The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth: A Visual Guide

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This week, crash into a visual summary of the plot of the 1st Sheriff Hank Worth Mystery by Claire Booth, The Branson Beatuy.

The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth is the 1st in the new Sheriff Hank Worth Mystery series. It features an old showboat, The Branson Beauty.

The boat has crashed in the waters of an Ozark mountain lake just outside the popular tourist destination of Branson, Missouri.

More than one hundred people are trapped aboard.

And, Hank Worth is still settling into his new role as county sheriff.

So, when he responds to the emergency call, he knows he’s in for a long winter day of helping elderly people into rafts and bringing them ashore.

But, he's not expecting to discover high school track star Mandy Bryson’s body locked inside the Captain’s private dining room.

Suddenly, Hank finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation, with the county commissioner breathing down his neck and the threat of an election year ahead of him.

And, as he wades deeper into the investigation, Hank starts to realize he’s up against a web of small town secrets much darker and more tangled than he could have ever imagined.

In her captivating debut novel, Claire Booth has created a broad cast of wonderfully compelling characters, and she perfectly blends humor with the emotional drama and heartache of a murder investigation.


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Claire Booth is a former true crime writer, ghostwriter, and reporter. She lives in California. The Branson Beauty is her first novel.

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