Breaking free from her mounting responsibilities on the Olympic Peninsula, Carson Stables owner Annie Carson reluctantly swaps muddy jeans for breeches to attend a dressage event in Southern California. But after settling into elegant digs at a historic mansion, she finds herself surrounded by palace intrigue, backbiting riders, and cold-blooded murder. As Annie makes heads or tails of clues scattered around the show ring, she must figure out which of her new acquaintances is a killer—before the crazed culprit takes the reins . . .
Praise for Leigh Hearon:
''Here's a new heroine after my own heart. Plan to stay up all night with this one because this mystery is a winner right out of the gate!'' —Fern Michaels, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Reining in Murder
''This strikingly polished first mystery is, quite simply, remarkable. Reining in Murder has it all: rounded characters, likeable protagonist, thrilling, perfectly paced plot and impeccable narrative style . . . Leigh Hearon masterfully maintains the suspense to the very finish line.'' —Mystery Scene Magazine on Reining in Murder
"Leigh Hearon seems destined for high marks with what is shaping up to be a delightful new series in the mystery genre." —Colorado Daily News on Reining in Murder
"This murder mystery will be enjoyed by anyone who likes chewing hay and wearing riding boots." —Fresh Fiction on Reining in Murder
"The action-packed scenes are stellar, as well as the descriptions of the gorgeous and dangerous Washington wilderness. This third in the series presents a unique heroine, one whose devotion to horses is as admirable as her wit and intelligence." —Kings River Life Magazine on Unbridled Murder