Lisa Preston
© Lisa Preston - lisapreston.com - 2017
“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, NYT bestselling author of Winter's Child
"Rainy Dale ― an engaging character with a unique voice who can shoe horses like nobody’s business!"  J.A. Jance, NYT best-selling author of Clawback
"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, Rocky Mt. Fiction Writers  “Writer of the Year” and author of Lake of Fire  
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, the culinarily inclined Guy. 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, 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.
Lisa Preston
© Lisa Preston - lisapreston.com - 2017
the CLINCHER
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).
A horseshoer mystery
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“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, NYT 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, Rocky Mt. Fiction Writers  “Writer of the Year” and author of Lake of Fire  
"Rainy Dale ― an engaging character with a unique voice who can shoe horses like nobody’s business!"  J.A. Jance, NYT best-selling author of Clawback
Lisa Preston
© Lisa Preston - lisapreston.com - 2017
Advance reviews for The Clincher
the CLINCHER
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).
A horseshoer mystery
pre-order
“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, NYT 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, Rocky Mt. Fiction Writers  “Writer of the Year” and author of Lake of Fire  
"Rainy Dale ― an engaging character with a unique voice who can shoe horses like nobody’s business!"  J.A. Jance, NYT best-selling author of Clawback