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Shandra Higheagle is digging up clay for her renowned pottery when she scoops up a boot attached to a skeleton. She calls in Weippe County detective Ryan Greer. The body is decades old and discovered to be Shandra’s employee’s old flame. Ryan immediately pegs Shandra’s employee for the murderer, but Shandra knows in her heart that the woman everyone calls Crazy Lil couldn’Shandra Higheagle is digging up clay for her renowned pottery when she scoops up a boot attached to a skeleton. She calls in Weippe County detective Ryan Greer. The body is decades old and discovered to be Shandra’s employee’s old flame. Ryan immediately pegs Shandra’s employee for the murderer, but Shandra knows in her heart that the woman everyone calls Crazy Lil couldn’t have killed anyone, let alone a man she loved. Digging up the woman’s past takes them down a road of greed, miscommunication, and deceit. Will they be able to prove Crazy Lil innocent before the true murderer strikes again?...

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  • FangirlNation
    2018-11-30 06:26

    Shandra Higheagle is digging up clay for her artwork when she uncovers the boot and then leg of a long-buried body in Tarnished Remains by Paty Jager. Calling her friend, Detective Ryan Greer, Shandra is happy to reconnect with the man with whom she had felt a connection in her previous encounter with the law. The archaeologists called in to dig up the body determine that the body is that of Johnny, the former boyfriend of Shandra’s employee, known to all around as “Crazy Lil.” She thought that he had abandoned her when it turns out that he had been dead all this time. This leads Lil to be named as the top suspect, though Shandra is certain Lil is innocent.Read the rest of this review and other fun, geeky articles at Fangirl Nation

  • Emily Ross
    2018-11-25 08:35

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.I really enjoyed this murder mystery, the second in the Shandra Higheagle series. It was plausible, as Shandra discovers a body while digging for clay, and it highlighted Shandra’s Native American heritage, which I found really interesting. I liked the relationship between Shandra and Detective Ryan Greer, and the flow between book one and book two. It all felt very natural and realistic.The plot was really good, and the pace was brilliant. It had me guessing until the end, which I greatly appreciated. Ann M. Thompson was a brilliant narrator, and I loved the way that she kind of became Shandra, but was still able to give the other characters their own distinctive voice. She was really good.

  • Amber Foxx
    2018-12-17 04:27

    In the second in a series with an amateur sleuth, I always look for the plausibility factor, especially in a series that’s realistic and serious, not a humorous cozy. Jager pulls it off well. Artist Shandra Higheagle finds a body when digging clay for her pottery. She doesn’t run into a new murder, but a decades-old cold case, a body hidden in the earth on the remote ranch she purchased long after the death took place. The connections to people she knows and cares about come naturally as well, and her involvement with understanding how this man came to die there never feels contrived. Shandra is in the early stages of a relationship with Detective Ryan Greer, so the mystery mixes police procedural with amateur sleuthing and the progress of their romance. Shandra and Ryan are strong characters and carry the story.The plot turns fast. Sometimes I felt that the clues fell into place too quickly, without enough wrong turns—and then, as I reached the end, I could see there had actually been plenty of red herrings, but that they hadn’t looked like such. Now that’s good plotting. I did not figure out who the killer was until Shandra and Ryan found out. The killer’s moment of revelation wasn’t the most believable piece of dialog in a book that otherwise flows well with natural speech—but then, in most mysteries, that particular moment is a bit of a stretch. It’s a genre convention. Since the situation was set up so well, with so little sense of coincidence or implausibility, I wish the author hadn’t occasionally included lines that drew attention to Shandra having found a body again or Shandra being connected with one of Ryan’s investigations again. In some series, that would be necessary, but not this one. Without those lines, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. Intriguing hints of where future books could go are planted in this one. This series will appeal to readers who enjoy mystery with a western flair and a touch of romance.

  • Kim
    2018-12-06 06:30

    While digging up clay for her pottery, Shandra Higheagle digs up a skeleton. She calls detective Ryan Greer so he can come to investigate this discovery. The body turns out to be Shandra’s employee, Lil’s, old boyfriend who went missing decades earlier. Shandra is happy to reconnect with Ryan but she isn’t happy that Lil is his prime suspect. Shandra can’t help but get involved in the investigation. Can the real murder be found after all this time?This is the 2nd book but my first experience with this series. I am really happy I gave this book a chance, the mystery works well as a stand-alone book. I will definitely read more from this series. The plot of the book has a great pace and is filled with red herrings to keep you guessing until the end. Along with the great plot, the book has interesting characters, a touch of romance, and a hint of paranormal. Narrator Ann M. Thompson is a great asset to this book. She has a wonderful voice for the character and really brought them to life. She was easily understood and kept a great pace as a storyteller. I was given a copy of this book in hopes I would submit a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Nikki Brown
    2018-11-23 03:30

    This is the 2nd book in this series about a potter with Native American ancestry. Shandra is digging for clay to make her famous pots when she comes across a body which looks like it's been covered for many years. It turns out its something to do with her strange but fiercely loyal employee, Lil. Shandra contacts Detective Ryan Greer, whom she met in the 1st book, they are in the very early stages of a relationship having met when she found another body a few months before! The body she found on her mountain turns out to be Lil's ex boyfriend, and Ryan immediately makes Lil the prime suspect. Shandra knows that Lil had nothing to do with his death so gets involved to make sure the right person is brought to justice. During the investigation, Lil's family history is discected and Shandra learns all about Lil's sad history and upbringing.As good as the 1st book and I can't wait to read book 3. Really well written books and thought out plots, well worth a read.

  • Thomas King
    2018-12-04 04:24

    Good read when life is complicated and you just need a lite story to curl up and destress with...glad thete are more to read.

  • Mary Adair
    2018-12-07 04:21

    I thoroughly enjoyed Tarnished Remains. This book is the perfect length for me, not too short, not too long.This story is a murder mystery set in Idaho on Shandra Higheagle’s farm. Shandra grew up with little memory of her father who died in an accident when she was a small child. Thanks to her grandmother she grew up understanding her Native American heritage. This is a part of the story I really liked, after her grandmother’s death, her grandmother still visited Shandra in her dreams. Shandra accepted that she dreamed of her grandmother and the visits seem to help her through the rough patches in her life, which includes solving murder mysteries, but she still feels the visits are actually her mind‘s own way of working through the issues. Well, it seems Shandra has a knack for finding dead bodies. In Tarnished Remains Shandra unearths a body while digging on her own property to retrieve the clay needed to fashion her pottery. Can you imagine just digging away in your garden and unearthing an old boot with the foot still in it?! Detective Ryan Greer is the first person to come to her mind as the person to call. If you haven’t read book one in the series, she and the detective worked together before. Shandra was his main suspect in book one. This is mentioned in book two and flows with the story. Tarnished Remains is a complete story and stands on its own. So don’t worry if you haven’t read book one, it is not necessary to understand the second book. Tarnished Remains kept me on my toes. Just when I thought I knew who the murderer was, I changed my mind. I just loved the small town atmosphere and all the corky people living there. I reminded me of the small town I grew up near and went to school in. I swear, everyone in this book looked at least a little guilty at some part of the story. It had me guessing till the very end and when the true culprit was revealed it made perfect sense. I give Tarnished Remains 5 stars. It is a small town murder mystery with a hint of budding true love. There is also the dream visiting grandmother, I always love a touch of super natural, a big, loveable, and a scared of his own shadow dog, I have one of those and I Love her, Love her, Love her! A mysterious Crazy Lil, and there are corky, cranky townsfolk. What else could you ask for? I loved it.It is a stand alone story so you don’t have to read them in sequence, but if you haven’t read book one it would be great fun to read it first.Mary Adair

  • Bev
    2018-12-12 04:25

    While digging clay on Huckleberry Mountain for her pottery, Shandra Higheagle digs up a bit more than that. At first she find the heel of a boot. Then the boot with a foot in it. When Detective Ryan Greer and Lil get there, Lil has an odd look on her face and says, "It can't be" then races off through the trees. When she comes back, she is more her ol' self again. When the other officers show up the next day to go get the body, Shandra notice that Lil isn't in the barn or tack room.It looks like she never went to bed or made coffee in the morning. This is really strange behavior for her.One of the guys in the posse who helps to get the body down the mountain thinks it is of Johnny Clark, a famous rodeo rider/announcer. What is the deep secret that Lil wants to keep that involves Johnny Clark? Johnny was murdered, did Lil do it? Was it Johnny's ex-wife or the jealous drunk announcer? Or was it someone else? Read the book to find out.

  • Quanita
    2018-11-18 05:28

    Potter and artist, Shandra Higheagle finds a body while digging native clay for her work. A rodeo belt buckle helps identify the body that has lain in the ground for thirty years. With the help of Det. Greer, the story of love and greed that lead to murder is solved.

  • Michele bookloverforever
    2018-11-21 07:12

    greed, spite, lovers parted by murder, malicious gossip....revelations clear the air.

  • Patricia Mccammon
    2018-12-02 08:16

    Received this as a free book. First time for this author. Delighted with this series. Hope to read more.