Minotaur Books, August 2013
Here’s what the jacket flap says: “A sharply observed and engaging debut that introduces a compelling amateur sleuth and goes behind the scenes into the rituals and intrigue of a three-day equestrian event.” The compelling sleuth is Tink Elledge, once a top amateur in combined training and now with her fourth husband, Charlie. When a respected horseman is killed in a van accident and a girl goes missing before an international competition, Tink and Charlie go into action.
Murder, She Rode is the first in a series of mysteries, each of which is driven by recent events in science and technology.
Gripping mystery debut. . . . Money and drugs soon figure into the action of this exciting insider’s view of the elite horse world.
This debut uncovers a fascinating subject and a promising writer."
Smart, funny and sparklingly alive on every page. I devoured it.
A lively, literate first equestrian mystery strong in characterization and plotting, long on suspense, braided with vivid details, and beautifully written.
—Susan Wittig Albert
Just as Dick Francis knew the horse racing scene from the inside, Holly Menino can’t be faulted in her three-day eventing, and you’re in sure hands from the start. An action-packed debut that clears all the obstacles with pace and style.