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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Blog Tour and Review: Bears With Us by Marilyn Meredith
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Mundania Press LLC (August 16, 2011)
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. In Bears With Us, Tempe has her hands full when bears turn up in and around her town, becoming a threat to kids and adults when an elderly woman is horrifically killed. But are bears really responsible, or is there something else afoot?
Read an excerpt and see the rest of the Tour schedule HERE
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty published novels, many award winning, including the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. Bears With Usis the latest release. Writing as F. M. Meredith, her latest Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel is Angel Lost, the third from Oak Tree Press. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, Four chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Central Coast chapter, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She’s also a been an instructor at many writing conferences including the Maui Writers Retreat, Central Coast Writing Conference and many others.
This is the first book of Marilyn Meredith's that I have read and it definitely will not be my last. I really enjoyed the writing style of Ms. Meredith and found her mystery, Bears With Us, to be a realistic and plausible tale. I liked the main character, Deputy Tempe Crabtree, and the setting in the California Sierras is one of my favorite places. And the cover art is just gorgeous.
Bears who have been denied their usual food supply are terrorizing the neighborhood searching out food in the garbage and in people's homes. Suspected burglars turn out to be bears and a suspected bear attack is not what it seems! There is also a side story about a family with something to hide. Tempe Crabtree along with her husband Pastor Hutch are in the middle of everything that happens in their small community of Bear Creek.
Good story and a good book to while away a cold autumn day.