Join the adventure as we journey on back to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and Annie Oakley in Folley at the Fair; an engaging historical mystery that had me feeling like I was in the Wild West with the characters!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iRead Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
She never misses a target. But unless she can solve this murder, she’ll become one… Chicago World’s Fair, 1893. “Little Sure Shot” Annie Oakley is exhausted from her work with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. But when a fellow performer scuffles with a man who threatens her harm, she has to keep her eyes peeled. And when the heckler is found dead under the Ferris Wheel, Annie won’t rest until she proves her defender is innocent. Before she can rustle up any clues, an old friend asks Annie to protect her young daughter. And as more bodies turn up around the grounds, she’s going to need all her sharpshooting skills just to stay alive. Can Annie live up to her reputation and put a bullseye on the killer? Folly at the Fair is the third book in the Annie Oakley Mystery historical fiction series. If you like strong heroines, Wild West adventures, and suspenseful twists and turns, then you’ll love Kari Bovee’s fast-paced whodunit.
The second I started reading this book, I. Was. HOOKED and didn’t want to put it down.
I loved this book – everything about it (minus one particular character who I would have liked to smack from the get-go!)
I felt like I was right back in time, in 1893, with Annie and the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. I could see just how everything was written and gave the entire story such a fun feel. (Not to mention I am a total sucker for a good mystery!)
I have to be honest, I am not as familiar as I wish I was with Annie Oakley and her story, but I fell in love with her instantly and cannot wait to read the other books that Kari has written. The book was so fun and so well written, I have no doubt that I won’t enjoy the others as well!
My only complaint about the book would be that the mystery aspect took a little longer than I prefer to really kick up and start, but, because I enjoyed the book so much; it didn’t phase me enough to ‘ding’ my review for it. (In case you missed it above – I was hooked on this story from page 1.)
I felt we were given story to get to know our characters a little bit before the mystery started to creep in which I think helped lend itself to my enjoyment.
I really do look forward to reading more Annie books by this author!
About the Author
When she’s not on a horse, or walking along the beautiful cottonwood-laden acequias of Corrales, New Mexico; or basking on white sand beaches under the Big Island Hawaiian sun, Kari Bovee is escaping into the past—scheming murder and mayhem for her characters both real and imagined, and helping them to find order in the chaos of her action-packed novels. Empowered women in history, horses, unconventional characters, and real-life historical events fill the pages of Kari Bovée’s articles and historical mystery musings and manuscripts. An award-winning author, Bovée was honored with the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards Hillerman Award for Southwestern Fiction for her novel Girl with a Gun. The novel also received First Place in the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards in the Mystery/Crime category, and is a Finalist in the 2019 International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards and the International Chanticleer Goethe Awards, as well as the Next Generation Indie Awards. Her novel Grace in the Wings is a Finalist for the 2019 International Chanticleer Chatelaine Awards and the International Chanticleer Goethe Awards. Her novel Peccadillo at the Palace is a Finalist in the 2019 International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards and the 2019 International Goethe Awards, as well as a Finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards Historical Fiction category. Bovée has worked as a technical writer for a Fortune 500 Company, has written non-fiction for magazines and newsletters, and has worked in the education field as a teacher and educational consultant. She and her husband, Kevin, spend their time between their horse property in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, and their condo on the sunny shores of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.