Buck Fever

Buck Fever

A Blanco County Texas, Novel

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
With deer season just around the corner, game warden John Marlin is busy answering poaching complaints, but the situation takes a deadly turn when a man in a deer suit is found shot at the Circle S ranch, a lovesick buck deer stirs up trouble, and Blanco County, Texas, is confronted by an invasion of Colombian drug smugglers, in a comic debut mystery. 12,500 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Blanco County, Texas: It's the week before deer hunting season, as close to a statewide holiday you get in Texas, and the locals are getting restless. Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock aren't the only good ol' boys out at night spotlighting deer from their pickups, trying to get a jump on the hundreds of hunters that will be out come Saturday. Game Warden John Marlin has his hands full with poaching complaints coming in faster than he can write out-of-season tickets. Then a call of a different sort comes in. A man dressed up in some sort of deer costume has been shot at the Circle S ranch, and witnesses are reporting a massive wild-eyed buck deer prancing about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy.

Marlin's seen a lot in his years, but this is wilder than he could have imagined: the man in the deer suit is a good friend, and the whacked-out whitetail isn't exactly a stranger either. It's the beginning of a mad, frantic weekend in Blanco County, one that will see a few more men shot, an invasion by Colombians with more than hunting on their minds, and damn near the end of Marlin's life. Newcomer Ben Rehder serves it all up with a huge helping of humor in this comic mystery that will firmly establish him as the funniest crime writer in Texas.


Blackwell North Amer
Blanco County, Texas: It's the week before deer-hunting season, as close to a statewide holiday as you get in Texas, and the locals are getting restless. Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock aren't the only good ol' boys out at night spotlighting deer from their pickups, trying to get a jump on the hundreds of hunters who will be out come Saturday. Game warden John Marlin has his hands full with poaching complaints, which are coming in faster than he can write out-of-season tickets. Then a call of a different sort comes in: A man dressed up in some sort of deer costume has been shot at the Circle S ranch, and witnesses are reporting a massive wild-eyed buck deer prancing about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy.
Marlin's seen a lot in his years, but this is wilder than he could have imagined: The man in the deer suit is a good friend, and the whacked-out whitetail isn't exactly a stranger, either. It's the beginning of a mad, frantic weekend in Blanco County, one that will see a few more men shot, an invasion by Colombians with more than hunting on their minds, and damn near the end of Marlin's life. Newcomer Ben Rehder serves it all up with a huge helping of humor in this comic mystery that will firmly establish him as the funniest crime writer in Texas.

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& Taylor

With deer season just around the corner, game warden John Marlin is busy answering poaching complaints, but the situation takes a deadly turn when a man in a deer suit is found shot at the Circle S Ranch.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312291143
0312291140
Branch Call Number: M REHDER
Characteristics: viii, 262 p. ; 22 cm

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