Countdown: A Jesse Sutherlin Mystery #2

Countdown: A Jesse Sutherlin Mystery #2

"Ramsay evokes a time and a place so vividly through Jesse's voice that I didn't read this novel so much as savor every page." —New York Times best-selling author Dana ...

About The Author

Frederick Ramsay

Frederick Ramsay was raised on the east coast and attended graduate school in Chicago. He was a writer of mysteries set in Virginia, (the Ike Schwartz Mysteries) Botswana Mystery series, Jerusalem Mystery series and stand-alones (Impulse, Judas: The Gospel of ...

Reviews of

Countdown: A Jesse Sutherlin Mystery #2

“Ramsay evokes a time and a place so vividly through Jesse’s voice that I didn’t read this novel so much as savor every page.”

Dana Stabenow, New York Times best-selling author

“The late Ramsay’s second and last adventure for Jesse Sutherlin brings his hero home from the Great War to a world unknowingly on the brink of further disaster…Ramsay’s final salute to his hero, completed by his friend and admirer Dana Stabenow, is a fitting conclusion to a career spent chronicling the exploits of hardworking folks in rural America.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The cast is delightful, especially Jesse’s wife, Serena, a ‘sweet mountain girl’ who’s smarter and tougher than he is and who can’t resist letting him know. And a sheriff who hates criminals because they make him work. This has always been an underappreciated series, but this volume is good enough to set off plenty of blips on readers’ radar screens.”

Booklist (starred review)

“Unforgettable characters lift Ramsay’s sequel to 2017’s Copper Kettle, set in 1928 in Floyd, Va….While unraveling the mystery is fun, the novel’s real pleasure lies in experiencing life—with all its kindnesses, sorrows, and triumphs—through the eyes of Jesse and his astute wife, Serena. Readers new to Ramsay (1936-2017) will want to read his earlier books after finishing this.”

Publishers Weekly

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