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The Night of the Dance By James Hime,

  • Title: The Night of the Dance
  • Author: James Hime
  • ISBN: 9780312313227
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sissy Fletcher, the preacher s daughter, disappeared on the night of the Rodeo Dance ten years ago and has been missing ever since Until now, that is a team drilling an oil well has made a grisly discovery in an isolated pasture Seeing as how it s an election year, finding her killer is a bigger priority than it might usually be in sleepy Washington County, Texas, whereSissy Fletcher, the preacher s daughter, disappeared on the night of the Rodeo Dance ten years ago and has been missing ever since Until now, that is a team drilling an oil well has made a grisly discovery in an isolated pasture Seeing as how it s an election year, finding her killer is a bigger priority than it might usually be in sleepy Washington County, Texas, where not much ever happens anyway Though it s becoming clear that the town isn t quite as sleepy as it seems Martin Fletcher, Sissy s brother, seems to believe he s on a mission from God to raise hell in Washington County He and his partner, Dud Hughes, aim to start small, with armed robbery, and work their way up to bigger things, but an inquiry into his sister s death threatens to draw a little attention his way than he wants just now As the mood begins to the shift in the town, three men put their heads together to work the case ex Texas Ranger Jeremiah Spur, who is retired but can t get the thrill of the chase out of his blood the current sheriff, Dewey Sharpe, who just may not be as dumb as he looks and Deputy Clyde Thomas, an African American ex Dallas cop who is probably the savviest of the bunch All in all, it s a terrifically original, jaunty, and action packed debut from a writer to watch.
    The Night of the Dance Sissy Fletcher the preacher s daughter disappeared on the night of the Rodeo Dance ten years ago and has been missing ever since Until now that is a team drilling an oil well has made a grisly disc

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    1. Workmen digging a well find the body of a young woman missing for ten years.The sheriff of Brenham, Texas knows that he is lacking in investigative skills and that he needs to solve this case or someone else will be nominated for sheriff in the next election He asks former Texas Ranger Jeremiah Spur for help Jeremiah has only been retired for six months and nees something to take his mind off the sadness of his daughter s impending death from cancer.The body found is the daughter of the Preacher [...]

    2. My first James Hime book and I was not disappointed Nice plot and multilayered characters Too bad I discovered him so late.

    3. A retired Texas Ranger comes back into action when the body of a young woman who disappeared a decade ago is discovered Did a lover kill her Was it her father, a preacher with a secret What do the local racist militia men including her brother have to do with it and will they kill the black cop and or his white lover also a cop who begrudgingly have to work with the Ranger The plot is secondary to the characters and setting as far as I m concerned As for the hateful language that another reviewe [...]

    4. I won t go so far to say that The Night of the Dance is the worst book ever written but I will say it is one of the worst I ve ever read Did James Hime get the idea for dialogue watching Blazing Saddles Do men in Texas really ask their wives for gossip so they can get murder suspects Seriously I ve seen stick figures with characters than any of the characterizations in the book As far as the story goes, the racist, misogynistic overtones made it too difficult to care about I donate finished boo [...]

    5. Listened to audiobook from Recorded Books CD s Booklist praises this novel from Edgar Award Finalist James Hime, calling it one of the most impressive mystery debuts in years Sissy Fletcher, the preacher s daughter, disappeared 10 years ago But now her body has been found by some men drilling for oil Dewey Sharpe, the sheriff of Washington County, Texas, doesn t have much time to find her killer and salvage his bid for re election

    6. I listened to it as an audiobook.I enjoyed the mystery It started out really tightly woven But then it began to run amok Too many goofy happenings I liked the Texas feel, so that helped me forgive how the plot turned into silliness But the narrator grated on me His Texas accent was not the accent that I hear daily here in Texas.

    7. Definitely a fun read Lots of local small town Texas characters including a retired Texas Ranger, a black Deputy Sheriff, ared neck preacher and a big bellied sheriff of Brenham, Texas Are there any Texas sheriffs without big bellies

    8. An interesting and captivating book This murder mystery is well twined with the lives of the characters, and the who done it, is very reasonable and believable Was a very good story Jeremiah is like John Wayne.

    9. Another book to which I listened, versus reading Thoroughly enjoyed it Takes place in Texas feels authentic Characters are well drawn and the plot keeps you guessing.

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