This isn't the first time that Jo Beth Sidden's life has gone to the dogs. But the bloodhound trainer-turned-sleuth's latest case has a trail so cold there isn't a scent for her trusty canines to trace. Thirty years ago, two baby girls were kidnapped and their nanny murdered. The estate owner's daughter turned up safe in a nearby church. The other, the gardener's child, was never found. The man convicted of the two crimes was a vagrant who insisted he was innocent throughout the three decades he served of a life sentence. Now, he's being paroled for health reasons and Sheriff Hank Cribbs is worried his return will stir up bad blood. Turning to his best friend, Jo Beth, Hank asks for help. With her beloved blind bloodhound, the two-year-old Bobby Lee, Jo Beth must sniff out the ghosts of the past and find the truth buried deep in a swamp of cunning deceit and murderous secrets.
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Virginia Lanier gets the fourth adventure of her heroine, Jo Beth Sidden, off to a brisk start, and keeps up the pace with her canine trackers all the way to a thrilling conclusion in the murky interior of the Okefenokee Swamp. Jo Beth is a steel magnolia who talks as tough as she is, packs a gun, and saves her softest feelings for man's best friends. In Blind Bloodhound Justice she solves a 30-year-old crime in less time than it takes to train a posse of law enforcement officers in the fine points of handling search and rescue dogs. That process alone is worth the read, but Lanier's fans have a lot more in store for them: another confrontation with her crazed, abusive ex-husband Bubba, a continuation of her on-again off-again romance with handsome sheriff Hank Cribbs, and the miraculous recovery of a blind-from-birth bloodhound who has a special place in Jo Beth's heart. Lanier's first mystery, Death in Bloodhound Red, was published when she was 63 years old, and it won a passel of awards, including the Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony. A southern Georgia resident, she writes so knowledgeably about the Okefenokee that the reader can feel the pull of the quicksand and the sting of the chiggers, and while her heroine is a bit too sharp-tongued and belligerent to be particularly lovable, her canine characters are totally captivating. --Jane AdamsAbout the Author:
Virginia Lanier lives with her husband, Hoss, on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in Echols County, Georgia.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Jo Beth Sidden is a tough businesswoman who trains & sells bloodhounds. She also suits up in protective gear & goes out into the treacherous Okefenokee Swamp to track down lost children & even to locate a marijuana patch or two for the local cops. In her latest case, Jo Beth is asked to look into the number of a nanny & child; the man convicted of the 30-year-old murders has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence & is now being released from prison for health reasons. The local sheriff is more than a little concerned about the effect of the convict's return on the community. As usual, it's up to gutsy Jo Beth & her fearless bloodhounds to dig out the truth from this buried mystery. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061099716
Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061099716
Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061099716