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The rest of the Steve Cline Mystery Series eBook editions are currently on sale for $ .99.
TRIPLE CROSS Synopsis . . .
A sinister plot of deceit and revenge unravels beneath the famed Twin Spires of Churchill Downs . . .
Although Steve Cline doesn’t expect to stray far from the horse world, he has enrolled in a private investigations course and is working on the final project when his father, racehorse trainer Chris Kessler, invites him to Louisville for a two-week, all-expense-paid vacation that will culminate with the running of the Kentucky Derby. Well, semi vacation. Kessler has a Derby runner and needs a reliable fill-in.
The workload is light, so Steve decides to get that class project out of the way--a simple record’s search. But the very act of initiating the project triggers a chance encounter that plunges Steve into the world of the ultra rich where greed and revenge and ambition drive some men to commit unspeakable acts in a power play that culminates in a bloody triple cross...
TRIPLE CROSS Awards . . .
TRIPLE CROSS Nominations . . .
Great Lakes Book Award
Kentucky Literary Award
Fun Stuff . . .
Visit the Story Photos page for scene photos and corresponding excerpts from TRIPLE CROSS.
Praise for TRIPLE CROSS . . .
"Ehrman's Steve Cline is tough, intelligent, loves horses, and is curious about people and their complex motivations. Highly recommended for all public libraries." ~Library Journal
"There is plenty of action here, all set against the excitement and pageantry of the build-up to America’s greatest horse race. Neither race fans nor devotees of suspense will be disappointed." ~Booklist
"Forget place and show; this book's a win straight through to the finish." ~ Mystery Scene Magazine
"An impressive thriller in the Dick Francis mode, with strong equine background, clued detection, smooth style, intriguing characters, and an inventive plot." ~ Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"[R]eaders will enjoy Ehrman’s capable, savvy young protagonist and authentic depiction of the gritty world of horse racing." ~Publishers Weekly
"It's win, place and murder at Churchill Downs in Ehrman's third racing mystery [featuring] upright, charming . . . Steve Cline."
"Ehrman has written a novel that Dick Francis would be proud to claim. . . . fast-paced with vivid characterization and sparkling dialogue." ~I Love a Mystery
Last by not least . . .
The fifth Steve Cline Mystery is in progress, but the release date is unknown at this time.
MORE PRAISE FOR TRIPLE CROSS . . .
"Just as a horse recognizes when sure hands gather the reins, from the first page of Triple Cross, I found myself on the bit and ready to go wherever Kit Ehrman led. Set in Louisville as Derby excitement builds ... the mystery unfolds with a clocker's precision while deftly capturing the city, the track, and its thoroughbred stars."
~Robbee Huseth, bookseller
"Ehrman's best mystery novel yet. The plot is gripping, words seem to flow off the page and into your imagination . . ."
~The Strand Magazine
"Ehrman dishes up the delectable young sleuth Steve Cline in an action-packed mystery [where] he also faces his own issues about life, love and temptation -- put your betting money on another Ehrman winner."
~In & Around Horse Country
"The story progresses with the customary flavor of previous novels, excellent descriptions of caring for horses and the racing world especially the flavor of Derby fever . . . another great read, right down to the finish line."
~Midwest Book Review
" . . . well-told and well-plotted, providing the reader with thrills aplenty in the buildup to the Kentucky Derby."
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