Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Alafair Tucker, #1)The Old Buzzard Had It Coming by Donis Casey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a skillful storyteller Donis Casey is! The story is set in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, with the nearest town being Boynton, 1912, during a hard cold winter. The main character is Alafair (Gunn) Tucker, a very respectful wife and mother in her community. Her husband, Shaw, thought of her as his "lady wife." The story is spun around the murder of Harley, a consumer of his own product, moonshine.

The community reprobate. A miserable, meaner than mean old man that made his wife and kids miserable, too. Alafair is desperate to find the real killer when she discovers her favorite daughter, Phoebe, might be tied up in the whole ugly mess, bound by love to Harley's son, John Lee Day, the accused murderer. The story unfolds to reveal the full extent of horror brought on the poor Day family by this horrible excuse of a man, with twists and turns that captivated me. What a story!

This is a story for all ages. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Old Buzzard Had It Coming", and am looking forward to reading the next in the series about this Oklahoma pioneer wife and mother Alafair Tucker. The Alafair Tucker Mysteries.

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