Girl with a Gun
An Annie Oakley Mystery
by Kari Bovée
Pub Date 19 Jun 2018
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After a stunning performance in a shooting contest against the handsome and famous sharpshooter Frank Butler, Annie is offered a position in the renowned Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Finally, she has a chance to save the nearly foreclosed family farm and make her dreams come true. But then her Indian assistant is found dead in her tent, and Annie is dubious when the local coroner claims the death was due to natural causes. When another innocent is murdered, Annie begins to fear the deaths are related to her. And to make matters worse, her prized horse, Buck, a major part of her act, is stolen.
Annie soon discovers that the solution to her problems lies buried in a padlocked Civil War trunk belonging to the show’s manager, Derence LeFleur. And so, with the help of a sassy, blue-blooded reporter, Annie sets out to find her horse, solve the murders, and clear her name.
"Absorbing, heartfelt, and thrilling, Girl with a Gun shows off young Annie Oakley’s skills as a sharpshooter and as a loyal detective. From the period details to the Wild West setting, I was completely immersed in the story and in the larger-than-life characters. It’s a fun as a rodeo, and nearly as dangerous. Like Annie herself, Bovee’s prose sparkles with precision and skill.”
―Martha Conway, author of Underground River, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
"Kari Bovée paints a captivating portrait of the young sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, in Girl with a Gun. A diverting plot filled with unexpected twists and turns enthralls and satisfies the reader as Annie is transformed from a naïve Quaker girl to an independent young woman. This lively mix of historical fiction, romance, and mystery hits the target!”
―Susan McDuffie, author of the award winning Muirteach McPhee Mysteries