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by Russ Hall

  • Author: Russ Hall
  • ISBN: 0786268026
  • ISBN13: 978-0786268023
  • ePub: 1168 kb | FB2: 1906 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (August 13, 2004)
  • Pages: 328
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 518
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No Murder Before Its Time ePub download

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Esbeth Walters is 72, a retired teacher, and shouldn't be messing around with murder, but when Texas Hill Country winemaster Win Castle pits his sons against each other over the inheritence of a 21,000 acre spread, including the winery where Esbeth works part-time, the result is murder, and Esbeth is in the middle of it. Texas Ranger Tillis Macrory and Sheriff Watkins think she knows more than she's telling. No Murder Before Its Time - eBook.

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This is the first Russ Hall book I've read, and I'm hooked. Sheriff Watkins and Ranger Macrory gain the help of septuagenarian Esbeth Walters as they struggle to solve the homicides. The story is set in a Texas vineyard owned by Win Castle (the name says it all), who devises competitions between his two sons to decide the heir to his massive spread. NO MURDER BEFORE ITS TIME is an interesting thriller in which the better person loses the competition because he lacks the zealousness of his sibling. Ironically when they are in trouble Kyle steps to the plate and delivers.

At seventy-two, Esbeth Walters shouldn't be messing around with murder. But when Texas Hill Country vintner Win Castle pits his sons against each other over the inheritance of his 21,000-acre cattle ranch and vineyard, the result is murder. Esbeth, an employee of the Castle's winery, is right in the middle of it - and the local authorities think she knows more than she's telling.
Buzalas
This book held me to the very end! It was very well-written and the plot was developed very effectively! I am anxious to read my next book by Russ Hall!
Nagis
I have read all of Russ Hall's books. They are all fabulous, and this one is just as good as the others. In all of his books, Mr. Hall is able not only to deliver a plot that entertains and keeps you turning the page--certainly a must in this genre!--but also unique and quirky characters rendered with the skill and care of a mainstream novelist. Mr. Hall's sense of place is spectacular as well. If you love the beauty of the Texas Hill country, you will smell the mesquite coming off the pages of this book. Esbeth Walters, the 72 year old sleuth of this novel and other Russ Hall novels, is one of the joys of this genre. Look, there are more famous mystery novelists that you can read, but Mr. Hall is as good as any of them. Try this novel, or another of his, and get an unexpected treat.
Viashal
Loved reading about the winery and the people who were involved in the plot. Good reading!
DABY
Win Castle has pitted his sons against each other to determine who will take over management of the family's Texas wine business and ranch. Whether it's hunting boar with only a knife or catching sharks, Win pushs them to go further, to take risks. But when his trials are over and he's decided on his successor, he never expects that the winner will be murdered. Nobody much regrets the death of Chaz Castle--the man was a menace to himself and everyone around him. But that only means more suspects for the Texas Rangers and for spunky retired school teacher, winery tour guide, and amateur detective Esbeth Walters. Making things tougher, Win does his best to confuse the case.
Texas Ranger Tillis Macrory has the best conviction record in the Rangers, but he's not too proud to take help where he can get it--and he suspects that Esbeth can help him if she wants. She knows the Castle family, the dynamics within the winery, and the romances that spring up among the Castles and the employees. Even if Esbeth does insist on treating him like a student rather than a law enforcement professional, Tillis sticks it out. Because Esbeth's insights just might be the only thing that will let him cut through the smokescreen that Win is laying and discover the truth.
Author Russ Hall has a terrific ear for the language and manerisms of rural Texas. Expressions like 'meaner than turkey turd beer,' and loonier than the Saturday morning cartoons' are sure to bring a smile--and a nod of recognition. Another nod of recognition goes to Esbeth herself--a carefully drawn character who would be at home anywhere in Texas, sorting things out, protecting her pride, and knowing just a bit more than anyone else. Wine buffs will also enjoy the detailed look at Texas winemaking--and the antics involved in winery tours.
Most of the first half of the novel set the stage for the first murder--but events happen quickly after the Castle family returns from a wedding trip to Belize--with the succession decided and tempers hot. NO MURDER BEFORE ITS TIME is an enjoyable read.
Tall
In The Texas Hill Country ruthless rancher Win Castle feels his mortality after suffering a heart attack. He worries about his legacy as he feels both of his sons are wimps. He decides to host a contest between Chaz and Kyle. Though the siblings are in their thirties, they react differently. Chaz welcomes with glee the chance to inherit the estate while Kyle believes this is stupid.
Chaz wins the competition risking his life with the boar and bringing in the shark. When they land on a deserted isle, Kyle saves the lives of the trio. In Texas, Win informs Chaz and Kyle that they will replace long time loyal managers. However, not long afterward someone murders Chaz followed by his mother. Sheriff Watkins and Ranger Macrory gain the help of septuagenarian Esbeth Walters as they struggle to solve the homicides.
NO MURDER BEFORE ITS TIME is an interesting thriller in which the better person loses the competition because he lacks the zealousness of his sibling. Ironically when they are in trouble Kyle steps to the plate and delivers. The tale ultimately spins into an interesting police procedural amateur sleuth story line that is cleverly designed. Although quite good, that subplot is not quite at the quality level of the Castle championship competition.
Harriet Klausner
Whilingudw
This is the first Russ Hall book I've read, and I'm hooked. The story is set in a Texas vineyard owned by Win Castle (the name says it all), who devises competitions between his two sons to decide the heir to his massive spread. The rivalry turns into a murder mystery that eventually involves the detective work of Texas Ranger Tillis Macrory, and Esbeth, a feisty, seventy-two-year-old retired school teacher and amateur investigator. To put it simply, Esbeth is a hoot. The book is definitely a can't-put-downer (and I even learned a little about wine making on the side). The best part, though, is the down-home dialogue that rings of the late, great Texas humorist Molly Ivins, sans politics. (She famously wrote of a Texas politician, "If his I.Q. slips any lower, we'll have to water him twice a day.") Scattered throughout the who dunit are such gems as, "If brains were leather [he] wouldn't have had enough to saddle a flea," and, "A woman's love is like dew. It's apt to fall on a horse turd as a rose." You just can't help but enjoy a book that combines love, rose, and turd in the same quote.
Pameala
Believe it or not, this is now out in paperback through Worldwide Mystery. If you are not familiar with this publisher, it is because it is through Harlequin romance. You can only get it through their website. It is a great book and not so easy to find.
I like this author, and I liked this mystery. It has a lot to do with a family and the business they run. Th father is unreasonable, and this leads to tragedy and death.
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