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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (62 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: July 2009 ISBN: 9781455192243
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It’s a sad duty that brings Alafair Tucker and her two daughters to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister Ruth Anne’s husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. But her niece’s irresponsible husband, Kenneth, has disappeared at a most inconvenient time. When it comes to light that Kenneth has been involved in some shady dealings with Buck Collins, the most ruthless businessman in town, everyone is convinced that Collins has done away with him. But Alafair suspects that things are not so simple. Over the next few days, Alafair and her eldest daughter, Martha, come face-to-face with blackmail, intimidation, murder, and family secrets that stretch back over twenty years. And in the process, they discover things about each other that will change their relationship forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Casey’s smart fourth whodunit to feature farmer’s wife Alafair Tucker sensitively evokes smalltown life…Tucker once again adds her insights into human nature to the official investigation, before arriving at a solution that most will find both logical and surprising…Those who like their puzzles cloaked in local color from a different time will be amply rewarded.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Pam Ward shines in her depiction of the ailing Lester and of Alafair’s youngest daughter, Grace, a 2-year-old with uncanny verbal and perceptual skills. Solid Oklahoma accents are reflected in many of the characters’ voices, along with an Asian portrayal…she captivates the listener from the book’s benign opening to its surprising conclusion.”

    AudioFile

  • “Fans will welcome this fourth in an appealing historical series.”

    Booklist

  • Finalist for the 2010 WILLA Literary Award for Historical Fiction
  • Finalist for the 2010 Oklahoma Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sundee | 1/1/2014

    " It moved a little slower than her others, but still very fun. She keeps you wondering the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kori | 10/17/2013

    " Only gave this one four stars because it's been my least favorite of these books. While it was still a good story, it just wasn't as gripping as the others have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 6/6/2013

    " I liked how this one moves to a new location and introduces the history of the land rush in Oklahoma. The concept of a Sooner was very nicely worked in to explain why a town leader is considered a villain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 5/18/2013

    " I liked this in spite of myself. The characters and the historical setting (Oklahoma in 1915) felt authentic and the plot was engaging. It's a murder mystery, not a piece of great literature--but I'll look in the library for more from her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 4/4/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I think I liked her other books more, although this did keep my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jewel | 2/2/2012

    " A fun 'gossipy' mystery. One becomes acquainted with the family and the neighbors while Alafair Tucker solves the unsolvable mystery, enough twists and turns to make it interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jewell | 1/6/2012

    " I liked this installment of the series. It was nice to see Alifair away from the farm and good to know more about Martha. Oh and a pretty decent story line too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty | 8/31/2011

    " Maybe it was just the settingof 1915, but I really thought this moved slowly.. better luck next time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Costello | 7/21/2011

    " Part of a mystery series. Set in Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century. Alafair Tucker is the sensible, hardworking mother of ten who also solves mysteries and her children's problems. Very nice sense of place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/23/2011

    " I missed the interaction of the whole family in this fourth book in this series and got a little bogged down in history of the oil industry in Oklahoma. As always though, protagonist Alifair Tucker is engaging and I couldn't guess "who done it". I've read the whole series and will continue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kori | 11/25/2010

    " Only gave this one four stars because it's been my least favorite of these books. While it was still a good story, it just wasn't as gripping as the others have been. "

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

    " It moved a little slower than her others, but still very fun. She keeps you wondering the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 8/4/2009

    " I liked this in spite of myself. The characters and the historical setting (Oklahoma in 1915) felt authentic and the plot was engaging. It's a murder mystery, not a piece of great literature--but I'll look in the library for more from her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 5/16/2009

    " Part of a mystery series. Set in Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century. Alafair Tucker is the sensible, hardworking mother of ten who also solves mysteries and her children's problems. Very nice sense of place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 5/14/2009

    " I liked how this one moves to a new location and introduces the history of the land rush in Oklahoma. The concept of a Sooner was very nicely worked in to explain why a town leader is considered a villain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty | 4/11/2009

    " Maybe it was just the settingof 1915, but I really thought this moved slowly.. better luck next time. "

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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. Her audiobook narration has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.