She has pottery shards that she found on her ranch and needs to know of their provenance. And a deep desire to learn more about the relics. Gabby, one of Eugenia's hogan roommates, disappears under suspicious circumstances; later her body is found in a ruin. Since there weren't any roses around, he had to assume the scent came from her. The storyline was quite intriguing and captivating -- I had a hard time putting down this book as well.
God bless the twentieth century. But she learns of many problems and meets some very quirky individuals. He could testify she made a damn fine chili con carne out of more damn ingredients than he had teeth to eat it with. When Eugenia Potter stumbles upon some ancient pottery shards on her ranch, she feels a profound connection with the past. Naomi, the camp manager, has fallen victim to circumstances she can't understand or explain.
It seemed to Genia that mysterious forces were at work in the pasture that morning, revealing long-hidden treasures and pulling her in a direction she hadn't even known she needed to go. She is giving out contradictory orders causing chaos. The day held a faint scent of flowers. Genia, that's some dang souvenir somebody brought back from California. He feigned interest, then laughed.
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books. While discussing the ranch with him, she discovers pottery artifacts in one of her pastures. When Eugenia Potter stumbles upon some ancient pottery shards on her ranch, she feels a profound connection with the past. Eager to learn about prehistoric Indians, she signs up for an educational vacation at Medicine Wheel Archaeological Camp in Colorado. Rich, who was, like me, a mystery writer married to a cattle rancher. Bring also: flashlight, water bottle, backpack, travel alarm. It didn't mean she never worried about flat tires, it just meant she carried an automobile club card and, these days, a cell phone.
She'd had her own brushes with homicidal individuals in the past. There were black-shrouded Mexican mountains in that direction, and mesquite thickets between here and there. The Blue Corn Murders serves up a tasty dish of murder, with ancient Native American ruins, not to mention wonderful descriptions of the West. Pickard went on to write two more novels in the series, based on Rich's notes. Is the Director losing her mind? That was enough--more than enough for a woman who desired only to be a doting grandmother, a good friend, a competent rancher, a bit of a needlepoint whiz, and a plain country cook. But strange things are happening at Mesa Ver Kernels of Truth. I need some time to ask a few questions and to educate myself.
Highly recommended for cozy lovers. When Eugenia Potter stumbles upon some ancient pottery shards on her ranch, she feels a profound connection with the past. She has pottery shards that she found on her ranch and needs to know of their provenance. A guest is found dead after dancing a last, mad, unpartnered dance in a moonlit meadow. Visitors participate at their own risk. But instead of pursuing her archeological dreams at Medicine Wheel, Genia finds herself foundering in someone else's nightmare. But there are problems galore at Medicine Wheel, the site of both serious archeological digs and t I enjoyed the writing up until the end when the solutions to the crimes were convoluted and didn't make total sense to me.
Gabby, one of Eugenia's hogan roommates, disappears under suspicious circumstances; later her body is found in a ruin. I enjoyed this and thought it was well written, with a sympathetic central character, fairly believable additional characters, and a decent plot. Wake up, Nancy Pickard, if it's not too late. Eugenia Potter impulsively attends an archaeological camp of sorts to learn more about Southwestern Indian culture. But the atmosphere created by Nancy Pickard is both warm and enjoyable, making it a nice read if you are a cozy fan. But she didn't let that stop her.
The creator of the successful Jenny Cain series, she lives in Prairie Village, Kansas. Sh is just involved in finding the body and possibly witnessing part of the crime. When Eugenia Potter stumbles upon some ancient pottery shards on her ranch, she feels a profound connection with the past. And when a busload of teenagers on a hiking trip disappears without a trace, Mrs. Even a Talking Circle--a traditional ritual facilitated by the passing around of an ear of blue corn--doesn't reveal the source of the trouble.
Besides, now that she had a reason for going, it sounded like a lot of fun. Those who enjoy a lot of atmosphere and a very likable female central character will find both in The Blue Corn Murders. The Blue Corn Murders by Nancy Pickard is book 5 of the Eugenia Potter mystery series set in the contemporary Southwest. About this Item: Random House Publishing Group. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. Customer service is our top priority!.