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Hoofprints (Gail McCarthy Mystery #2)

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Gail McCarthy is a horse vet with a hectic schedule, not to mention a new boyfriend and a horse of her own. Her life is more than a little disrupted when she finds two dead bodies in the course of a routine call to a reined cowhorse barn. When a midnight emergency turns into an attempt on her life, Gail realizes that she must discover the killer--before she becomes the nex ...more
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Published October 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1996)
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LJ
HOOFPRINTS - G+
Crum, Laura - 2nd in Gail McCarthy series

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Veterinarian Gail McCarthy finds herself at the hands of a murderer after she stumbles upon the bullet-ridden bodies of two of her wealthiest human clients, Ed and Cindy Whitney, and discovers some disturbing secrets about the dead couple's fast-paced life.

Crum is a Dick Francis fan. It was an enjoyable read.
Julie
May 18, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
This was an easy and enjoyable read. Along with mystery there was interesting information about horses. I didn't guess the ending. It kept me reading and the characters were likable. It is one of those books that relaxes and soothes after a hectic day. Thank you Laura Crum for a relaxing and fun read.
Cindy
Feb 12, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it
Pleasant read. No sex or graphic violence.
Phair
Aug 31, 2009 Phair rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, horse-books
Began reading this while waiting in jury duty and it sucked me right out of the holding pen, I mean 'juror's lounge'. Good writing, good characters & setting, action well-paced & you learn a lot about horses & competitive reigning & cutting. Definitely a similar feel to the early Dick Francis books but a little more toward the cozy side. I liked the feel of the California coast community setting and definitely want to read more of veterinarian Gail McCarthy's adventures.
Casey
Jan 29, 2016 Casey rated it it was amazing
Great mystery!
Tammy Kenney
Oct 28, 2014 Tammy Kenney rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Okay read. A little slow in the beginning but I'd read more from this author.
Kathy
Nov 08, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Apparently one of a series wherein a lady equine vet solves mysteries. It's a fast-paced murder-mystery with fairly well-developed characters and plot. A few twists to keep it interesting and keep the reader wondering. The kindle version could use some editing.
Pr Latta
Second in the Gail McCarthy Mystery series. Should appeal to teens and adults who enjoy "safe" amateur detectives and horses, details of veterinarians, and an every day person as the protagonist.
Jan
Apr 08, 2013 Jan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
A good story, and does know her horse stuff! (coming from a horse owner) Kind of reminds me of Dick's stories but more broader since Gail is a vet. Worth the time to read!
Aurora
Mar 06, 2013 Aurora rated it liked it
Another fun read from Crum combining the world of horses with a dash of mystery, intrigue, and murder. Dick Francis fans, don't miss it!
Laura Stewart
Aug 10, 2013 Laura Stewart rated it really liked it
Good book, easy read, will read more from this author.
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Laura Crum has spent over twenty years training and showing western cowhorses, and her mystery series, featuring equine veterinarian Gail McCarthy, reflects her knowledge and love of horses. The twelve book series is available both in print and as ebooks. Laura still owns horses and rides regularly. She lives in the hills near California's Monterey Bay with her husband and son and a large menageri ...more
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