Murder, She Rode

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.

Murder, She Rode: A Tink Elledge Mystery

Gripping mystery debut. . . . Money and drugs soon figure into the action of this exciting insider’s view of the elite horse world.

—Publisher’s Weekly


This debut uncovers a fascinating subject and a promising writer."



Smart, funny and sparklingly alive on every page. I devoured it.

—Spencer Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of A Fistful of Collars


A lively, literate first equestrian mystery strong in characterization and plotting, long on suspense, braided with vivid details, and beautifully written.

—Susan Wittig Albert, author most recentlyof Cat’s Claw



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.

—Peter Lovesey, award-winning author of The Tooth Tattoo


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