Temp worker Kyle Shannon is plagued by more than the messy office at Bright Hope Equestrian Center. She's about to confiscate a deadbeat owner’s horse, one of Bright Hope’s partners is missing, and Sunny Disposition has suddenly gone berserk. To make matters worse, the two-legged clients are more high-strung than the four-legged ones.
As the police investigate the human remains discovered behind the barn, many think the bones belong to a missing farmhand who was dealing drugs. Kyle isn’t convinced although even an arson fire doesn't pull her into the investigation. It takes a paid-up half million dollar life insurance policy and the sad look on a dear friend's face to do that.
After she stumbles over a piece of evidence and lands in the hospital, Kyle knows one thing for sure: there’s a murderer out there who isn’t horsing around.
Horse Power is a winner…and by much more than a nose. - Nina Kenney, Lake Villa District Library
About the Author
Touring the county morgue, chatting with forensic scientists, and figuring out who killed whom...that's what Linda Mickey likes to do. There is something special about the hours spent at the keyboard crafting a whodunnit: developing characters, understanding the crime and why it was committed,then planting clues and red herrings in the narrative. At the same time, Mickey is fascinated by the business aspects of writing and publishing. As a speaker and workshop facilitator, she is frequently asked as many questions about how to manage a writing business as how to create believable dialogue. In fact, queries about publishing industry-related topics came up so often that she complied what she knew about business and what she had learned about the publishing industry into Dollars and Sense for Writers. Mickey is employed by a small accounting firm. In other words, her life is all about death and taxes.