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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Slap-Stick Sequel to Buck Fever
If you enjoyed the outrageous humor in Buck Fever about cross-species sexuality and good old boys poaching deer, you will be thrilled with Bone Dry. The talented Mr. Rehder has added more targets for his humor, made them funnier and further developed the excellent goofballs, Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock.
In Bone Dry, you will find Italian mobsters mixing it up...
Published on 18 Mar. 2005 by Donald Mitchell

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice little Texas proceedural
Format and proofing on the kindle is good.

This is a nice proceedural / whosunnit based in Texas. It's better (quite a lot better) than the run of the mill due to it wrapping in some nice layers and wild goose chases.
What didn't work for me - and it probably is a pure coincidence - is that it feels like it's been written by Carl Hiaasen, but on a bad day...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Slap-Stick Sequel to Buck Fever, 18 Mar. 2005
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This review is from: Bone Dry (Mass Market Paperback)
If you enjoyed the outrageous humor in Buck Fever about cross-species sexuality and good old boys poaching deer, you will be thrilled with Bone Dry. The talented Mr. Rehder has added more targets for his humor, made them funnier and further developed the excellent goofballs, Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock.
In Bone Dry, you will find Italian mobsters mixing it up with the local Texas drunks, a supermodel who uses her looks and her scent to save endangered species, lots of brush-busting and scams galore. In the middle of all the resulting mayhem, John Marlin, the Lone Ranger of game wardens, finds himself running the investigation into a hunter's suspicious death.
The book combines a satire of the Godfather, a Carl Hiaasen-type story about Texas, an excellent police procedural, lots of environmental lessons and a love story with enough irony to keep your eyes blinking with surprise for days. It's a remarkable, guffaw-inducing achievement.
Save this book for the next time you really need a good laugh.
I recommend that you also go on to read the latest book in the series, Flat Crazy, which is even better than Bone Dry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The hazards of life in Texas, 27 Dec. 2004
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Brigitte Hilgner (Vienna Austria) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bone Dry (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the first Ben Rehder book I read, and I did so with great pleasure and amusement. There are plenty of twists in this thriller, but the author does not leave us with any loose ends, which I appreciate. The good ones are really nice and likeable, the bad ones are really nasty (and get what they deserve), and in the grey zone between we find a whole bunch of interesting (sometimes weird) characters. There is even a kind of happy ending. One learns quite a bit about hunting in Texas - rather different from hunting in the U.K. or anywhere else in Europe.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice little Texas proceedural, 24 Jun. 2013
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Format and proofing on the kindle is good.

This is a nice proceedural / whosunnit based in Texas. It's better (quite a lot better) than the run of the mill due to it wrapping in some nice layers and wild goose chases.
What didn't work for me - and it probably is a pure coincidence - is that it feels like it's been written by Carl Hiaasen, but on a bad day when he forgot to insert any wry humour.

Pity. Ben Rehder has a good voice and is a strong author. I hope to try a few more of his stories so that I can shake this feeling off. CW.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted and great fun, 24 Jan. 2013
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John Marlin is the handsome, vulnerable hero in this mildly conservation conscious murder mystery. With a beautiful, sexy conservationist wreaking havoc on the hunting fraternity and a mobster hiding out under the witness protection programme to deal with, John certainly has his work cut out. The book is full of good old Texan values combined with a healthy dose of humour but it doesn't shy away from the violence and heartache that surrounds murder, extortion and the arguments for and against hunting. Great characters, vividly drawn, a believable plot and a satisfyingly happy ending made this a thoroughly enjoyable, unputdownable read.
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