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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (84 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donis Casey Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alafair Tucker Mysteries Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781455189465
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It’s the spring of 1913, and love is in bloom for Alice Tucker. Alice’s new beau, Walter Kelley, is handsome and wealthy. Everyone in Boynton, Oklahoma likes him, except Alice’s mother, Alafair. She sees that Walter has a weakness for the ladies—and they for him. Moreover, Walter’s late wife Louise was murdered and the murderer has not been caught. Walter had an alibi, so the sheriff has cleared him of the crime, but Alafair is not so sure that he wasn’t involved in some way.

Alafair sets out to prove to the headstrong Alice that Walter is no paragon. You can bet Alice will have something to say about that. As she searches for the truth behind the death of Louise Kelley, Alafair uncovers such a tangle of deceit and misdirection that she begins to think that the whole town has been downright hornswoggled.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Family politics and involvements blend with a satisfying tangle of lies and subterfuge that lend complexity and vivid action to Hornswoggled.

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Author Donis Casey has featured her unusual, crime-solver heroine Alafair Tucker in two novels, now, and with Hornswoggled…we can only be glad to see her back...In a little town where eveyone knows everything—there are many secrets no one seems to know.
    Alafair Tucker is a remarkable woman much too smart and energetic to be confined to a woman’s place in a small rural town. 

    Daily Oklahoman

  • “Dialogue rich with Midwestern speech patterns and a consistent, unobtrusive narrative voice lift this small-town historical, which should particularly appeal to Margaret Maron fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The book provides an entertaining way for teens to appreciate the richness of life in this time and place. The idioms and local color are delightful, and the characters are real enough for readers to fear for their safety.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 9/26/2013

    " I loved this book it is one of those that you identify with almost every character. You have a friend or a neighbor who is exactly like the characters that Donis Casey writes about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 4/3/2013

    " Second book in this series. I enjoy them all. Clean and almost like a cozy read with no swearing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/26/2012

    " Didn't like this one as much as The Old Buzzard. It was just OK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 11/30/2011

    " a good mystery, light hearted, funny! I didn't know that I like mysteries! Worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sundee | 11/7/2011

    " Really good, but I think I liked her other ones better just because of how it turned out. Still written well... a page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 7/10/2011

    " Absolutely loved it. Unusual sleuth with a unique point of view - a mother of 10 in the early 1900's. you get a view of rural farm life along with an interesting, believable story line. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/17/2011

    " A good read and intriguing sequel to The Old Buzzard Had It Coming. Donis comes up with great titles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kori | 4/11/2011

    " These are just fun books. I love how you don't know who done it till the end. They keep you turning pages, which I love! Can't wait to try more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 4/10/2011

    " I loved the history in Hornswoggled. The author describes the way of life and how households were run in Oklahoma in 1912. Very interesting story with an exciting mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/8/2010

    " Well written cozy with great characters set in Oklahoma in 1913. Good addition to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/8/2010

    " Especially good for setting, details of life in small town Oklahoma in early 1/4 of 1900's. Detective is a housewife with 10 kids. Hurrah for our side.
    Mystery is weak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kori | 11/18/2010

    " These are just fun books. I love how you don't know who done it till the end. They keep you turning pages, which I love! Can't wait to try more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sundee | 11/5/2010

    " Really good, but I think I liked her other ones better just because of how it turned out. Still written well... a page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 7/29/2009

    " A good read and intriguing sequel to The Old Buzzard Had It Coming. Donis comes up with great titles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 4/18/2008

    " I loved this book it is one of those that you identify with almost every character. You have a friend or a neighbor who is exactly like the characters that Donis Casey writes about! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/6/2008

    " a good mystery, light hearted, funny! I didn't know that I like mysteries! Worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 9/27/2007

    " I loved the history in Hornswoggled. The author describes the way of life and how households were run in Oklahoma in 1912. Very interesting story with an exciting mystery. "

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About the Author

Donis Casey is a third-generation Oklahoman. She and her siblings grew up among their extended family on farms and in small towns. She earned degrees from the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma University and has worked as a teacher and academic librarian. She now lives with her husband in Arizona.

About the Narrator

Pam Ward found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.