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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (67 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: November 2007 ISBN: 9781455189625
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One August evening in 1914, a bushwhacker ends a pleasant outing by blowing a hole in Bill McBride, kidnapping and ravaging Bill’s fiancée, and wounding Alafair Tucker’s daughter, Mary. All Mary knows is that the crime had something to do with the Fourth of July.

Or is there more? Trauma has locked away Mary’s memory of the event, but the answer seems to be working its way through the fog of her shock and grief and floating to the surface of her consciousness. Meanwhile, several malicious acts suggest that Bill’s killer is still around and attempting to cover his tracks.

The law is hot on the bushwhacker’s trail. Alafair is doing her best to help the sheriff, and has no qualms about driving Mary to distraction with her persistent snooping and constant hovering. Can Mary remember the crime before the murderer eliminates everyone who could identify him?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Casey’s mellow third Alafair Tucker whodunit is as laid back as its 1914 Oklahoma setting…Casey gives convincing voice to the early Midwest much as Sharyn McCrumb does for her Appalachians, including period recipes that help to convey the literal flavor of the era.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Pam Ward reads the Oklahoma voices with a hint of a twang and a heaping dose of Alafair’s motherly concern…Casey’s novel is satisfying both for its mystery and for its glimpses of early-twentieth-century Oklahoma.”

    AudioFile

  • “Casey lovingly portrays the Tuckers’ close extended family, immersing the reader in both the domestic aspects and the harsh realities of everyday farm life.”

    Booklist

  • “So homespun the text should have been cross-stitched instead of typed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A very enjoyable, and indeed, believable combination of historical background and amateur protagonist.”

    CrimeSpree Magazine

  • Winner of the Arizona Book Publishing Association’s Award for Mystery/Thriller
  • Winner of the 2008 Oklahoma Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 12/8/2013

    " As with all of her books, loved the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quenta | 8/10/2013

    " This book is part of a series about a good family working a ranch during the dust bowl. It was clean and entertaining, a little easy to guess and not the most stimulating literature around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 7/29/2013

    " Awesome book I absolutely loved it and all of the Donis Casey titles "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillis | 6/23/2013

    " Donis sure does know how to write a story. Kept me interested through the whole book. Best of the 3 so far. I got real close to figuring it out who done it, oh she's good. I really like reading how people lived 100 years ago too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 4/16/2013

    " This cozy series just keeps getting better and better. The characters are believable and true to the times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Smith | 3/27/2013

    " a while ago I ran across Donis Casey's "The Old Buzzard Had It Coming" and I've been hooked ever since. funny, quirky, quick read. definitely enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kori | 7/13/2012

    " Once again, I could not put her book down. I think this one was even more so because it was so much more personal to the family, and a much sadder read. These stories are so engaging, you feel like you are right there with the family. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 12/20/2011

    " Donis Casey has a wonderful series about a rural farm wife in the early 1900's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/5/2011

    " Another engaging story. I enjoy one of the eleven children of Alifair Tucker being the focus of each book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jewell | 5/25/2011

    " This is a good series of a large family set in the early 1900's. I figured out the murderer but enjoyed the book none the less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 5/11/2011

    " I enjoyed this book as much as the first 2. They are cozy read types with a large family to follow in this series. Sort of like Little House on the Prairie but with a murder that is tried to solve by the Mrs. of the house. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 3/28/2011

    " Another mystery finds Alafair Tucker. She is fiercely protecting of her family and nothing gets in her way of the job. She doesn't go looking for "strange doin's" they just seem to find her. I love the dialect Donis Casey uses in her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen Charbonneau | 3/9/2011

    " This series just gets better and better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 2/3/2011

    " Casey seems to have hit her stride with her third book--it id definitely the best one so far. Casey kept the emotional intensity through the book and made it very difficult to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sundee | 1/28/2011

    " Loved this one. Couldn't hardly put it down. Nothing gets done around the house when I read Alafair Tucker Mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kori | 11/25/2010

    " Once again, I could not put her book down. I think this one was even more so because it was so much more personal to the family, and a much sadder read. These stories are so engaging, you feel like you are right there with the family. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sundee | 11/5/2010

    " Loved this one. Couldn't hardly put it down. Nothing gets done around the house when I read Alafair Tucker Mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 11/4/2010

    " As with all of her books, loved the mystery. "

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

    " Another engaging story. I enjoy one of the eleven children of Alifair Tucker being the focus of each book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quenta | 3/2/2009

    " This book is part of a series about a good family working a ranch during the dust bowl. It was clean and entertaining, a little easy to guess and not the most stimulating literature around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/1/2008

    " a while ago I ran across Donis Casey's "The Old Buzzard Had It Coming" and I've been hooked ever since. funny, quirky, quick read. definitely enjoyable. "

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

    " Awesome book I absolutely loved it and all of the Donis Casey titles "

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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.