Review: The Curse of Scattershale Gulch by Camille LaGuire

I’ve said it before: Mick and Casey are my favorite fictional couple I’ve met this year. They’re a young married couple in the Old West, gunslingers who tend to caught up in mysteries that need solving.

Mick and Casey are riding with the stage coach just for the day.

I was lucky. I had a partner – my wife Casey – working with me and watching my back. She was females, and what some might term “just a slip of a girl,” bu I wouldn’t dare call her that. She was a sharpshooter and otherwise mean as a wet cat. Couldn’t think of anybody I’d rather have watching my back and I sure enjoyed watching hers.

Turns out though that the regular messenger is dead. Mick doesn’t take the gob of going on with the stagecoach, but he and Casey hear about the curse of Scattershale Gulch in the saloon. There’s a stretch of road where people have a tendency to have accidents and end up dead, starting with Bronco Annie. Mick and Casey have to investigate, it’s in their nature, and of course it’s not just as simple as a bad stretch. There’s a feud over land involved, and a lot of possible suspects, presuming the deaths are murders.

What makes this story different from the other Mick and Casey mysteries is the supernatural element. One of the suspects is actually Bronco Annie’s ghost, come back for revenge.  I’m not going to spoil the ending, but it is a fun little mystery, a good Halloween time read.

Purchase, actually it’s free, for your Kindle. It’s also available at Smashwords.

4 out of 5 stars

Category: Mystery & Detective- Western

Mick and Casey Mystery
Ebook novellette – 8300 words
Published April 16, 2011 by Camille LaGuire

Book source: Purchased

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