Book - A Nasty Way To Die
A Nasty Way to Die is another page turning mystery by Joe David Rice, this time taking readers on a search across Arkansas for a friend who mysteriously disappears.
Following their Buffalo River adventure (An Undercurrent of Murder), Randy Lassiter and Gib Yarberry have safely returned to their jobs in Little Rock. Randy's relationship with the woman they encountered on their ill-fated trip, Leslie Carlisle, has deepened, so much so that she's relocated from Texas to Little Rock, sharing a home with Randy as they plan their wedding.
Randy's asked Dr. J.J. Newell, his long-time friend and former college roommate, to be best man at the marriage ceremony. But before he can confirm the date, J.J. inexplicably disappears. His neighbors are clueless, his colleagues have no answers, and his boss isn't any help. As Randy and Leslie began a search for the missing professor, they discover volatile tensions within the academic community. One of the instructors, the daughter of a powerful family, is at loggerheads with J.J., her supervisor. And one of his students, a young man with a violent temper, holds a vicious grudge against Professor Newell for a disciplinary action. When J.J.'s girlfriend vanishes, the puzzling situation becomes even more bizarre.
As Randy and Leslie close in on J.J.'s fate, their own lives become intertwined with the despicable acts of a crazed killer. A killer who's mastered the perfect crime.
"Just like in his first book, Joe David has come up with a bone-chilling thriller, with prominent central Arkansas landmarks as a backdrop. If this were a Netflix series (and it should be), you'd be binge-watching it right now."
Craig O'Neill, Arkansas Media Personality
-By Joe David Rice, former Arkansas Tourism Director
-Book is signed by author!
-If you enjoyed this book, check out Rice’s other novel: An Undercurrent of Murder and his Arkansas Backstories books!