Paramedic Zoe Chambers hoped a week at the Monongahela County Fair, showing her horse and manning the ambulance, would provide a much-needed diversion from recent events that continue to haunt her.
An old friend, a bossy nemesis, and a teenage crush from her 4-H days fail to offer the distraction she had in mind. But ever the caregiver, she soon bonds with a troubled teen and a grieving father.
Back in Vance Township, a missing woman turns up dead, leading Police Chief Pete Adams into a journey through her mysterious final hours. With each new clue, the tragic circumstances of her death grow increasingly muddied.
A cryptic phone call leads Pete to join Zoe for an evening at the fairgrounds where the annual school bus demolition derby concludes with a gruesome discovery and a new case that may or may not be connected to the first.
Pete’s quest for the motive behind two homicides—and Zoe’s stubborn determination to reunite a family—thrust them both onto a collision course with a violent and desperate felon.
About The Author
Annette Dashofyis the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township.CIRCLE OF INFLUENCEwas a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2014 andBRIDGES BURNEDwas nominated for the 2015 Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel.
One of the great aspects of this endearing cozy mystery series is that a reader can jump in and just be entertained even if one hasn't read the series in order. FAIR GAME is #8 in the series, and Zoe with her cousin Patsy are participating in the County Fair horse show, while Zoe is also on call with the new county ambulance. Feeling pressured about whether or not to marry Chief of Police Pete, she gains a new worry when she meets a contemptuous and arrogant candidate for County Coroner, who threatens Zoe's position as coroner's assistant and investigator.