A Carson Stables Mystery, Book 1

Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN-10: 1496700333
ISBN-13: 978-1496700339

When horse trainer Annie Carson rescues a beautiful thoroughbred from a roadside rollover, she knows the horse is lucky to be alive…unlike the driver. After rehabilitating the injured animal at her Carson Stables ranch, Annie delivers the horse to Hilda Colbert—the thoroughbred’s neurotic and controlling owner—only to find she's been permanently put out to pasture. Two deaths in three days is unheard of in the small Olympic Peninsula county, and Annie decides to start sniffing around. She’s confident she can track down a killer…but she may not know how ruthless this killer really is…



“Here’s a new heroine after my own heart. Plan to stay up all night with this one." 
—Fern Michaels, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Reining in Murder has it all: rounded characters, likable protagonist, thrilling, perfectly paced plot, and impeccable narrative style.”
— Summer Issue of Mystery Scene Magazine. Read full review. (PDF)

“Readers will have a hard time waiting for book two, Saddle Up for Murder, due out in October. The twist ending of this book will make the wait that much harder.”
— King's River Life 

“There is nothing fake about Annie Carson as a protagonist. It is often said that it is best to write what you know, and it is clear that by doing so, Hearon has hit the mark.”
— Karina Wetherbee, Vail Daily