The Gray Ghost Murders

The Gray Ghost Murders Montana s favorite fly fisherman detective is back on the case in this compelling follow up to The Royal Wulff Murders When the graves of two men are discovered on Sphinx Mountain Sheriff Martha Etti

  • Title: The Gray Ghost Murders
  • Author: Keith McCafferty
  • ISBN: 9780670025695
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Montana s favorite fly fisherman detective is back on the case in this compelling follow up to The Royal Wulff Murders When the graves of two men are discovered on Sphinx Mountain, Sheriff Martha Ettinger suspects murder But with the only evidence a hole in a skull that might or might not have been caused by a bullet, she once finds herself turning to private inveMontana s favorite fly fisherman detective is back on the case in this compelling follow up to The Royal Wulff Murders When the graves of two men are discovered on Sphinx Mountain, Sheriff Martha Ettinger suspects murder But with the only evidence a hole in a skull that might or might not have been caused by a bullet, she once finds herself turning to private investigator Sean Stranahan for help Stranahan already has a case, having been hired by a group of eccentric fly fishermen called The Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club to find a valuable fly that they suspect has been stolen Could the disappearance of a vintage Gray Ghost from a riverside cabin in the Madison Valley be connected to the gray ghosts who haunt Sphinx Mountain Stranahan will cross paths, and arms, with some of the most powerful people in the valley to find out, in a novel that is sure to capture new fans for one of the mystery genre s rising stars.

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    • Keith McCafferty

      Keith McCafferty is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field Stream He has written articles for publications as diverse as Fly Fisherman Magazine, Mother Earth News, Grays Sporting Journal and the Chicago Tribune, and on subjects ranging from mosquitoes to wolves to mercenaries and exorcism Based in Montana and working on assignment around the globehe recently spent a month in India trekking the Himalayas, fishing for golden mahseer and studying tigersKeith has won numerous awards, including the Robert Traver Award for angling literature He has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

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    • Two graves are found on the Sphinx Moutain and Sheriff Martha Ettinger suspects murder. But, the only evidence is a hole in a skull that could be a bullet hole. So, she calls in private investigator Sean Stranahan for hep. Sean already has a case, trying to find a valuable fly that has been stolen from The Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club. But, he agrees to help Martha out with the dead bodies case. I was delighted to discover The Sean Stranahan series when I ran out of Longmire books to r [...]


    • Take a little C.J. Box, stir in a pinch of Craig Johnson and add a big handful of Norman Maclean and you'll come close to describing this second novel in Keith McCafferty's fly-fishing series. Don't cringe, it isn't only about fly-fishing, hero Seth Stranahan is also a PI working a case with the Bridger sheriff's department, as well a burglary case for the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club. He's also a painter finishing a series of oils for a rich fellow fisherman's mansion, and a recent Mo [...]


    • The farther I progressed in this book the less I liked it.The motive of the murder was unusual, but it was exposed too early by the author. As a result there wasn't much mystery in the second half of the book - I figured out the perpetrator as soon as he was introduced.The part of the book I found most interesting had to do with the history and descriptions of different types of flies used in fly fishing, and the characters surrounding a secondary minor crime in the book (a theft).Unfortunately, [...]


    • Not as good as Johnson or Box. Found it annoying that 3 major characters had names so similar: Crawford, Cummings, and Caulfield; they were hard to keep straight. Fly fishing & tying was prominent and not my interest.


    • Very outdoorsy, and I now know more than I ever wanted to about fly fishing. This should appeal to Longmire fans.


    • See this review and others like it at BadassBookReviews!The Gray Ghost Murders is actually a sequel to Keith McCafferty’s first mystery novel, The Royal Wulff Murders. I didn’t realize that when I received this ARC so I had not read it. I have to say that it didn’t seem to affect my enjoyment of this novel as everything was still easy to follow, but I do intend to go back and read it when I have a chance. The only drawback, for me, to not having read the debut novel was that it took me a l [...]


    • First Sentence: The hands shook as the watcher adjusted the focus ring of the binoculars. Katie Sparrow’s search and rescue dog doesn’t find the reported lost hiker. Instead, they find a buried body which, when uncovered, was a murder victim. And then they find another. Fly-fishing guide, painter and PI Sean Stranahan is hired to find a lost tackle box. The box is also an entry to his being introduced to the members of the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club; a group of men who bought a c [...]


    • A weak 3 even a 2.5, but with the promise of his narrative voice, I can't, in good conscience, leave it a 2.Not too bad actually, even though it is a bit of a men's cosy mystery, with some nice descriptions, and certainly a change with fishing, fly tying, hunting all incorporated into the mystery. Some nice observations and character interactions. And more readable than some books I have experienced. And quick.Quite a few characters, which meant that interactions were typically brief, so the cha [...]


    • It takes a little while to get going as McCafferty's style for lots of description can bog you down a bit, but once the plot is understood I found myself intrigued with ever page.


    • My first Keith McCafferty book. I'm a sucker for any story set in Montana with fly fishing. I'll likely read more of the Sean Stranahan series. Good story line although a couple of weak loose ends and explanations, or maybe I missed something, which is always possible.Just learned it was chosen by Oprah’s Book Club as one of “5 Addictive New Mysteries We Can’t Put Down” for whatever that's worth.Might want to check out McCafferty's website and/or Facebook page. Interesting dude. Hope I m [...]


    • If you are an outdoorsy type this may have the sort of detail that will get you through what I found slow, peopled with too many characters, and overwritten with dialogue. I gave it my best shot but it lacked pace and for me was a self indulgence for the author. I can see that it offers a different sense of place but by page 43 I had little idea which character was the key player and the bear attack story which interupts the discovery of the bodies makes this a halting read. Perhaps the Native I [...]


    • This is my third Sean Stranahan mystery. Obviously, I've read them out of order. Probably not my best idea but if you love fly fishing, hunting, Montana and the great outdoors, order may not be important. I enjoy the detail, most of the characters and the plots. Unfortunately, there is one main character who is so unpleasant that I can't stand the thought of encountering this creature again. Yes, it sounds nuts even to me but this character always spoils my mood. That would be fine in a bad guy- [...]


    • Mystery; 2nd book in the Sean Stranahan series. First off, I enjoyed this book more than the first one. It was a very interesting storyline and now that we finally live in Montana, we have the added bonus of recognizing a lot of what the author describes. (Yes, my husband has actually tried Moose Drool beer.) As always, we enjoy a book that includes fly fishing and insights into nature, parks, and life in general. This is not a book for everyone and there are a couple of characters I could do wi [...]


    • The Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCaffertyThis is another great work of art! The thrilling murder mystery takes place in the heavenly area of Southwest Montana. Like his first novel, the story is built around flyfishing fanatics. Mr. McCafferty’s description of the fishing is so good that it has made me want to pick up a fishing pole after more than one decade. Beyond the setting, the love of trout fishing, and the complex murder investigations is the very fine development of the personal rela [...]


    • Sean has done it again. Bodies just seem to turn up where ever he goes. This fun little mystery has great lovable characters, vivid scenery both mountain and river. Who can get in any fly fishing when there is just too many questions that need answers and there is a murderer to find. Sean and his cast seemingly real friends fight against time, the elements, and just being human to discover just who is doing all the killing and why. This unique plot evokes some real social issues and challenges y [...]


    • Now I have read the entire Sean Stranahan series. Not in order, but not to worry, each book is delightful in its own right. When the intricacies of fly tying gets a bit deep for me, the words and actions of all the colorful characters bring the stories to life. Or death as the case may be. The bear mauling was also a bit grizzly for my fair sensibilities.


    • terminal people are choosing (or maybe not) to end their lives on a mountain by shooting another terminal patient…or is this a set up. Politics are involved as are a seemingly unconnected Sherriff’s Department, which all adds up to a great read: not too intense but intense enough to keep turning pages, 2013 hardback via Robie Books, Berea, KY; 303 pgs.


    • I loved the pace and setting of this book. It was a laid back thriller (not unlike the Longmire series) which gives relief from modern chaos. The heavy fly fishing influence makes it fun and interesting, and having spent some time in Ennis, Montana, I felt like I was there. Looking forward to reading more.


    • Interesting reading about Yellowstone when we are headed there in a few weeks. Story was a little slow in places. And I felt like I wanted more from the characters - it think there were just too many people in the book.


    • Although the characters are a bit underdeveloped and the story lurches along somewhat predictably, it finishes quite satisfactorily. Most of all, McCafferty's love for fly fishing, Montana and wildness infuse every page. Highly recommended for fishermen.


    • This is the first of the Sean Stranahan novels I've read, but I'll be putting the others on my to-read list. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the characters and the descriptions of Montana, where the story is set. I even learned a little bit about fly fishing. A good recreational read.




    • The way this author describes the stream fishing in Montana I feel like I am there. I always wanted to fly fish and he allows me to do just that. Along with solving a murder or two!


    • Well written, witty mystery set in Montana with interesting characters. Combination police procedural and PI story


    • It took me a quite a while to warm up to the characters. For the most part, I thought the plot was interesting, but not outstanding.


    • A very satisfying ending, quite complex plot points!! This one was even better than his first in the series. Looking forward to #3!!


    • McCafferty found his voice in this second story which made it incredibly difficult to put this book down. The plot from start to finish was not forced with engaging character development throughout. I very much enjoyed the simultaneous mysteries as well. Well done.



    • 4 STARSThe Gray Ghost Murders is a follow up with the same characters plus a lot of new ones from Royal Wuff Murders. I read Royal Wuff last march 2012 and reviewed it here readalot-rhonda1111.c.I gave it 4 stars too.If you love fly fishing and murder mysterys you will love The Gray Ghost Murders. It talks more about the flies of fly fishing then a lot of actual fishing. But does make you want to go out to the woods. Except ours are all covered with snow. Their are a few mysteries going on in th [...]


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