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Hornswoggled (Alafair Tucker #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  180 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Its the spring of 1913, and love is in bloom for Alice Tucker. Alice's new beau, Walter Kelley, is handsome, popular, and wealthy. Everyone in Boynton, Oklahoma, likes him. Everyone but Alice's mother, Alafair. She sees that Walter has a weakness for the ladies--and they for him. Moreover, Walter's late wife Louise had been stabbed in the heart and her body disposed of in ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Poisoned Pen Press
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Feb 10, 2011 Larry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a cozy kind of guy, but I recently found Donis Casey's series featuring Alafair Tucker, farm wife, mother and amateur sleuth in early Twentieth Century Oklahoma,and I am experiencing the zeal of the new convert. While I still prefer my crime fiction darker, I relish each visit to the Tucker farm.

HORNSWOGGLED picks up the next year after the events of the previous book, and begins with the discovery of a body in the creek running through the Tucker property. The victim, with a bone-handle
Shirley Schwartz
Apr 16, 2016 Shirley Schwartz rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Alafair Tucker series. I absolutely love it. It's set in Oklahoma and it's spring 1913 in Boynton, Oklahoma. Love and murder are in the air, and unfortunately Alafair and her family are drawn into both. One of Alafair's daughters seems to be in love with a man that Alafair cannot trust or like, but Alice is adamant that she must have this man, even though he may be implicated in his wife's recent death. I love Alafair, and I love her down-to-earth outlook on life. ...more
Aug 07, 2012 Mayda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio
Imagine yourself the mother of a headstrong girl who knows what she wants and whom she wants to marry, letting nothing or no one get in her way. Now imagine you believe that the man she has her eye on is possibly involved in the murder of his first wife. What would you do? If you were Alafair Tucker, you would set out to prove or disprove his guilt. And even if it is proved that he is innocent of the crime, he is still considered to be a flirt and a cheat and a liar. But Alafair’s daughter is bo ...more
Apr 01, 2013 Ronna rated it liked it
This is the second Alafair Tucker mystery, set in 1913, Oklahoma. Though it sparkles in historical atmosphere, language, and family life, it doesn't quit live up to the first book in this series. That said, I definitely enjoyed Alastair's detecting to protect her large family.

Alice, one of Alastair and Seth Tucker's eldest daughters is bound and determined to marry the widowed barber, Walter. Alafair is just as determined to protect her daughter from someone with a reputation for chasing women,
Jul 27, 2013 Debbie rated it it was ok
HORNSWOGGLED by Donis Casey (Mystery Fiction, cozy) 2.5 star rating

I so enjoyed the first in this series, The Old Buzzard Had it Coming, when I read it in 2010. There was a clever mystery, and Alifair Tucker seemed a down-to-earth and intelligent protagonist.

It’s awful how long it takes me to get back to a series that I want to continue. But in this case, I should have postponed it indefinitely. The mystery wasn’t at all fairly clued and the body was moved surreptitiously so many times by so man
Pat Walker
Oct 20, 2015 Pat Walker rated it it was amazing
I love it when historical fiction really captures the time. More than being well researched, this writing reflects the feel of its time period; it's values, place, language, and daily life. Bonus: If you are an audiophile. like me, this book has a quality narrator. Now, to download the next in the series and get on with the fun.
Nancy Harmon
Jun 30, 2014 Nancy Harmon rated it it was ok
I tried really hard to like this book, but there was way too much "shucky-durn" for my taste. I realize that the setting was early 1900'a when things were supposed to be much simpler... The author had a difficult time staying in one POV, and I really don't see what daily chores or what was served for dinner was relevant to the story. The murderer was named Ulises or Ulis depending on what page you were on. At one point, both in one paragraph. The final chapter was too much of a "happily ever aft ...more
Jul 26, 2011 Patty rated it it was amazing
Donis Casey writes historical mysteries set in Oklahoma, this one set in 1913. Alafair is the mother of twelve, ten of whom are still living. When one of her twins sets her "cap" for a recent widower Alafair is on the hunt to determine who killed the widower's wife, hoping to change her determined daughters mind.

The mystery here was about as convoluted and confused as any I have ever read. There were tons of clues and plenty of possible murderers so my mind jumped from one to another trying to t
Apr 04, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Donis Casey has a wonderful writing style and really brings her characters to life. This second in the series was as enjoyable as the first.
Jordan Phillips
easy fun read.
Aug 01, 2011 Phillis rated it really liked it
Donis Casey does it again. I almost didn't guess who done it until near the end. I'll tell ya she's good mystery writer. You're so caught up in the whole 1913 down home culture and meanwhile the currant of the story is taking place and you are follow every move that Alafair makes and how it all comes together in the end. Even Alafair was surprised at the conclusion of this mystery.
Nov 02, 2012 Angie rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it. Unusual sleuth with a unique point of view - a mother of 10 in the early 1900's. you get a view of rural farm life along with an interesting, believable story line. Great book.
Apr 18, 2008 Terri rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I loved this book it is one of those that you identify with almost every character. You have a friend or a neighbor who is exactly like the characters that Donis Casey writes about!
Kathleen Schuerger
Dec 08, 2010 Kathleen Schuerger rated it liked it
Especially good for setting, details of life in small town Oklahoma in early 1/4 of 1900's. Detective is a housewife with 10 kids. Hurrah for our side.
Mystery is weak.
Sep 27, 2007 Briana rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who wants an easy read with a compelling story line.
I loved the history in Hornswoggled. The author describes the way of life and how households were run in Oklahoma in 1912. Very interesting story with an exciting mystery.
Nov 22, 2010 Kori rated it it was amazing
These are just fun books. I love how you don't know who done it till the end. They keep you turning pages, which I love! Can't wait to try more!
Nov 05, 2010 Sundee rated it really liked it
Really good, but I think I liked her other ones better just because of how it turned out. Still written well... a page-turner.
Nancy Brandon
Jan 03, 2015 Nancy Brandon rated it it was amazing
Donis makes her characters so detailed and realistic. I love them for all their weaknesses and strengths.
Jul 29, 2009 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
A good read and intriguing sequel to The Old Buzzard Had It Coming. Donis comes up with great titles.
May 11, 2013 Joann rated it really liked it
Second book in this series. I enjoy them all. Clean and almost like a cozy read with no swearing.
Jul 20, 2013 Deborah rated it liked it
3.5 this is the second book in a light and entertaining series taking place in Oklahoma in the early 1900s.
Mar 06, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a good mystery, light hearted, funny! I didn't know that I like mysteries! Worth reading!
Feb 11, 2013 Joan rated it really liked it
Well written cozy with great characters set in Oklahoma in 1913. Good addition to the series.
Mar 01, 2013 Deb rated it liked it
Didn't like this one as much as The Old Buzzard. It was just OK.
Nice to get more information about the Tucker family.
Oct 01, 2007 Pam marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
rec 10/01/07 Poisoned Pen Press BOMC
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DONIS CASEY was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A third generation Oklahoman, she and her siblings grew up among their aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents and great-grandparents on farms and in small towns, where they learned the love of family and independent spirit that characterizes the population of that pioneering state. Donis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in En ...more
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