The Clincher A Horseshoer Mystery By Lisa Preston
Clinching is the technique used to bend a driven horseshoe nail to hold the shoe to a hoof. Rainy Dale is The Clincher, a twenty-something high school-dropout turned farrier (horseshoer) who is haunted by a secret she carries. Estranged from her California d-list actress momma and her ranch hand Texas daddy, she tracked down her childhood horse in small-town Oregon—a land full of cowboys and their horses—then stayed to build a life with her tools, steel, and forge. She's sleeping in a garage and trying not to fall for her landlord, the hapless and hopeful chef, Guy, who is determined to create the perfect soufflé while Rainy would prefer to just stuff her mouth with fuel for her physically demanding job. As the new kid in town, Rainy has an uphill battle to prove herself, especially to her male clients, but when one of her clients turns up dead, Rainy is in over her head as both a suspect and a seeker of the truth. The Clincher is the first in a series of horseshoer mysteries featuring the irrepressible, irreverent, and irresistible Rainy Dale and her loveable and unlikely side-kick (her culinarily inclined boyfriend, Guy).
TitleThe Clincher
SubtitleA Horseshoer Mystery
AuthorBy Lisa Preston
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published6 November 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Lisa Preston turned to writing after careers as a fire department paramedic and a city police officer. She is the author of the highly acclaimed, best-selling novels, Orchids and Stone and Measure of the Moon. She is also the author of several non-fiction books and articles on the care and training of dogs and horses. Away from her desk, she spends hours on backcountry trails as a runner and rider, sometimes combining her two outdoor pursuits via the obscure sport of Ride and Tie. She lives with her husband, their Malinois, and two Akhal Tekes on Washington State's vast Olympic Peninsula.

Advanced Praise for The Clincher:

"Fast-paced, absorbing and fun to boot, The Clincher grabs your attention from the first paragraph and never loosens its grip. Rainy Dale--horseshoer with sass—is one of the freshest and most original sleuths to come along in mystery fiction. May she live on and on!"--Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of Winter’s Child

"The Clincher runs at full gallop from first page to last with sharp-eyed Rainy Dale leading the charge. Lisa Preston's writing is so vivid you'll think you're sitting in the saddle and you'll finish knowing you need to see Rainy Dale ride again."—Mark Stevens

"Rainy Dale—an engaging character with a unique voice who can shoe horses like nobody’s business!"—J.A.Jance

"Preston creates a riveting tale in her first thriller, intertwining the past with the present for an exciting ride that will keep readers hanging on until the very end." –Booklist (for Orchids and Stones)

In Praise of The Horseshoer Mystery Series: "Rainy Dale—an engaging character with a unique voice who can shoe horses like nobody’s business!" -- New York Times best-selling author JA Jance
ISBNs: 9781510732728 978-1-5107-3272-8 Title: the clincher category:FIC ISBNs: 9781510732742 978-1-5107-3274-2 Title: the clincher category:FIC 
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