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by Paul Hornung,Jo A Hiestand

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Horns of a Dilemma book. It was there that she met future co-author police officer Paul Hornung. As Paul remembers their first ride-along, they talked more about writing than about police work.

Horns of a Dilemma book. During several ride-alongs they established a bond through these two mutual interests; eventually they agreed to collaborate on books. They've done this with Paul supplying information, writing the fights scenes, and finally writing some of the chapters as one of the series characters. Writing together is definitely fun but sometimes a challenge.

Horns of a Dilemma by. Jo A. Hiestand (Goodreads Author), Paul Hornung.

by Jo A Hiestand, Paul Hornung. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9781591332053 (978-1-59133-205-3) Softcover, Hilliard & Harris Publishers, 2007. Find signed collectible books: 'Horns Of A Dilemma'. Horns Of A Dilemma: ISBN 9781591332053 (978-1-59133-205-3) Softcover, Hilliard & Harris Publishers, 2007.

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Paul Hornung: Paul discovered his love of writing very early in life. A random encounter with Jo Hiestand at a citizen's police academy grew into a lasting friendship and writing partnership. A four year active duty stint as a military police officer for the US Army kindled the interest in his eventual full time profession: law enforcement. As a police officer, Paul adds a unique/realistic perspective to the Taylor/Graham police mystery series.

Each year the residents of Nether Haddon celebrate the village’s founding with performances by their sword dancers. But something new is added to the fancy footwork this year: a team member is murdered. While the CID team investigates, King Roper, a career criminal, has escaped from prison. Free and eager to settle the score for his capture, Roper tracks down the team, ready for revenge. .

Jo A. Hiestand is the author of two British mystery series. While this may not seem so unusual, Jo was born in - and still lives in - St. Louis, Missouri.

He could take the left horn

He could take the left horn Or, he could take the right horn. Or he could go between the horns and deny that (there are only two choices).

Things seem comfortably routine one Ash Wednesday evening in the English village of Hollingthorpe. The regulars have come together to turn the Devil's Stone, the age-old custom of shifting a one-ton boulder in the churchyard. An odd, back-breaking custom that defies logic except that to dispense with it always brings misfortune on the villagers during that year. Yet within minutes of shifting the great boulder that evening misfortune or someone does strike. One of the participants lies beside the stone, very dead and very bloody. The CID Team from the Derbyshire Constabulary thinks that solving the case will be a snap. After all, isn't their boss, Detective-Chief Inspector Geoffrey Graham, right there and a possible witness, one of the stone turning participants? But things are never that easy. No one has seen a thing, including Graham. And those who might have observed the terror aren't talking. Is it fear, the particularly vicious attack, or murmured threats that keep everyone mum? Detective-Sergeant Brenna Taylor and the CID team quickly become embroiled not only in the problems of the villagers but also in a web of deceit. When a red rose is found near the crime scene and WPC MacMillan goes to the wood to investigate, she is attacked, left for dead, beaten in the same manner as the original murder. Has she discovered something in the wood or close to the rose that identifies the killer? In the midst of the murder and missing child investigations Brenna steals a few precious moments with her new boyfriend. Yet, even though their shared time is brief, it hints that they might have a future together, and Brenna begins to wean her emotions from Graham to focus on Adam. But in a midnight, rain-lashed forest, a heart-wrenching episode with Graham threatens to destroy her resolve. And through it all, the killer silently slips into and out of their lives, thumbing his nose at her and the entire CID team, ready to strike again.

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In a sleepy village, the town gathers to participate in its odd yearly tradition of turning the Devil's Stone. The turning goes off without a hitch and everyone returns to the comfort of their own homes. Everyone that is, except for the mysterious newcomer who is found dead near the newly turned stone. As the skilled team of Derbyshire Constabulary starts their investigation, they have no idea what lies ahead. With mysterious strangers, shady locals, and unexpected and unexplained happenings, the investigation will keep even the most skilled inspectors guessing.

Beyond just the investigation, the personal lives of the characters play an important role. Detective-Sergeant Brenna Taylor must keep her feelings for her boss secret, all the while trying to develop a new relationship. That boss, Detective-Chief Inspector Geoffrey Graham, a well-respected and skilled officer who happens to be from the village, must balance his personal feelings for the townspeople with his duty. Additional characters keep you guessing as to who the murderer is and what the motive might be.

I had trouble with the book for two reasons. First off, I found it a little difficult to bond with the characters because of the many "mysteries" behind their personalities. I have since learned that if you start with earlier novels before reading this one, you have a better understanding of the characters. Starting at the beginning of the series would definitely add to the experience of this novel. The second reason is, admittedly, my own fault. It grows from the fact that I am American and completely unfamiliar with British lingo. My brain couldn't register what a torch or "a cuppa" was. However, this trouble actually ended up as a surprising bonus to reading the book. After my initial frustration (I HATE not knowing the meaning of a word), it was actually fun to expand my vocabulary by looking up the meaning of the word.

This is Hiestand's first time working with a co-author, a retired law enforcement officer.

Start with Ms. Hiestand's earlier novels involving detective Brenna Taylor and keep the Internet handy for British-to-American translation, and you will find Horns of Dilemma to be a well-written and intricately woven murder mystery.

Armchair Interviews says: Excellent read for British police procedural fans who like interesting characters and those charming British expressions.
Set in a small English town, Horns of Dilemma paints a captivating story with vivid description and crisp dialogue. I felt as if I was in Hollingthorpe, following the characters around as the events unfolded around us.

The story is told mostly from Brenna's point of view; she is very human and incredibly likeable. We also get to see some of the story told from Scott Coral's point of view, which added a nice bit of grit to the story. I hope to see more of him in future books.

This is the first of the series I've read, and I didn't have any trouble with the backstory that was left unsaid or alluded to. I also had no problem at all with the British terms, but for those who didn't grow up watching British TV like I did, that stuff is easy enough to google if there's any confusion.

Horns of a Dilemma is a great book for anyone who loves a good mystery, is an anglophile, or who simply enjoys a well-written story with engaging characters. It's books like this which is why I love reading series. I'll be able to see these characters again in their other books, and enjoy more of their great writing.
Horns of Dilemma is a great book for anyone who likes mysteries. The descriptive writing paints such a clear and consice picture of each character. I was drawn in from the beginng and didn't want to stop reading. I love the cast of character in the front of the book, I would refer to it from time to time eliminating suspects. I can't wait to read the Second book, The Coffin Watchers.
Horns Of A Dilemma download epub
Author: Paul Hornung,Jo A Hiestand
ISBN: 1591332044
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Hilliard & Harris Publishers (May 31, 2007)
Pages: 272 pages