Dead Man’s Fancy -A Sean Stranahan Mystery
by Keith McCafferty
Softcover book. 336 pages. 6″ x 9″. Published 2015.
About the Book: The third in the Sean Shanahan Mysteries is a wonderful Montana mystery starring fly fisherman become detective Sean Stranahan. Wolves howl as a riderless horse returns at sunset to the Culpepper Dude Ranch in the Madison Valley. The missing woman, Nanika Martinelli, is better known as the Fly Fishing Venus, a red-haired river guide who lures clients the way dry flies draw trout.
As Sheriff Martha Ettinger follows hoof tracks in the snow, she finds one of the men who has fallen under the temptress’s spell impaled on the antler tine of a giant bull elk, a kill that’s been claimed by a wolf pack. An accident? If not, is the killer human or animal? With painter, fly fisherman, and sometimes private detective Sean Stranahan’s help, Ettinger will follow clues that point to an animal rights group called the Clan of the Three-Clawed Wolf and to their svengali master, whose eyes blaze with pagan fire.
In their most dangerous adventure yet, Stranahan and Ettinger find themselves in the crossfire of wolf lovers, wolf haters, and a sister bent on revenge, and on the trail of an alpha male gone terribly wrong.
The Sean Stranahan Mystery Series: 1- The Royal Wulff Murders, 2- The Gray Ghost Murders, 3- Dead Man’s Fancy, 4- Crazy Mountain Kiss, 5- Buffalo Jump Blues, 6- Cold Hearted River, 7- A Death in Eden, 8- The Bangtail Ghost.
About the Author: Keith McCafferty is the survival and outdoor skills editor of Field & Stream, and the author of The Royal Wulff Murders, The Gray Ghost Murders, Dead Man’s Fancy, Crazy Mountain Kiss, which won the 2016 Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, Buffalo Jump Blues, and Cold Hearted River, A Death in Eden and The Bangtail Ghost. Keith is the winner of the Traver Award for angling literature, he is a two-time National Magazine awards finalist. He lives with his wife in Bozeman, Montana.