The Down Home Heifer Heist
A Sam and Nicky Titus Mystery
Baker & Taylor
When a bitter winter in Catlin County, Oklahoma, is interrupted by three murders and a sinister ring of cattle thieves, Sheriff Sam Titus and his wife, Nicky, must solve the baffling crimes. By the author of The Devil Down Home.
Blackwell North Amer
Cattle thieves, truck-driving descendants of the frontier rustlers of long ago, have hit Catlin County, and they may also be responsible for the death of Sam and Nicky Titus's neighbor, rancher Joe Pilkington.
Joe went out early to feed his hungry cattle and was struck by a hit-and-run driver when he stopped his truck to open a pasture gate. Or was it more than a simple hit and run? Did Joe die when he interrupted cattle thieves at work? Some tracks in the snow provide a powerful clue.
For Nicky, it's difficult to believe that there are modern-day rustlers, much less that they'd be guilty of murder, but she uses her investigative and photographic skills to help find the truth. She's also busy on the home-front, where Sam's six-year-old nephew, Billy, is the proud new owner of a heifer calf. With Billy, Nicky discovers the exciting world of livestock shows and competitions.
Sam looks in on the livestock show when he can, but he's preoccupied with the search for Joe Pilkington's killer and with thoughts about his own future plans - should he continue as sheriff or does he belong full-time on the Titus Ranch? When Sam's pursuit of a murderer puts his loved ones in danger, he must once again ask himself if the price for being sheriff of Catlin County is too high.
Rich in Oklahoma ambience and lore, witty, romantic, full of surprises, The Down Home Heifer Heist is the best yet in the charming Down Home series.
When a bitter winter in Catlin County, Oklahoma, is interrupted by three murders and the appearance of a sinister ring of cattle thieves, Sheriff Sam Titus and his wife, Nicky, try to solve the baffling crimes
New York : Scribners, 1993.
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240 p. ; 22 cm.