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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 6 books toward her goal of 90 books.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Book Tour "Hang 'Em High" by Tristi Pinkston

When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith's dude ranch in Montana, she's excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort - one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble for the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check - especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit - Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she lasso the varmint and get him to the sheriff in time? 

Cowboy up and head on over to read the new Secret Sisters Mystery called Hang 'Em High by Tristi Pinkston. Ida Mae Babbitt is once again trying to solve another mystery along with her two friends Tansy and Arlette. They go on a vacation to visit Ida Mae's son at his dude ranch in Montana. Little do they know that once again they will be pulling out their investigating skills to solve another mystery. 

We meet Ida Mae's son Keith and gain a new insight into Ida Mae's life. Mother and son have been estranged for years. Ida Mae hopes that this little trip will help mend some fences between them. There were some very touching moments as Ida Mae and Keith finally talked like they hadn't communicated for years. 

Now of course, there is a lot of humor and suspense along the way. I truly was laughing my way through this book. When you are reading things like...

"Jeans accentuate what you have. Girdles take it and smash it and squeeze it and...well, it's not unlike Playdoh.""

"...We're talking about horse murder right?" Tansy's forehead wrinkled
as she concentrated. " That's not homicide. What would it be-horsicide?"

"Well, well, well. If it isn't the geriatric cheerleading squad. If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it."

That last quote is from the scene I was laughing so hard, that I knew I was going to wake up my sleeping children upstairs. I can never get enough of the three women's shenanigans. 

As far as the mystery, Tristi does a wonderful job of making you think that everyone is guilty. It is a riot trying to figure out who dunit and realizing that you were led astray chapter after chapter. It is very surprising who is the culprit in the end. 

I know that you will enjoy this novel. If you haven't read the other Secret Sisters Mysteries yet, I would recommend you reading them first. They go hand in hand and it is a good thing to get to know everyone first. You can also go back and read my reviews of the first two books:

Secret Sisters here and Dearly Departed here

To purchase Hang Em' High here are the links:

Also, check out the information down below about the contest Tristi is having. You will not want to miss this one, especially if you are a writer! 

Thank you Tristi for allowing me to be part of your book tour and the free copy of the book!!


About the Author:
Tristi Pinkston can't remember a time when she didn't want to write.
Her first poem was penned at the age of five, as was her first book about a little puppy  with big dreams, Sue the Dog.  It was quite a journey from Sue to Tristi's first published novel, but a journey she loved taking.
When she's not homeschooling her children, ignoring her dishes, contemplating grocery shopping, or procrastinating the laundry, Tristi works as a freelance editor and online writing instructor.

She is a popular presenter at the annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference, and she finds some of her greatest joy in helping authors realize their true potential. She also enjoys blogging, reviewing books, watching good movies and taking really long naps every Sunday afternoon.
Hang 'Em High is the third Secret Sister mystery series, and Tristi's eighth published book.
You can learn more about Tristi by clicking on the links below...
Tristi Pinkston's website

Tristi Pinkston's blog

To celebrate the release of Tristi's eighth book, she's holding a contest!  If you leave a comment on this review, you will be entered into a drawing for a free manuscript evaluation, done by Tristi Pinkston Editing   In fact, you can leave comments on all the blogs participating in this virtual book tour!  Go to Tristi Pinkston's blog at for a list.  The deadline is October 5th at midnight MST.  If you win and you're not a writer, you can give this evaluation to a friend.

September 12th:   Aimee Brown  

September 14th :   Autumn Weber 

September 15th:     Karlene Browning 

September 16th:   Heather Justesen     

September 19st:     Holly Barnes                          

September 20th:   Cheryl Christensen

September 21st:     Rachelle Christensen         

September 23rd:     Sheila Staley                          

September 27th     Mindy Holt 

September 28th:    Kim Job      

September 28th:    Heather Gardner 

September 30th:    Nichole Giles    

October 3rd:                    Kathy Habel

Confirming Dates:

Heidi Durant       

Danyelle Ferguson     

Keith Fisher


  1. I enjoyed your review. 'Shenanigans' is such a great word.

  2. Thanks Mary Ann. It truly defines the three women in this series!! LOL!

  3. Thanks Mary Ann. It truly defines the three women in this series!! LOL!

  4. Thanks for including the quotes!

  5. So intriguing! Super excited to read her book!

  6. Great review! I love the excerpts. Great contest!

  7. I love the Secret Sisters Mysteries. And I'm super *excited* about the contest!!!

  8. Hahaha! Sounds like this is a page turner that will keep me up all night just to finish it.