Hot Enough to Kill

Hot Enough to Kill


Fiction - Mystery - General
241 Pages
Reviewed on 05/13/2011
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Author Biography

Official Biography

Paula Boyd grew up in Holliday, Texas, attended Midwestern State University and moved to Denver, Colorado. She has been active in numerous writing organizations and has served on the executive boards of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Women Writing the West. She has conducted writing workshops and has spoken at conferences and events across the country, including an appearance on CSPAN’s Book TV.

Ms. Boyd’s first mystery, Hot Enough to Kill, was released in 1999 to rave reviews and was featured in Redbook, among many other publications. An excerpt is featured in the University of Texas Press’ Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction. The second title in the series, Dead Man Falls, won the 2001 WILLA Literary Award Winner for Best Original Paperback. Turkey Ranch Road Rage, released in 2010, continues the series with some sanity-challenging and life-changing events for Jolene that open the door for another wild ride in Killer Moves, to be released in 2012.

A Note from Paula
I grew up in a small town in Texas that some would say was not unlike Kickapoo, which was just down the road from a bigger town that might, in some small ways, resemble Redwater Falls. These are coincidences, of course, as all the people, places and events are fictional, as attested by the appropriate disclaimers in the books and my willingness to swear to the same under oath.

Okay, I might share a few characteristics with Jolene, but only the good ones...

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

Hot Enough To Kill by Paula Boyd centers around Kickapoo, Texas. Jolene Jackson returned to Texas to get her mother Lucille, a female version of Dirty Harry, out of jail. After her boyfriend was murdered, she was the suspect. The mother and daughter teamed up to find the killer. Was someone out to get Lucille and Jo or were the police the true target? With twists and turns and a list of suspects, Jo and her purse-swinging, gun-toting mother are along for the ride. Although they were on the run from the temporary sheriff, Thelma and Louise they were not! As they tried to get themselves out of the mix they were in, we wondered just what mama had up her sleeve this time.

This is a rollicking, hilarious book that will keep the reader laughing right through to the very end. With a great cast of characters, you cannot help but love each and every one of them. I must mention the gossip center of Kickapoo, the local Dairy Queen. What can I say? If you want to learn something, go to the DQ. This book is filled with mystery, suspense, romance and humor with a long list of suspects. The reader is in for a surprise ending. This is the first book in the Jolene Jackson Mystery series. You won’t want to miss the future adventures of Jolene and Lucille. A recommended read for all who love a little humor with their mystery.