The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Alafair Tucker, #1)

The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Alafair Tucker, #1) One Winter Evening In 1912, In The Woods Outside Of Boynton, Oklahoma, Abusive And Drunken Harley Day Surprises His Son John Lee And The Neighbor Girl Phoebe Tucker In A Lovers Tryst An Hour Later, When John Lee Walks His Beloved Home, Phoebe S Mother, Alafair Tucker, Suspects That Something Is Amiss How Could She Know Her Daughter Has Been Involved In A Violent Confrontation That Will Make Phoebe And Her Beau Murder Suspects At Supper That Evening, Over Bowls Of Soupy Beans And Buttery Cornbread, Alafair, Her Husband Shaw, And Their Nine Lively Children, Much Amused That Phoebe Has A Boyfriend, Discuss The Unfortunate Day Family The Days Are Tormented By Their Evil Father, Who Beats His Wife, Mistreats His Children, And Wastes Their Money The Mother Is Helpless, And The Eldest Daughter, Maggie Ellen, Has Run Away, Leaving Only 19 Year Old John Lee And His 13 Year Old Sister Naomi To Care For The Younger Children And Keep The Family From Destitution.Then Well, The Old Buzzard Had It Coming Not quite a 4 star listen as it dragged on a bit, but close enough I had some issues with timing a couple of times, but that was fairly minor compared to the setting The time is 1912, the heroine a mother of most of a dozen, Alafair, the mystery is figuring out who killed a man that everyone thought better off dead, anyway With so many willing able, the mystery winds around opportunity who had the means.The characters were well done, but what really grabbed me was the settin Not quite a 4 star listen as it dragged on a bit, but close enough I had some issues with timing a couple of times, but that was fairly minor compared to the setting The time is 1912, the heroine a mother of most of a dozen, Alafair, the mystery is figuring out who killed a man that everyone thought better off dead, anyway With so many willing able, the mystery winds around opportunity who had the means.The characters were well done, but what really grabbed me was the setting how well it was handled A common complaint of mine is that authors don t understand farm life, but Casey is an exception In this time before the automobile was common, she handles transportation quite
I tried this book simply because I loved the title This is the first book in the Alafair Tucker mystery series And what a protagonist Alafair is She s a 35 year old mother of nine children The setting is 1912 Boynton, Oklahoma Alafair and her husband Shaw are farmers in the thriving town of Boynton when we meet her She rules her large household with a firm, but fair hand Everyone in the Tucker family pitches in to help in the never ending job of raising such a large family When a drunken I tried this book simply because I loved the title This is the first book in the Alafair Tucker mystery series And what a protagonist Alafair is She s a 35 year old mother of nine children The setting is 1912 Boynton, Oklahoma Alafair and her husband Shaw are farmers in the thriving town of Boynton when we meet her She rules her large household with a firm, but fair hand Everyone in the Tucker family pitches in to help in the never ending job of raising such a large family When a drunken obnoxious neighbour is found frozen to death in the snow, Alaifair finds herself drawn into to trying to figure out what happened to the old buzzard His name was Harley Day and he was a vicious, mean man who no one will mourn, least of all is long suffering family Alaifair discovers that her 17 year old daughter Phoebe is sweet on young John Lee Day The setting and the plot delineations are spot on with the time frame and with the place of rural Oklahoma I found the mystery
I should know better than to try to read a cozy mystery They are not my cup of luke warm tea Although this is a short book, it felt endless If I had been reading this book, rather than listening to the audio book, I would have just skipped to the end to see who killed the old buzzard The title was the best pa
If you grew up enjoying The Little House on the Prairie and like mysteries, you should enjoy this book The time is 1912 and the location is Oklahoma The book shows the life of a farm family early in the 20th century Expressions, food and chores reflect this time period The main character Alafair Tucker is a strong wo
The title caught my eye, but I didn t have great expectations for it I think I picked it up because there was an endorsement by Tony Hillerman on the dustjacket I finished the book in two evenings, and thoroughly enjoyed it It evokes a not so distant time and place in the early 1900 s that my admittedly older parents lived through People had to make everything from scratch, wash
The death of a cruel and drunken ne er do well opens Donis Casey s The Old Buzzard Had It Coming No one s sorry when Harley Day is found dead in a snow drift not his neighbors, not the sheriff, not the town folk of Boynton, Oklahoma, and especially not the wife he beat and the 19 year old son he bullied and who had to bear the brunt of the farm work his inebriate father neglected However, when neighbor Alafair Tucker discovers a tiny bullet hole adjacent to Day s ear, the case becomes a mur The death of a cruel and drunken ne er do well opens Donis Casey s The Old Buzzard Had It Coming No one s sorry when Harley Day is found dead in a snow drift not his neighbors, not the sheriff, not the town folk of Boynton, Oklahoma, and especially not the wife he beat and the 19 year old son he bullied and who had to bear the brunt of the farm work his inebriate father neglected However, when neighbor Alafair Tucker discovers a tiny bullet hole adjacent to Day s ear, the case becomes a murder investigation Day s son, John Lee Day, goes missing soon after the grisly discovery, drawing suspicion on himself Alafair likes the boy and can t bring herself to believe him a murderer even of a blackguard like Harley Day But she redoubles her effort to prove John Lee innocent when she discovers that her daughter, 17 year old Phoebe Tucker, and John Lee have long been in love and that her daughter knowsabout Harley Day s death than she s telling Donis, a Tulsa native, has written th
I m not going to lie, after the cover art, my expectations were not high for this book Luckily, the novel itself is much better than it would appear Alafair Tucker was a nosy, friendly mother in a classic detective story setup It s refreshing in an era of the game is afoot to have a character with apersonal stake taking the detective role Something that personally pleased me was Casey s characterization of the numerous children in the novel Often, I find writer s having children a I m not going to lie, after the cover art, my expectations were not high for this book Luckily, the novel itself is much better than it would appear Alafair Tucker was a nosy, friendly mother in a classic detective story setup It s refreshing in an era of the game is afoot to have a character with apersonal stake taking the detective role Something that personally pleased me was Casey s characterization of the numerous children in the novel Often, I find writer s having children all be little clones of each other, or otherwise just behaving very strangely for their age In The Old Buzza
11 10 07TITLE AUTHOR The Old Buzzard Had It Coming by Donis CaseyRATING 5 AGENRE PUB DATE OF PGS Mystery 2005 206 pgsSERIES STAND ALONE 1TIME PLACE 1912 OklahomaCHARACTERS Alafair Tucker farmer s wife FIRST LINES It was just after dinner on that January day in 1912, very cold w a threat of snow, when Harley Day began the journey to his eternal reward.COMMENTS library book, recommended have 2 from Poison Pen Press Bookclub Loved it Unique voice Plotting, characters and 11 10 07TITLE AUTHOR The Old Buzzard Had
4 stars Engaging historical mystery, far better than the low number of reviews here might suggest Set on a farm in Oklahoma 100 years ago, the novel introduces an amateur sleuth, a farm woman and mother of 11 A real SOB neighbor gets murdered and it could have been anyone who knew him, for to know him was to loathe him our heroine has to figure out who did it to help out a daughter The mystery is fine, but the details of cooking, socializing, animal care, and courting of the era were what 4 stars Engaging historical mystery, far better than the low number of reviews here might suggest Set on a farm in Oklahoma 100 years ago, the novel introduces an amateur sleuth, a farm woman and mother of 11 A real SOB neighbor gets murdered and it could have been anyone who knew him, for to know him was to loathe him our her
Alafair Tucker is an early 1900s country farm wife mother who finds herself involved in solving the murder of a drunken reprobate who no one in town is sorry to see dead This was a light read and I had trouble putting it down because I couldn t wait to see who did it I can usually figure out who the murderer is early on in a mystery, but Donis Casey does a good job of throwing in red herrings, and the ending caught me by surprise It was a funny, warm, and clean read with a couple of pleasant Alafair Tucker is an early 1900s country farm wife mother who finds herself involved in solving the murder of a drunken reprobate who no one in town is sorry to see dead This was a light read and I had trouble putting it down because I couldn t wait to see who did it I can usually figure out who the murderer is early on in a mystery, but Donis Casey do

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  • 216 pages
  • The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Alafair Tucker, #1)
  • Donis Casey
  • English
  • 24 August 2018
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