by Peter Gibbs
Murder at Henry's Fork is a mystery novel set in a small town near a Railroad Ranch, a famous Idaho nature preserve on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. It is an intriguing story of blackmail and murder and a heartening story of comradeship and growth.
Chris Donahue and his fifteen-year-old son, Justin, move to Riverview to make a living fishing the Henry's Fork and building fly rods. Justin meets Dodger Clancy on the school bus and takes him home. A smart, thoughtful boy, Chris promises to teach him to fish and to build rods.
The Henry's Fork isn’t as peaceful as it seems. Sheriff Sam Barnstable is robbing cabins to supplement his income; Eric Carson, a store owner with grudge lawmen, is poaching deer and selling drugs on the side; and Dutch, a colorful conman with a ditzy wife, is looking to make a big score.
Guiding Anton Chalmers and his insurance investigator wife, Shirl, Justin is badly traumatized when Sheriff Sam’s body floats down the river into him. Anton and Shirl take up the investigation and soon narrow their suspects down to Dutch and Eric. When Dutch goes missing, they suspect blackmail and murder. Breaking into Eric’s walk-in freezer, they find Dutch’s body hanging from a meat hook and bags of drugs on the floor. Justin and Dodger are on a fishing trip with Eric. Fearing they’re are in for a similar fate, Chris, Anton, and Shirl embark on a desperate chase to save them.
Page Count: 240
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: November 17, 2020
Imprint: Milford House
FICTION / Mystery & Detective
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime