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Casey, Donis

Overview
Works: 16 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 5,081 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3603.A863, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donis Casey
The old buzzard had it coming : an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A violent confrontation between Harley Day, an abusive drunk much despised by his family and neighbors, and his nineteen-year-old son, John, and John's girlfriend, Phoebe Tucker, leads to John and Phoebe becoming the prime suspects in Harley's murder
The sky took him : an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a sad duty that brings Alafair Tucker to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister Ruth Ann's husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. Alafair had planned to make the trip on her own with her youngest daughter Grace. So she is surprised and gratified when her eldest daughter Martha volunteers to come along and care for Grace, freeing Alafair to comfort the soon-to-be-bereaved. Over the next few days, Alafair and Martha come face-to-face with blackmail, intimidation, murder, and family secrets that stretch back over twenty years
The Drop edge of yonder : an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1914 Oklahoma, Alafair Tucker launches a personal investigation when her daughter Mary is wounded in the same attack in which Mary's uncle, Bill McBride, is murdered, hoping to find the killer before he manages to eliminate anyone who can possibly identify him
Hornswoggled : an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hornswoggled is a fabulous early twentieth century Okalahoma historical amateur sleuth story that grips the audience from the start with its insight into time and place. The dialect used by the Tucker brood and their neighbors augments the strength of the plot by adding depth to the cast and the feel for the era. The whodunit investigation is fun, but the tale is more a period piece than a mystery as the investigation augments the period and locale. Fans will appreciate going down home to an Oklahoma less than a decade as a state escorted by delightful tour guide Alafair Tucker
Crying blood : an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the autumn of 1915, Shaw Tucker, his brother James, and their sons go hunting. Instead of a quail, Shaw's dog, Buttercup, flushes an old boot ... containing the bones of a foot. Buttercup then leads the men to a shallow grave and a skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull. That night, Shaw awakens to see a pair of moccasin-clad legs brushing by his tent flap. He chases the intruder, but he has disappeared. His concern is justified when he realizes that someone--or something--has followed him home. Dread turns to relief when he captures a young Creek Indian boy called Crying Blood. Shaw ties the boy up in the barn, but during the few minutes he is left alone, someone thrusts a spear through Crying Blood's heart. The local law is on the killer's trail, but Shaw has a hunch ... Only Shaw's wife Alafair might be able to forestall his dangerous plan. So Shaw sends her on a while goose chase so he can confront the killer ..."--P. [4] of cover
The wrong hill to die on by Donis Casey ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alafair and Shaw soon discover that all is not well in sunny Arizona. Elizabeth's marriage is in tatters; tensions are high between the Anglo and Latino communities following Pancho Villa's murderous raid on Columbus, New Mexico; and Alafair suspects her sister is involved in an illegal operation to smuggle war refugees out of Mexico and into the United States. And now Bernie Arruda is lying on his back in a ditch, staring into eternity
Hell with the lid blown off : an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1916, a twister devastates the land around Boynton, Oklahoma. Alafair Tucker's family and neighbors are not spared the ruin and grief spread by the storm, but no one will mourn Jubal Beldon, who made it his business to know the ugly secrets of everyone in town. As the undertaker does his grim duty for the victims, he finds that even in death Jubal isn't going to leave his neighbors in peace. He was already dead when the tornado carried his body to the middle of a field. Was it an accident or murder? Dozens of people would have been happy to do the deed. As Sheriff Tucker investigates Jubal's demise, it seems the prime suspect may be someone very dear to the widow Beckie MacKenzie, the beloved music teacher and mentor of Alafair's daughter Ruth. Alafair has her own suspicions about how Jubal Beldon came to die, and the reason may hit very close to home
Hornswoggled by Donis Casey ( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alafair Tucker uncovers deceit and misdirection in the death of her daughter's new beau's late wifes death
The drop edge of yonder by Donis Casey ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1914 Oklahoma, Alafair Tucker launches a personal investigation when her daughter Mary is wounded in the same attack in which Mary's uncle, Bill McBride, is murdered, hoping to find the killer before he manages to eliminate anyone who can possibly identify him
The sky took him by Donis Casey ( )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a sad duty that brings Alafair Tucker to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister Ruth Ann's husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. Alafair had planned to make the trip on her own with her youngest daughter Grace. So she is surprised and gratified when her eldest daughter Martha volunteers to come along and care for Grace, freeing Alafair to comfort the soon-to-be-bereaved. Over the next few days, Alafair and Martha come face-to-face with blackmail, intimidation, murder, and family secrets that stretch back over twenty years
Crying Blood an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the autumn of 1915, Shaw Tucker, his brother James, and their sons go hunting. Instead of a quail, Shaw's dog, Buttercup, flushes an old boot ... containing the bones of a foot. Buttercup then leads the men to a shallow grave and a skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull. That night, Shaw awakens to see a pair of moccasin-clad legs brushing by his tent flap. He chases the intruder, but he has disappeared. His concern is justified when he realizes that someone--or something--has followed him home. Dread turns to relief when he captures a young Creek Indian boy called Crying Blood. Shaw ties the boy up in the barn, but during the few minutes he is left alone, someone thrusts a spear through Crying Blood's heart. The local law is on the killer's trail, but Shaw has a hunch ... Only Shaw's wife Alafair might be able to forestall his dangerous plan. So Shaw sends her on a wild goose chase so he can confront the killer
Wrong hill to die on an Alafair Tucker mystery by Donis Casey ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alafair and Shaw soon discover that all is not well in sunny Arizona. Elizabeth's marriage is in tatters; tensions are high between the Anglo and Latino communities following Pancho Villa's murderous raid on Columbus, New Mexico; and Alafair suspects her sister is involved in an illegal operation to smuggle war refugees out of Mexico and into the United States. And now Bernie Arruda is lying on his back in a ditch, staring into eternity
The old buzzard had it coming [an Alafair Tucker mystery] by Donis Casey ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A violent confrontation between Harley Day, an abusive drunk much despised by his family and neighbors, and his nineteen-year-old son, John, and John's girlfriend, Phoebe Tucker, leads to John and Phoebe becoming the prime suspects in Harley's murder
Hell with the lid blown off by Donis Casey ( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some secrets can come back from the grave. In the summer of 1916, a big twister brings destruction to the land around Boynton, Oklahoma. Alafair Tuckers family and neighbors are not spared the ruin and grief spread by the storm. But no one is going to mourn for Jubal Beldon, who made it his business to know the ugly secrets of everyone in town. It doesnt matter if Jubal's insinuations are true or not. In a small town like Boynton, rumor is as damaging as fact. But as Mr. Lee, the undertaker, does his grim duty for the storm victims, he discovers that even in death Jubal isn't going to leave his neighbors in peace. He was already dead when the tornado carried his body to the middle of a fallow field. Had he died in an accident, or had he been murdered by someone whose secret he had threatened to expose? There are dozens of people who would have been happy to do the deed, including members of Jubal's own family. As Sheriff Scott Tucker and his deputy Trenton Calder investigate the circumstances surrounding Jubals demise, it begins to look like the prime suspect may be someone very dear to the widow Beckie MacKenzie, the beloved music teacher and mentor of Alafair's daughter Ruth. Ruth fears that the secrets exposed by the investigation are going to cause more damage to her friends life than did the tornado. Alafair has her own suspicions about how Jubal Beldon came to die, and the reason may hit very close to home
The sky took him by Donis Casey ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
It's a sad duty that brings Alafair Tucker and her two daughters to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister Ruth Anne's husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. But her niece's irresponsible husband, Kenneth, has disappeared at a most inconvenient time. When it comes to light that Kenneth has been involved in some shady dealings with Buck Collins, the most ruthless businessman in town, everyone is convinced that Collins has done him in. But Alafair suspects that things are not so simple. Over the next few days, Alafair and her eldest daughter, Martha, come face-to-face with blackmail, intimidation, murder, and family secrets that stretch back over twenty years. And in the process, they discover things about each other that will change their relationship forever
Crying Blood by Donis Casey ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the autumn of 1915, Shaw Tucker, his brother, James, and their sons, go on a hunting trip to the derelict farm his stepfather had bought years before. Instead of a quail, Shaw's dog, Buttercup, retrieves an old boot with the bones of a foot inside. Buttercup then leads the men to a shallow grave and a skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull. After they are settled that night in their tents, Shaw awakens to see a pair of moccasin-clad legs strolling by his tent flap. He chases the intruder, who has disappeared so completely that Shaw wonders if he imagined the whole thing, including the ghostly voice that called his name. After he returns home, Shaw can't shake the memory of the disembodied legs and the ghostly voice. His concern is justified when he realizes that someone - or something - has followed him home. His dread turns to relief when he captures a young Creek Indian boy who says his name is Crying Blood. The boy had followed Shaw, hoping to find the white-haired man who killed his brother. Shaw ties up the boy in the barn, but during the few minutes he is left alone, someone thrusts a spear through Crying Blood's heart. Who murdered a boy right under Shaw's nose? The law is on the killer's trail, but Shaw Tucker has a hunch about the identity of the white-haired man who called his name, and he formulates a plan. Shaw's wife, Alafair, is the only one who might be able to forestall his dangerous plan. So when the opportunity arises, Shaw sends her on a wild-goose chase. As soon as she is out of the way, he sets out to confront the killer. Sometimes a man has to take matters into his own hands
 
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