Tied with a Bow and No Place to Go by Ann Everett
Nekked as a jaybird, dead as a doornail, and looking happy as a lark.
Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper has investigated some odd cases during his career, but when local chicken farmer, Jay Roy Hobbs, is found dead, wearing nothing but boots and a bow, it becomes the strangest one yet.
On the positive side, the lawman won’t lack for suspects. Turns out the victim got up close and personal with most of the girls in his graduating class and they’re in town for a reunion. All Ridge has to do is tolerate a talking parrot and consult a color wheel as he tries to determine if the culprit is one of Jay Roy’s three ex-wives or a high school conquest.
While her husband looks into his latest murder case, Tizzy Cooper has problems of her own. She’s joined forces with first cousin and local PI, Jinx Monroe, to follow a possible cheating husband, confront their Nana about baking Boom Brownies, and drench-a-wench at the local Renaissance Faire.
About Ann Everett:
Ann Everett is a Texas girl from her big hair…(the higher the hair, the closer to the Lord) down to her cowboy boots. She frequently performs laugh-out-loud presentations for businesses, corporations, and non-profit organizations.
She’s an award winning author, both in novels and short stories, a member of Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization, Red River Writers’ Workshop, and a top ten reviewer on TheNextBigWriter.com.
When Ann’s not writing, she spends her days listening in on people’s conversations at the local Wal-Mart, beauty shop,and numerous other gathering spots. She draws from that research to pen her Romantic Suspense and New Adult Romance novels full of southern sass and Texas twang.
Five things you won’t know about Ann by reading her bio.
1. She’s been married to the same man since dirt.
2. She loves shopping at thrift stores.
3. A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
4. She hates talking on the telephone.
5. She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
Twitter: @Talkin’ Twang
Review by Searches: In true Ann Everett style, TIED WITH A BOW AND NO PLACE TO GO, is a winner. Some of my favorite lines: …naked, except for boots and a bow, on a patch-work quilt, face toward heaven, arms outstretched.
I enjoy the interaction between friends: Tizzy, Synola, Harper, Rayann
A Synola example: “Uh-huh.” Synola went back for a second look. “Reminds me of a wilted purple tulip.”
Tizzy: “It does, doesn’t it? Especially with the bow tied around it.”
Another favorite: Nothing matched small town life, where every emergency vehicle responded when they got a 911 call.
All of the characters are of paramount importance whether their appearance be on- going or casual.
Love it: followed by the justice of the peace. The shrill whine of sirens sliced the air as the ambulance arrived, followed by the Justice of the Peace.“
There is just something about this novel that I cannot leave alone: “It’s Jay Roy alright. Nekked as a jaybird, dead as a doornail, and looking happy as a lark.” “So his tally-whacker really is that big?” Synola asked.
More incredible revelations: The blue ribbon is a nice touch,” Dan wagged his head, then smiled and followed Synola’s gaze to Jay Roy. The build of characters and events is professional, eventful and mind boggling. Life-long friendships hold their own and are typical of the setting, both female and male.
This section had me going: …She pointed down the hall, but before she spoke a shrill voice came from that direction. “Help! I need to pee. Help! I need to pee.”
I could go on till the crows come home but I don`t want to give the whole plot away. My suggestion, add this one to your library immediately, buy a copy for a friend.
Nice work as ever, Ann Everett.