Author: Tristi Pinkston
This is the third installment in the Secret Sisters mystery books. Here's what it says on the back of the book:
When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith's dude ranch in Montana, she's excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort - one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble for the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check - especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit - Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she lasso the varmint and get him to the sheriff in time?
Okay, Hang 'Em High was freaking awesome. I LOVED the ranch setting, the new characters, Arlette--an older woman--trying to break into someone's window (seriously one of the funniest things I've read in a while), the intrigue, the deaths and almost deaths, and the nervewrackingness of not knowing who dun it!
My one beef with it was that it felt like it took a bit to get into the swing of things--the humor wasn't really there until the group was settled in at the ranch (aside from Ida Mae and her jeans. That was awesome. :-)).
I was at my in-laws while reading it, and they probably think I'm crazy now. While they were finishing up work projects and talking about guy things, I was erupting into hysterical, uncontrollable laughing fits. I couldn't put the book down! :-)
Seriously, people. You need to read the Secret Sisters books - they'll lighten your day and put a smile on your face. I love them!