Intrigue Press (www.intriguepress.com)
$24.95, hardcover ISBN : 1-890768-54-5
Winner of the 2004 Mary Higgins Clark Award and the 2004 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction
Filled with mistaken identities, a bogus oil company, a crazy hermit, and a handsome cowboy--- not to mention murder. Song of the Bones is the second title in M.K. Preston’s Oklahoma mystery series featuring Chantalene Morrell.
Thelma Patterson, Tetumka’s eccentric postmistress and Chantalene Morrell’s surrogate aunt, retains Drew Sander’s legal services, with Chantalene as his assistant. Billy Ray Patterson, the younger man Thelma married thirty years before, disappeared soon after the nuptials and now Thelma needs to find him. An oil company wants to lease Thelma’s land for exploration, but the missing Billy Ray’s name is still on the property and she needs to clear the title. They assume he’s dead---until a handsome cowboy claiming to be Billy Ray shows up in Tetumka.
Thelma takes him back, but after a few days, she’s convinced the man living in her house is not her husband. Who is he? Only Chantalene is willing to help Thelma learn the truth. And that’s when things get dangerous….
"Strong writing, great story, suspense, no gimmicks-what more can a reader ask for? Find it, buy it, read it." ---Deadly Pleasures
"Preston blends the flavor of rural Oklahoma, lost love, and revenge into a book you will not want to put down - whether you live in a big city or the American countryside." ---celebritycafe.com
"... Song of the Bones is an excellent read. Preston is a new, intelligent writer who knows how to tell a good story." -Southwest BookViews
"With a strong, likeable protagonist and prose that crackles like an Oklahoma lightning storm, Song of The Bones proves that M.K. Preston’s award-winning debut was no fluke." ---C. J. Box, Author of Open Season and Winterkill
"The heroine of Song of the Bones is a brave and independent woman who will put her own life in danger to save her friend. M.K. Preston is a talented writer who makes a backwater town in rural Oklahoma seem so real, readers will feel they have visited Tetumka. The protagonist marches to her own drummer but endears herself to the audience who sees her as a colorful friend turning this amateur sleuth tale into must reading." ---Harriet Klausner, Midwest Book Review
"... very likeable heroine ... a good, solid, well-plotted mystery with ... lots of surprises." ---Mary Ann Steel, I Love A Mystery
" ... an intriguing, engrossing novel with an engaging main character.... The characters are richly drawn and likable, the sense of place is strong, and the plot adds layers page after page until the exciting climax." ---ForeWord Magazine
Finalist for the Macavity Award, Barry Award
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