Blood on Bloomsday: A Rex Begonia Mystery (Paperback)

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Blood on Bloomsday: A Rex Begonia Mystery (Paperback)


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The Lilac Bloomsday Race brings worldwide competitors to Spokane to run in one of the largest, annual, timed road races in the nation. Despite his better instincts, solitary Detective Rex Begonia gets recruited for the Spokane Police Department's corporate cup running team. That's just the beginning of the teamwork as Rex and his partner Ivy Lizei join forces with wildlife officers, tribal police, Border Patrol officers and more to solve a murder and an international smuggling operation. Rex finds himself caught up in a double Bloomsday -- one in which he participates in the Lilac Bloomsday Race and a second in which he is in a race for his life.

Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Chris Bieker developed a passion for the outdoors. She left her journalism path to study natural resources, only to return to communications while working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Now retired, she pursues her zeal for writing, reading, gardening, and hiking. Blood on Bloomsday is her second book in the Rex Begonia mystery series.
Product Details ISBN: 9781735219127
ISBN-10: 1735219126
Publisher: Rootwords
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2022
Pages: 166
Language: English
This is the second release in a series by Spokane author Chris Bieker. Anyone who's read her first outing-- Murder at Manito-- already knows what a funny writer she is and will be tickled to revisit these entertaining characters with outlandishly quirky names. I mean, just saying "Detective Rex Begonia" gets me every time. There's always a challenging mystery at the heart of the story, though, so be prepared to put your thinking cap on and get ready to see if you can figure out "who done it?" before they do. Good luck!
--Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA

Detective mystery fans who also enjoy the wildlife and flora of the Pacific Northwest will surely find Blood on Bloomsday both exciting and educational. Author Chris Bieker deftly used wildlife biology and behavior, soil science, and plant ecology as pillars of evidence in the multi-agency forensic work of detectives and wildlife officers to solve a murder and wildlife crimes of international significance.
--Woody Myers, Wildlife Biologist