The Cart Before the Corpse

The Cart Before the Corpse

Merry Abbott knows carriages and horses, not murder. But once she arrives in Mossy Creek to settle the estate of her estranged and outrageous father, she can't ignore the suspicions of local mystery maven, Peggy Caldwell, who's convinced that murder has indeed been done. Now Merry has an estate and a score to settle.

Before Merry can so much as snap a buggy rein, a handsome and annoying GBI investigator, Geoff Madison, is on her case. Then there's the troublesome donkey: Don Qui. Short for Don Quixote. And the fact that Hiram was teaching all of Mossy Creek's lonely women how to - ahem - drive his carriage.

Can Merry rein in the truth? What kind of horse play was her rakish dad involved in, and why would someone want to giddy-yup him into an early grave?

Stay tuned for the answers in this first episode of, "As the Carriage Wheel Turns."

Hitch your imagination to an intriguing new mystery series set in the world of competitive carriage driving - an elegant yet cut-throat realm in which gorgeously costumed drivers and their magnificently harnessed horses vie for championships in the challenging obstacle course of the show ring.

Jane Austen, meet Mad Max.

Title:The Cart Before the Corpse
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780984125838
Format Type:

    The Cart Before the Corpse Reviews

  • Meran

    I enjoyed the mystery quite a bit. That said, this book could really have used the services of an editor or a proofreader. Maybe it's just the kindle version, but there were a lot of small errors that...

  • Christine

    Kindle Freebie.I had my doubts about this mystery, I must admit. I actually enjoyed this quite well. McSparren actually makes me want to learn how to drive. I know it's hard, but she makes it very int...

  • Evelyn

    Great story!If you love horses you will love this story! Merry and Peggy are great characters. Can’t wait to see them in the next book!...

  • stephanie huntington

    Excellent, loved it...

  • Pat

    Burying a parent is never easy. Burying a parent who died on the eve of a reconciliation that would have ended a decades-long estrangement is even harder. But doing this while playing hide-and-seek wi...

  • Caramelia

    First of all, I liked the book. The reading was easy, the story was flowing, a nice, not too involved book for a rainy afternoon. Sadly I have to say that the book could use some professional editing....

  • Georgiann Hennelly

    Merry Abbott knows about Horses and Carriage Driving. So when she gets the news her Estranged and Outrageous Father is dead, she goes to Mossy Creek to settle his estate, but Peggy Caldwell the local ...

  • Lisa Cox

    I enjoyed this book. I liked the setting in the horse world, the characters, the way the plot unrolled. I was a little disappointed with the ending -- it felt somewhat rushed and, though I was enterta...

  • Macjest

    This wasn't a bad book at all. I will admit though that it took a little work to get into it as others have mentioned. I'm not a horse person, so the carriage details were a bit much for me. I could h...

  • Natascha

    I was very much surprised by the book. Starting it, I didn't like it too much as it was quite boring, but it got a lot better. It is a nice crime-story, but not as "evolved" as the Agatha Christie nov...