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Author: J. M. Hayes Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mad Dog & Englishman Mysteries Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781481592123
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As spring bursts forth, so does a whole lot more, including murder by arrow, in quiet Benteen County, Kansas. Nothing ever happens here. Then, on a perfect spring morning, a member of the TV crew filming in the area dies with a Cheyenne arrow in his back. A prime suspect is Sheriff English's brother, Mad Dog, the county oddball whose American Indian heritage has produced a born-again Cheyenne.

While murder is a bad way to start the day, bombs don't improve it. Notes left for authorities hint at a terrorist assault on the heartland. As if the sheriff, known as Englishman, doesn't have enough to worry about, his wife has begun acting strangely. She insists he fly off for a Paris holiday with her before sunset—or else.

As Mad Dog swings between suspect and target, he encounters not only his long-lost high school sweetheart but also a secret that just may explain the unlikely mix of arrows and bombs.

It's Murphy's Law squared, as Mad Dog and his pet wolf, Hailey, test a shaman's powers and Englishman struggles to balance his duties to family and community. It's enough to drive anyone crazy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I read Plains Crazy and I loved it. The pacing was tremendous; I think I read it in two sittings. It’s rare for a series to get better and better with each book—and I thought the first one was pretty damn good.”

    Pete Hautman, National Book Award–winning author 

  • “The wacky denizens of Benteen County, Kansas, are back with enough action to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Just as the residents of the sleepy county are beginning to wonder when something will happen, a crew from PBS pulls into town to film a new reality show, This Old Tepee…Readers may need to make a chart to keep track of the characters and plotlines, but they will be laughing so hard they probably won’t take the time to consult it anyway. This is the best madcap cozy to hit the genre since Joan Hess’ Maggody series debuted more than fifteen years ago.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redhead | 6/29/2013

    " J. M. Hayes only gets better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 5/16/2013

    " I loved this book. THe characters were great and it was very fast paced and funny! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 4/7/2013

    " Couldn't get past page one. "

About the Author

J. M. Hayes was born and raised on the flat earth of central Kansas where his Mad Dog & Englishman series takes place. He graduated from Wichita State University and did postgraduate work at the University of Arizona. He shares a home in Tucson with his wife, two computers, four thousand or so books, two German Shepherds, and a Scottish “Terror.”

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.