When she’s not on a horse, or walking along the beautiful cottonwood-laden acequias of Corrales, New Mexico; or basking on white sand beaches under the Big Island Hawaiian sun, Kari Bovee is escaping into the past—scheming murder and mayhem for her characters both real and imagined, and helping them to find order in the chaos of her action-packed novels.
An award-winning author, Bovée was honored with the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards Hillerman Award for Southwestern Fiction for her novel Girl with a Gun. The novel also received First Place in the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards in the Mystery/Crime category, and is a Finalist in the International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards and the International Chanticleer Goethe Awards, as well as the Next Generation Indie Awards. Her novel Grace in the Wings is a Finalist for the 2019 International Chanticleer Chatelaine Awards and the International Chanticleer Goethe Awards. Her novel Peccadillo at the Palace is a Finalist in the 2019 International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards and the 2019 International Goethe Awards, as well as a Finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards Historical Fiction category.
Bovée has worked as a technical writer for a Fortune 500 Company, has written non-fiction for magazines and newsletters, and has worked in the education field as a teacher and educational consultant.
"Bovee's debut novel brings readers solidly into the heyday of the Wild West shows, providing wonderful details about the elaborate costumes and the characters' remarkable marksmanship . . . There are enough entertaining elements to keep readers guessing, including romance, rivalries, jealousy, and at least one evil character from Annie's past. The prose has a charming simplicity, which keeps the attention focused on the action and the well-developed protagonist. A quick, fun read with engaging rodeo scenes."―Kirkus Reviews
In this second book in the Annie Oakley Mystery series, Annie and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show are invited to Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebration in England, but when a murder and a suspicious illness lead Annie to suspect an assassination attempt on the queen, she sets out to discover the truth.
Chicago World's Fair, 1893. "Little Sure Shot" Annie Oakley is exhausted from her work with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. But when a fellow performer scuffles with a man who threatens her harm, she has to keep her eyes peeled. And when the man is found dead under the Ferris Wheel, Annie won't rest until she proves her defender is innocent.
Before she can rustle up any clues, an old friend asks Annie to protect her young daughter. And as more bodies turn up around the grounds, it's clear there's a serial murderer on the loose. Annie is going to need all her wits and sharpshooting skills just to stay alive, and to protect those she loves.
Can Annie live up to her reputation and put a bullseye on the killer?
Folly at the Fair is the third book in the Annie Oakley Mystery series. If you like strong heroines, Wild West adventures, and suspenseful twists and turns, then you'll love this fast-paced whodunit.
New York City, 1920. Grace Michelle has everything she wants: a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for the Ziegfeld Follies. But when her sister, Sophia, the star of the show, is murdered, Grace's safe and protected life is shattered.
War veteran Chet Riker has made it a practice to keep his distance from others; love, after all, leads only to pain. But Chet has a problem--a big one: he's become indebted to mob-boss Joe Marciano in an attempt to save his estranged mother's life, and Marciano wants him to pay up or else. Desperate to get the money, he contacts former client Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. for work.
Chet is employed as bodyguard for introverted Grace, who has reluctantly agreed to be Ziegfeld's new leading lady--on the condition that Ziegfeld promises to find Sophia's killer. But, it soon becomes clear someone is out to get Grace. Together, she and Chet must confront publicity-hungry Florenz Ziegfeld, power-driven Joe Marciano, and their own pasts to find Sophia's killer--and let themselves love once again.