination is the Lazy ZZ Ranch, sixty miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona. Kate pictures a spa-like resort for her respite, a comfortable lodge dripping with rustic, frontier ambience. Instead, she's greeted by a pink stucco building, the front lawn filled with plastic flamingos and every imaginable lawn ornament. Something tells her this isn't going to be the vacation she envisioned.

Unwittingly, Kate stumbles upon the murder of a Mexican immigrant employee of the Lazy ZZ Ranch. She's determined to report the crime and find the perpetrator, but she doesn't know whom to trust. Should she tell her story to Chris MacKay, who has already admitted he was involved in another murder, or should Kate confide in the dude ranch owner, Jeff Oman, who is deceptive, handsome and chivalrous?

In a week, she comes face-to-face with horror and misery. Kate must call upon her inner strength to save her life and uncover the sinister motives behind the murder.

About the Author

Becky A. Bartness has been practicing law for twenty-eight years. She has published several poems, but this is her first mystery novel. Bartness lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her husband and their two children.