Bad Country PDF/EPUB Ú Hardcover

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  1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    Rodeo Grace Garnet is a former rodeo star turned private investigator His luck is not so hotOn returning from a vacation with the whites he discovers a dead body on his property It's one of many bodies turning up near his home He then gets pushed into a case of a murdered boy named Samuel Rocha Samuel was supposedly gunned down in a drive by shooting His mean Grandma hires Rodeo to find out who killed the boyRodeo as the main character in a book makes the reader feel like the man can't find the answers to any uestions He is unassuming and the pacing of his tale is slow and methodical Rodeo surprises you though once you begin to listen to him He has that ability to find things out that a louder investigator does notThe story weaves in the murders of local Indians with the murder of this young boy and it's an interesting rideYou feel that desert sun beating down on you in this book I hate the sun and I still was entranced Fans of noir should eat up this book I will say one problem I had with it was their are no uotations used during speaking parts of the book It throws you at first but then the story sweeps you up so I'll forgive the author thatI see this book being compared to Tony Hillerman books I've tried to read Hillerman several times and just never found my groove with him I liked this one better sorry Hillerman fans

  2. SUSAN *Nevertheless,she persisted* SUSAN *Nevertheless,she persisted* says:

    There have been many words used to describe a bookrawrivetingdarkCaptivatingrelentlessintriguingmemorableunforgettabledrivenUniuephenomenalunputdownablegrippingcompellingbut few books I have ever read could be described by all of these wordsI freaking loved this bookprobably one of the best books I have read in a long time The characters are so well writtenthey felt authentic They stayed with me long after the last page was turnedRodeo Garnet is a man of few wordsbut by far one of the best protagonists I have ever read Once I was immersed in this book I resented being interruptedIf you enjoy good fictionread this bookA big thank you to my friend Shelby wants flying monkeysI was stalking her shelves and discovered this gem

  3. ✨Susan✨ ✨Susan✨ says:

    I almost gave up on this private detective story set in AZ but as it picked up the plot got better and better Many different people were pulled together as suspects in multiple deaths that in fact might or might not be a serial killer Not anywhere close as good as the Walt Longmire series but still an interesting take on the blending of Hispanic and Indian people living on the MX AZ boarder

  4. Mark Mark says:

    A uick book jacket review of BAD COUNTRY might read something like a page turner that re sets Country Noir in the dusty off roads of the Arizona that tourists don't see or Raymond Chandler meets James Crumley in the bad parts of present day Tucson and while those are fairly accurate teasers this debut crime novel is also a whole lot BAD COUNTRY introduces us to Rodeo Grace Garnet a former rodeo rider turned PI though one who has a lot problems than he has clients and here's hoping this is the first book in a series If you're a reader who likes mysteries there's a superb and intricately crafted one tangled up in the center of BAD COUNTRY; indeed one structured in a way reminiscent of Chandler and populated by a mix of strange and difficult characters I'm a big fan of top shelf crime fiction but have no interest in the mystery it's good language and writing that attract me and here the comparisons to Chandler and Crumley are also warranted Where author CB McKenzie shines is in creating atmosphere painting memorable characters observing social interactons and writing fantastic dialogue I found BAD COUNTRY an un put downable page turner that also struck me every few pages as a beautifully written novel highly literary without being too much so for the crime fiction section of the bookshop BAD COUNTRY is gathering notice it won the Tony Hillerman Prize and is listed as one of the Editors Favorite Books of the Year It is much much better than any first novel has a right to be and I'm really looking forward to reading from McKenzie

  5. Adilia Martinez Adilia Martinez says:

    BAD COUNTRY delivers a plot driven genre mashing mystery that I could not put down Set in Tucson’s Sonoran Desert the prose performs its spare and beautiful landscape Yet as rugged as BAD COUNTRY’S “good” and “bad” guys are there are laugh out loud moments As a former Tucsonan CB McKenzie nails Barrio Historico the reservation fringe local watering holes and neighborhood characters I simply LOVED this book

  6. Nan Bauer-maglin Nan Bauer-maglin says:

    I do not usually read masculine 'cowboy' crime mysteries but this one drew me in and held me throughout The plot was thick and interesting but especially compelling was the stark yet descriptive writing for example Stay away from the Sirenas of this world and get you a plain woman who thinks a hot dog and popcorn at Walmart's is a dinner date Or Rodeo walked out of the store resettled in his truck peeled back the wrapper from the burrito and fed his good dog a bad breakfast

  7. Jean Jean says:

    A friend of mine discovered this book on the book list from the California Books for the Blind She thought I might enjoy the book and she was correct I did This book won the Spur Award for 2015 Best Contemporary Western Novel It also won the Tony Hillerman Prize for 2015 The book was also a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First NovelThe book is set in the Tuscan Arizona area with trips to Bixby Arizona Much of the story is set on the San Carlos Indian Reservation Our protagonist is a former rodeo cowboy who has become a private investigator bail bonds and bounty hunter named Rodeo Grace Garnet Garnet lives with his old dog in a remote corner of an area that was a failed residential development Garnet is a Yaui Indian and grew up on the Reservation A member of a major southwestern Indian Tribe is found dead near Garnet’s home When he called finding the body into the local Sheriff’s office they were out on another dead body call Both were killed by shotgun blasts then the Sheriff is killed the same way Garnet has been hired by an elderly woman from the Reservation who wants to know why her grandson was killed in a drive by The story proceeds as a classic crime puzzle that includes multiple murder betrayal plotsThe book is well written and the plot twist and turns There is action and suspense sort of in the flavor of a Tony Hillerman story The author is either well versed in the problems of the Indian Reservations or has done extensive research on the subject McKenzie also provides beautiful scenic descriptions It is an interesting first novelMark Bramhall did an excellent job narrating the book He was great in performing the various accents Bramhall is an actor and award winning audiobook narrator

  8. Jeffrey Jeffrey says:

    CB McKensie's Bad Country is a private investigation detective story set in the bleak Southwest about murder and revenge This is an unapologetic look at a rural and inhospitable slice of America and the lawmen criminals hustlers murderers killers families and lovers who live there Rodeo who has family in the area knows many of the people including the sheriff and his lusty daughter who used to be Rodeo's lover before he left her Its a poor area full of an eye for an eye justice This is the American West left off the movie screen The DOTA's denizens of Tuscon Arizona are a motley and colorful lot There is a political race brewing and a rash of murders The pacing is unhurried as CB McKenzie peels away the layers of the society to reveal an area and people There are honorable men and killers and sometimes the line between each is very smallRodeo Garnet who used to be a rodeo rider is now a private detective He returns from vacation to find a dead Indian on his property Apparently there have been a rash of such killings One of the other dead men a young Indian boy was found shot under a bridge Rodeo who barely has two nickels to his name is asked by the boy's grandmother a bitter old woman to investigate his death But the boy's lover a nasty and trained sniper also wants Rodeo to find the killer and persuasively threatens Rodeo by slicing his dog's neck with a knife to tell him who killed the young manThere are dark currents in this story A political race is going on but the brother in law of the candidate is found murdered A serial killer may be operating in the area The boy's 6 year old sister a young beauty was ran over 6 months before in an unsolved hit and run accident Two families have been torn asunder from the murdersRodeo must wade into this maelstrom and follow the clues as to how the death of the young man and his sister the political race the serial killings and the DOTA's are tied togetherIn the end there will be justice and revengeIts a convincingly dark mystery The kind of book that stays with you

  9. Andrea Andrea says:

    I liked the narration of this audiobook the reader had a great voice and he brought the characters to life I'd probably give the book itself 3 3 12 stars but the narration kicked it up to a 4

  10. Cathy Cole Cathy Cole says:

    Bad Country gives readers a real feel for how life is lived in the forgotten places of the desert far away from cities Rodeo lives so far out that the area is called El Hoyo The Hole Out here it's important that you have friends you can trust and rely on At first it seems as though where his friends are concerned Rodeo is all take and no give but the further into the story you go you understand why these few are Rodeo's friendsThis book doesn't follow the rules just like Rodeo There are no uotation marks and a lot of this book is dialogue There are no chapter headings Instead there are breaks between scenes Some Spanish is spoken and it's not always translated You know what? It doesn't matter one little bit I had absolutely no problem knowing which character was speaking and the breaks between scenes instead of formal chapter headings made perfect sense As for the Spanish what words I didn't immediately recognize were easily decipherable just by reading the next line or twoThere's a popular rule in writing Show Don't tell I've seen few writers follow that rule as closely as CB McKenzie None of Rodeo's friends are going to tell you a thing about him It's up to you to form your own opinion as Rodeo goes out into the desert around his property to leave water for the illegal immigrants traveling through this inhospitable land It's up to you to see how he treats his old dog It's up to you to watch him become concerned about the death of a young boy than anyone in the boy's own family As Rodeo investigates he never takes the word of someone else about anything he goes to that person speaks with him observes his behavior and forms his own opinion This adherence to Show Don't tell is like a breath of fresh air It provides a depth of clarity and characterization that is difficult to describe but a joy to experience All I know is that I was sucked into this story and I didn't want it to end I want Rodeo Grace Garnet

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Bad Country ➾ [Download] ➾ Bad Country By C.B. McKenzie ➳ – Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator told in a transfixingly original styleRodeo Grace Garnet lives with his old dog in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as El Hoyo He doesn't get many visitors in The Hole but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door The victim is not one of the many undocumented immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border in Rodeo's harsh and deadly backyard but a member of a major Southwestern Indian tribe whose death is part of a mysterious rompecabeza a classic crime puzzler that includes multiple murders cold blooded betrayals and low down scheming with Rodeo caught in the middleRetired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piecework as a bounty hunter warrant server and divorce snoop Rodeo doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case An elderly Indian woman from his own Reservation has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson but she seems strangely uninterested in the results Her attitude seems heartless but as Rodeo pursues interrelated cases he learns that the old woman's indifference is nothing compared to true hatred and aligned against a variety of creative and cruel foes the hard pressed PI is about to discover just how far hate can goCB McKenzie's Bad Country is a noir novel that is as deep and twisty as a desert arroyo With confident accomplished prose McKenzie captures the rough and tumble outer reaches of the Southwest in a transfixingly original style that transcends the traditional crime novel.

  • Hardcover
  • 292 pages
  • Bad Country
  • C.B. McKenzie
  • 22 July 2014
  • 9781250053541

About the Author: C.B. McKenzie

Born in Texas CB McKenzie has been a lifeguard an haute couture model carpenter housepainter waiter farm hand teacher and factory worker in a wide variety of locales around the world including Arkansas Vermont Hamburg Miami Milan Tokyo and Tucson He earned both an MFA and a PhD from the University of Arizona and was full time faculty at Pima Community College Though he currently te.