The Kill (Hardcover)

A Hunt Country Suspense Novel

By Jan Neuharth

Paper Chase Farms Publishing Group, 9780984189823, 339pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2010

List Price: 24.95*
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Award finalist in the mystery/suspense category of USA Book News Best Books 2010 awards


When word reaches her in war-torn Afghanistan that her beloved Uncle Richard has been brutally murdered, globe-trotting photojournalist Abigale Portmann reluctantly abandons her assignment and returns to the rolling hills and rocky relationships of her past in the picturesque equestrian community of Middleburg, Virginia—a place she has painstakingly avoided for 17 years. While the sheriff thinks the murder is a random robbery gone bad, Abigale soon becomes convinced her uncle was slain by someone he knew. Suspicion swirls among colorful characters in the tweedy, foxhunting crowd, including a superficial nouveau riche social climber, the lazy heir to an old-money fortune, and, most painfully to Abigale, her former childhood sweetheart. As the gripping plot unfolds, friends become suspects and family ties are tested, until events spin out of control and the riveting tale races to a terrifying finish.

About the Author

Jan Neuharth is an attorney, equestrian consultant, and the author of The Chase and The Hunt. She lives in Middleburg, Virginia.

Praise For The Kill: A Hunt Country Suspense Novel

"Whether a gripping read for the sporting enthusiast or a vicarious journey into the world of hunting and hounds for non-riders everywhere, The Kill will keep you turning pages toward its killer of a conclusion."  —In & Around Horse Country

“I really enjoyed The Hunt. It was fast moving and very entertaining.”  —Former First Lady Barbara Bush

“Novelist Jan Neuharth has proven her mastery in the art of suspense in her first time out of the starting gate.”  —The Chronicle of the Horse on The Hunt

[The Chase] is a page turner, a thriller with plenty of romance.”  —Covertside, The Magazine of Mounted Foxhunting

"If you need a foxhunting fix this summer, here it is in the company of a satisfying mystery/romance and a riveting finish."  —Norman Fine

"Neuharth takes the reader on quite a ride in The Kill."  —Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Jan Neuharth's latest hunt country mystery has us frantically chasing the scent until the finish . . . The Kill is a well-scripted mystery that holds the reader's avid interest till the end."  —The Piedmont Virginian