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Gone Astray

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Genres: Crime , Fiction , Mystery

Don’t count this man out.

A heart attack sends detective Rory Naysmith reeling. Too young to retire, he accepts a position in small-town Winterset, Nebraska. Handed an unsolved truck hijacking case, and the assistance of a rookie, Rory sets out to prove he is still able to go toe-to toe with men half his age. When the body of a Vietnam veteran turns up, he dons his fedora and spit-shines his shoes. But before he can solve the murder, an older woman disappears, followed closely by a second hijacking. He doggedly works the cases, following a thread that ties the crimes together.  But can Rory find the mental and physical strength to up his game and bring the criminals to justice before disaster strikes?

Rory Naysmith detects with skill and panache knowing he carries the weapons a real detective needs: experience, attitude, and a ball-point pen. You can’t—count this man out.

Praise for Gone Astray

Gone Astray is a delight with a police detective who has health conditions, self-doubts, and a love interest who is believable. Rory Naysmith is an older cop, who arrives to a new job in a new town where he knows no one, and gets saddled with a cold case and a rookie cop. I strongly urge you not to start reading at bedtime—you’ll get no sleep as you read until you finish what I hope is the first of many in a series.”                                          ~Lenora Rain-Lee Good, author, Jibutu: Daughter of the Desert

“The beautifully detailed world Terry Korth Fischer creates in a cold Nebraska winter along with a finely tuned mystery makes Gone Astray a winner. Excellent first novel!”  ~Teresa Trent, author: Pecan Bayou and Piney Woods Cozy Mystery Series.

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Rarely do we find a hero like Rory Naysmith, a man who uses his brain before resorting to brawn. His dry humor and wry comebacks are an absolute hoot. Author Fischer has created a team to support Rory in his efforts to solve crime in rural Nebraska. Each is well-drawn, special in their own right and great fun to read.
On a scale of 1-5 Gone Astray deserves a 7.
Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Kat Henry Doran

A heart attack sends detective Rory Naysmith reeling. Too young to retire, he accepts a position in small-town Winterset, Nebraska. Handed an unsolved truck hijacking, With the assistance of a rookie, Rory sets out to prove he is still able to go toe-to-toe with younger men. When the body of a Vietnam veteran turns up, he dons his fedora and spit-shines his shoes. But before he can solve the murder, an older woman disappears, followed closely by a second hijacking. He doggedly works the cases, following a thread that ties the two cases together. But can Rory find the mental and physical strength to up his game to bring the criminals to justice before disaster strikes and he loses his job?
Our Review: Rarely do we find a reluctant hero like Rory Naysmith who uses his brain before resorting to brawn. His dry humor and wry comebacks are an absolute hoot. Fischer has created a team to support Rory in his efforts to solve crime in rural Nebraska. Each is well-drawn, special in their own right and great fun to read.
On a scale of 1-5 Gone Astray deserves a 7.
Kat Henry Doran, Kat’s Reviews

Kat Henry Doran

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