In these seven mysteries Sheriff Jeff McQuede finds himself in the middle of a deal made on a handshake—where the result is murder. Set in the high county of modern-day Wyoming, the deal makers are speculators at an old-time mountain man rendezvous, traders vying over rare Native American pottery, or two family patriarchs pretending to bridge a lifetime of feuding. Throughout McQuede battles his arch-enemy Ruger, who he suspects runs a host of illegal activities, but generally manages to evade McQuede’s traps.
In each of these stories McQuede, putting his own life on the line, relentlessly seeks out the dangerous men who have broken trust.
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Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson are sisters and co-authors of over forty novels, mainly mysteries and westerns. The High Country Mystery Series features Jeff McQuede, a contemporary Wyoming sheriff. The first three novels are Murder in Black and White, Whispers of the Stones, and Stealer of Horses. The sisters are drawn to the Old West, which has inspired such titles as Death Comes in Pairs, Stone of Vengeance, the gambling play, Dead Man’s Hand and The Luck of the Draw Western Series: The Devil’s Game, The Fifth Ace, and The Wild Card. Vickie, whose interests include history and criminal justice, lives in Hutchinson, Kansas. Loretta, who taught school at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, now resides in Junction City, Kansas. Visit their website at https://sites.google.com/site/vickiebrittonandlorettajackson/