Stone Cold Case: A Rock Shop Mystery by Catherine Dilts was a really interesting book. I liked all the background information about rocks, rock shops, and small towns in the rocky mountains.
The story is a mystery, but it also has some adventure, an escape artist mule, a rescue dog, and lots and lots of rocks.
I really liked most of the characters, especially the main character Morgan. She seems a lot like me in fact. There should be more books about older women.
Most of the other characters are interesting too, I would like to find out more about the old fellow that helps with the rock shop. There is a lot of material there for more books. I’m looking forward to reading them too (hopefully soon).
I want to find out what is up with Morgans brother, and how everything works out for her.
About the book:
Rock shop owner Morgan Iverson’s discovery of human remains reopens a cold case and unhealed wounds in a Colorado mountain town, while her find of a rare gemstone sparks a dangerous treasure hunt.
Sixteen years ago, prom queen Carlee Kruger vanished. When Carlee’s mother asks Morgan to investigate her death, the clues seem as convoluted as the coils on a fossilized ammonite. The hunt for the truth heats up as the local newspaper editor helps Morgan uncover the past. The rock shop’s mascot donkeys and an elderly cowboy chase after a Sasquatch look-alike who may hold the key to Carlee’s death. Whoever knows what happened to Carlee will do anything to keep the truth buried.
In book two of the Rock Shop Mystery series, amateur sleuth Morgan Iverson digs into gemstone prospecting to solve a Stone Cold Case.
About the Author:
To Catherine Dilts, rock shops are like geodes – both contain amazing treasures hidden inside their plain-as-dirt exteriors. Catherine caught mountain fever after a childhood vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Determined to give up her flat–lander ways, she moved from Oklahoma to Colorado. Her husband, a Colorado native, proposed to her as they hiked Barr Trail on Pikes Peak. Catherine works as an environmental scientist, and plays at heirloom vegetable gardening, camping, and fishing. Her short stories appear in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. In her spare time, she attempts to lure wild donkeys to her property in the mountains.
I received a free book to review.