A Relic To Die For

The crime solving trio of the Books To Die For series is back to solve another who dun it.

This time Bonnie's nephew discovers family relics for sale online belonging to his great, great grandfather who was buried 150 years ago on the family farm. Jake is hired to check out the grave of Captain Howard Scott on the Southern Missouri homestead. The investigation lands Jake in a grave with a corpse, and a suspect in a gruesome murder. Will he clear his name and find the real murderer. Of course he will, but along the way, Jake, Bonnie, and Fred have an adventure of a lifetime.

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About the Book
Series: To Die For
Genre: Mystery
Tag: Recommended Books
Length: 265 Pages
ISBN: 9781386715283

A View to Die For "This is quite simply one of the best books I've read in a long time. I absolutely loved it. While I know the Ozarks and Colorado well, it certainly isn't necessary for the reader to have knowledge of those areas because of the superb dialogue, the plot, and the author's obvious love for animals. Fred is a wonderful character. And yes, my husband has also given a little beer here and there to our dogs over the years!When you pick this book up, better create a little time to devote to the read, because once you begin it, you won't want to put it down. Kudos Mr. Houston on writing a great read!"
– Dianne Harman, Best Selling Author.
A Book to Die For "The real pleasure of jumping into this mystery is the manner in which Richard Houston writes. Think Garrison Keillor's `A Prairie Home Companion', a dab of Mark Twain, and a dollop of John Grisham - marinate out in nature, and out comes Houston's style. Not bad ingredients for an author on the rise."
A Treasure to Die For "The first and second To Die For mysteries featuring Jake and Fred were fresh, filled with surprises and humor, and the third is no exception.Here we have another fine adventure with Jake, an irregularly employed computer programmer and amateur sleuth, and Fred, Jake's Golden Retriever and partner in crime-solving. Jake does most of the heavy lifting, with Fred always close by (on just about every page). Their efforts are aided, abetted, and sometimes complicated by a sixty-nine year old grandmotherly figure who likes her Jack Daniels, smokes, and doesn't know when she's not fit to drive. These characters--all three--are fun to be with, never tiresome."
– O.Barnack
Letters To Die For A fast reading, intricate story of friendship and greed! "Jake, a handyman, along with dog Fred and his neighbor and good friend, Bonnie, become entangled in the mystery of who killed his boss, Debbie. While at work Jake finds some letters in an armoire in the room where he was working. At first it looks like Jake was involved by the police. However, he is quickly eliminated as a suspect. He keeps being pulled into the situation and he and his two best friends try to figure out just who killed Debbie when clues and evidence keeps popping up. Jake figures out everything when Bonnie makes a chance observation. The truth will surprise you! "
– Judith Wong
About the Author
Richard Houston

Richard is working on his third career. His first was as a carpenter and roofer for twenty years while working his way through college. With a BS in Math he spent the next twenty-five years as a successful software engineer by working on the Space Shuttle at both Vandenberg AFB, and Johnson Space Center. He then went on to start Master Mind SofTools where he developed software for fortune 500 companies. After taking early retirement in 2007, he moved to Warsaw, Missouri and built a home on the water with a view to die for. Richard now devotes his time to raising his great-granddaughter and writing. He is currently working on the second novel in the Jacob Martin series.