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
Published December 2013 by Worldwide Library Worldwide Mystery
(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
In the small college town, its football season and the "golden" boy of the team is murdered. The prime suspect is Carolyn Rhodes' son and she's determined to see him cleared but he is not cooperating. As she enlists her friends to assist her, they discover there is more to learn about the people they thought they knew. An enjoyable "who done it".
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...