Reining in Murder (Carson Stables Mystery #1) (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Leigh Hearon

Kensington Publishing Corporation, 9781496700339, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2016



When horse trainer Annie Carson rescues a beautiful thoroughbred from a roadside rollover, she knows the horse is lucky to be alive...unlike the driver. After rehabilitating the injured animal at her Carson Stables ranch, Annie delivers the horse to Hilda Colbert--the thoroughbred's neurotic and controlling owner--only to find she's been permanently put out to pasture. Two deaths in three days is unheard of in the small Olympic Peninsula county, and Annie decides to start sniffing around. She's confident she can track down a killer...but she may not know how ruthless this killer really is...

Praise for Leigh Hearon:

"Here's a new heroine after my own heart. Plan to stay up all night with this one because this mystery is a winner right out of the gate " --Fern Michaels, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Reining in Murder

"This strikingly polished first mystery is, quite simply, remarkable. Reining in Murder has it all: rounded characters, likeable protagonist, thrilling, perfectly paced plot and impeccable narrative style . . . Leigh Hearon masterfully maintains the suspense to the very finish line." --Mystery Scene Magazine on Reining in Murder

"Leigh Hearon seems destined for high marks with what is shaping up to be a delightful new series in the mystery genre." --Colorado Daily News on Reining in Murder

"This murder mystery will be enjoyed by anyone who likes chewing hay and wearing riding boots." --Fresh Fiction on Reining in Murder

"The action-packed scenes are stellar, as well as the descriptions of the gorgeous and dangerous Washington wilderness. This third in the series presents a unique heroine, one whose devotion to horses is as admirable as her wit and intelligence." --Kings River Life Magazine on Unbridled Murder

About the Author

Leigh Hearon began her own P.I. agency, Leigh Hearon Investigative Services, in 1992. Her cases have appeared on In the Dead of the Night, Forensic Files, 48 Hours, Court TV, City Confidential, Unsolved Mysteries, America's Most Wanted, and Evening With Connie Chung. Hearon was an avid rider of horses throughout her childhood. She currently has a Saddlebred mare, Jolie Jeune Femme, and enjoys watching two rescue mares cavort on a 55-acre farm she shares with her husband. Visit her on the web at