Mud Bog Murder by Lesley A. Diehl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review: MUD BOG MURDER (Eve Apple #4)
Tension between environmentalists and developers, between wildlife supporters and sporting enthusiasts, is present nearly everywhere. In swampy rural Florida, this conflict comes to a head when an outspoken, land-poor local landowner contracts to host a two-day mug-bogging event on her swampland. Emotions run high, tensions ignite, and somebody is angry enough to kill.
Author cares about her characters, and plans her mysteries so that protagonist Eve has plenty of opportunities, and reasons, to grow and evolve, to make the choice to be "the better person" and to see all sides of a controversy, both personal and translational.