tacked to death
A new tack shop and a gala polo match are reasons to celebrate for horse trainer Michaela Bancroft—until equestrian Sterling Tabor is found clubbed to death with a polo mallet. Worse yet, suspicion falls on Michaela...
The weapon belongs to Michaela, her prints are all over it, and rumors of her alleged affair with the victim aren’t helping. With her boyfriend Detective Jude Davis out of town, Michaela doesn’t stand a chance of proving her innocence and clearing her name unless she delves into Tabor’s mysterious life—and death—on her own. But in unearthing a real suspect and a motive, she discovers a deadly past. And Tabor’s shady friends are more than willing to throw Michaela off the track—for good.
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Michaela "Mick" Bancroft will be glad when the charity event is over. Between playing polo, helping her partner set up the fashion show, and opening their new shop, Mick hasn't had much time to give riding lessons to autistic and special needs kids she so enjoys.

She is called on to help diffuse the situation when the caterers complain and threaten not to follow the prescribed menu for the event. Then Mick finds Sterling Taber, an irritating playboy dubbed as the most eligible bachelor in the fashion show, murdered with Mick's polo mallet.

Unfortunately Jude Davis, Mick's boyfriend and police detective, is away on a cruise with his daughter. So Michaela sets out to find the killer to clear her name. But can she do that without putting herself in danger?

This is one of my all-time favorite cozy series. Michaela is such a wonderful character. I am not a horse lover, but this series makes me want to hop on a horse and ride off in the sunset!

The author does a great job of creating red herrings and hiding the true identity of the killer. The only bad thing is that the books in this series are so enjoyable and such quick reads that soon I've finished and have to wait another year for the next one! Write faster! I highly recommend this book.

Dawn Dowdle