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The Scarecrow Murders (Caroline Rhodes Mysteries #4)
by Mary Welk (Goodreads Author)
It's a battle of the sexes in little Rhineburg, Illinois, when Bruck University's fledgling football team butts heads with female rodeo riders during Halloween Homecoming Days. The Bruck Bruins protest President Garrison Hurst's hiring of the Moore Sisters' Rodeo to perform in the school's new stadium the night before the Homecoming game. Joined on the picket line by the t ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Hilliard & Harris Publishers
(first published 2004)
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Delightful. I am falling in love with the Carolyn Rhodes mysteries. A small town with a high school football team, an approaching homecoming, and a radio that has been contracted to use the football field should be enough to bring on a headache, but there's more. Murder. The QB is a smug bully of a rich kid who likes picking on Carolyn's son. That blind mothers love of her son is endearing and irritating. For this young man to excel in intelligence, as happens many times in youth his decisions w ...more
Football, college politics and a women’s rodeo combine in this mystery. ER nurse Caroline gets caught in the middle when her football-playing son gets in a fistfight with his team mate and town badboy, who is later found dead. Caroline attempts to clear her son’s name, but he’s not cooperating.
Writer and freelance editor Mary V. Welk has drawn on her medical background to knock off nearly two dozen characters in her “Rhodes to Murder” amateur sleuth mystery series, winner of the 2002 Love Is Murder Readers' Choice Award for Best Series. Set in the rural university town of Rhineburg, Illinois, the series features ER nurse Caroline Rhodes and Professor of History Carl Atwater.More about Mary Welk...
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Caroline Rhodes Mysteries (4 books)