The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Paperback)

An Alafair Tucker Mystery (Alafair Tucker Mysteries #1)

By Donis Casey

Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590583111, 216pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/18/2012)
Paperback, Large Print (7/1/2005)
Paperback (1/3/2017)
Compact Disc (12/15/2012)
MP3 CD (12/15/2012)
Compact Disc (12/15/2012)

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Alafair Tucker is a strong woman, the core of family life on a farm in Oklahoma where the back-breaking work and daily logistics of caring for her husband Shaw, their nine children, and being neighborly requires hard muscle and a clear head. She's also a woman of strong opinions, and it is her opinion that her neighbor, Harley Day, is a drunkard and a reprobate. So, when Harley's body is discovered frozen in a snowdrift one January day in 1912, she isn't surprised that his long-suffering family isn't, if not actually celebrating, much grieving. When Alafair helps Harley's wife prepare the body for burial, she discovers that Harley's demise was anything but natural--there is a bullet lodged behind his ear. Alafair is concerned when she hears that Harley's son, John Lee, is the prime suspect in his father's murder, for Alafair's seventeen-year-old daughter Phoebe is in love with the boy. At first, Alafair's only fear is that Phoebe is in for a broken heart, but as she begins to unravel the events that led to Harley's death, she discovers that Phoebe might be more than just John Lee's sweetheart: she may be his accomplice in murder.