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Bone Dry (Blanco County Mysteries Book 2) by [Rehder, Ben]
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"You don't need an invite to the Bush ranch to have fun in Texas. Ben Rehder, whose Buck Fever earned him an Edgar nomination for best first mystery last year, is back."-Chicago Tribune"Fans of Rehder's rollicking debut, Buck Fever (2002), which was nominated for both Edgar and Lefty awards, will welcome the sequel, an over-the-top tale of sex, mayhem and murder in Texas's hill country."-Publishers Weekly"More funny adventures of John Marlin, amiable, estimable game warden of Blanco County, Texas...[a]winning sequel to Buck Fever...characters to chuckle at, yes, but Rehder never forgets he's got clues to furnish and a story to tell."-Kirkus Reviews"A humdinger. Funny, sardonic, and filled with clever metaphors and similes, Bone Dry is as cool and satisfying as a Lone Star beer on a hot Texas afternoon."-Sports Afield "Lots of twists and turns and authentic police procedures...[a] fast-paced romp."-San Antonio Express-News"Weird, wild, and wacky. One of the funniest mysteries of the year. [This] fast-paced novel has a variety of peculiar plotlines that all converge in a wild and memorable ending. Rehder's first book was a finalist for the Edgar Award and the Lefty Award (for the funniest crime novel of the year). His latest effort is in the same category-it's a nifty, hilarious romp that's tough to put down."-Lansing State Journal "Funny...much like Carl Hiaasen's gore-spattered howlers."-Field & Stream"The pace of [Bone Dry] is steady and swift, the tone wry and playful."-Drood Review"Take a novel about hunting, throw in some unforgettable characters, and add a dash of ribald humor."-Abilene Reporter-News

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Ben Rehder lives with his wife near Austin, Texas, where he was born and raised. His Blanco County mysteries have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream. Buck Fever, the first in the series, was nominated for the Edgar Award.

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By PJ Lea on 10 Oct. 2015
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John Marlin is back and he doesn't disappoint. New bad guys ready to get their comeuppance, with a plethora of good and not so good guys to join in the fun. Another crazy joyride through the hunting season in Blanco County, this is a series I'll be reading all of and laughing my socks off while I do.
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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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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Mar. 2005
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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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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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I love Ben Rehder's books. You can totally visualise the characters.
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