Mad Cow Nightmare : Ruth Willmarth wakes one hot July night to a cacophony of drums, high-pitched warbling, and the bellowing of cows. Her lover, Colm, has invited his distant cousin, Darren, to fill in as herdsman on her Vermont farm, and Darren has brought along his extended family of volatile Irish Travelers. Among the crowd are Darren's estranged brother, Ritchie, and his beautiful but exhausted girlfriend, Nola, who has recently undergone brain surgery in a Toronto hospital. Now the hospital is seeking recent patients who might be infected with the human form of the fatal Mad Cow. Almost as soon as they arrive, Ritchie is found in the local swamp, strangled with the reins of a neighbor's "darling" Morgan mare, and Nola disappears, prompting a widespread search for a "plague-carrying female killer."
|Ficción||Mystery & Detective|