Dang Near Dead

DANG NEAR DEAD

HOME ON THE RANGE CAN BE MURDER

Aggie, friend Meredith, and Detective Sam vacation at a Texas dude ranch where Aggie will tell her column readers how to stay young and fresh in summer. What could go wrong?

Cowhands hide secrets, the ranch manager is jealous of her assistant, and former ranch owners died suspiciously. When an expert rider is thrown from a horse and lies hospitalized in a coma, Aggie is convinced somebody caused the fall. Despite Sam’s warnings, she probes deeper and concocts ingenious methods to expose the assailant. When she scatters a cabal of cowboys, more than one hombre in the bunch would like to bury her on the range.

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