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The Belen Hitch (A Sasha Solomon Mystery #2)

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Public relations consultant Sasha Solomon travels to Belen, New Mexico, to help the small town increase tourism using a former Harvey House as the main attraction. Two factions think they've got the key to Belen's economic success. The train enthusiasts hope to transform the building into a bed and breakfast complete with a restored Fred Harvey restaurant. The equally ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by University of New Mexico Press (first published September 1st 2005)
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Alan
Feb 20, 2014 Alan rated it liked it
Fun because it takes place in and around Albuquerque, so all the locations and people are familiar. The writing style is good and the plotting is OK, but it's an airplane read. It is not great crime fiction. That said, I'll pass it on to all my local friends to read.
Plot summary: Sasha Solomon is a 40 year old who does public relations. She has been asked to come to Belen (south of Albuquerque) to evaluate which use of the old Harvey House (famous railroad eateries) would be best; as a Railroad
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Susan
Jun 15, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
PR consultant Sasha Solomon sets out to help the small town of Belen decide which project to do: converting an old Harvey restaurant to an art museum, or making the same building a bed and breakfast and train museum. But when she finds an artist's dead body, she must deal with other problems, including those of her mother, a damaged stroke victim who has little short term memory. While I enjoyed this book, apparently I mis-remembered the review I'd read as telling me it was about a woman who ...more
Mark Baker
Mar 19, 2014 Mark Baker rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2006
Sasha is helping the town of Belen figure out what to do with the old restaurant in town. There are two competing proposals, one of which hinges on a local artist. When Sasha goes to meet this artist, she finds the artist murdered. Strong plot and strong characters are let down a bit by the ending. Still, a good read.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Patty
Apr 26, 2008 Patty rated it really liked it
This one was better than the first so I will probably continue with the series. There are still some things that bother me about Sasha, but much less than in her first effort. Good mystery with a protagonist that still needs a little work to make it a really good read for me, so this one I'm calling just slightly above average.
Grey853
Jun 13, 2008 Grey853 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
This story had a lot of potential, but fell flat. I hated when the main character acted more like a teenager in heat than a grown woman. If the writer had stuck with just the mystery, it would've been a winner because the mystery was sound enough to keep me reading. However, all the romance foolishness made it just okay on the whole. I likely won't bother to read the others.
Edna Little Fish In Running Waters Spring
This is a Sasha Colomon Mystery set in New Mexico. The Author lives, also there.
I enjoyed the landscape of New Mexico, as I have been there. I enjoyed seeing the towns as I haven't seen them, and maybe will one day.
Susan
Life's too short to waste reading a terrible book. After reading the first book in the Sasha Solomon series, I was not eager to read another, but decided to see if/how the protagonist/plot/writing improved in the 2nd book. Not.
John Orman
Mar 27, 2012 John Orman rated it it was amazing
I love the local color of New Mexico and Belen in this book. Have been to that former Harvey House, now a museum about the former hotels. This book is engaging and a fun mystery read.
Janell
Feb 27, 2009 Janell rated it liked it
Ok murder mystery. The mystery was well written but I wasn't fond of the characters or the personal sideline story of the main character. Just Ok.
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Pari Noskin Taichert hails from Albuquerque and has worked as a belly-dancing instructor, textbook sales consultant, and waitress--among her more respectable jobs. She earned her B.A with Distinction in Far Eastern Languages & Literature and masters of Social Work in Transcultural Therapy from the University of Michigan. Unable to sit still for very long, Pari has traveled to--and lived ...more
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