If Wishes Were Horses... by Tim HemlinIf Wishes Were Horses... by Tim Hemlin

If Wishes Were Horses...

byTim Hemlin

Paperback | May 30, 2016

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Neil Marshall is a graduate student in the University of Houston's creative writing program and a promising young poet. However, facing a financially and emotionally draining divorce has him worried about more than paying tuition. So, to make ends meet, Neil moonlights as a chef for a high-society caterer. Just when Neil's life seems bleakest, his oldest friend, racehorse breeder Jason Keys, is murdered. And Neil becomes the prime suspect. To avenge his friend, clear his name, and rescue a missing championship thoroughbred, Neil infiltrates the dark underworld of horse theft and illegal breeding. Neil's friends — his attractive writing teacher, his cooking colleagues, and a freckle-faced teenage horsewoman — offer their support. But their cheers quickly turn to gasps when Neil becomes the hunted. 

Tim Hemlin is a marathoner, has taught middle school English Language Arts in the Houston area for over 20 years and now puts his master's degree in counseling to work as a high school counselor in the Fort Bend Independent School District. In addition to the Culinary Mystery series, he has written "The Wastelanders," a dystopian-cli...
Title:If Wishes Were Horses...Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.54 inPublished:May 30, 2016Publisher:La Nouvelle Atlantide PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945486007

ISBN - 13:9781945486005


Editorial Reviews

From Publisher's Weekly: "Hemlin's first mystery is a very promising, quite smart, launch to a new series. Neil Marshall is busy enough as a poetry grad student, part-time caterer and soon-to-be divorce. But when Neil's best friend, horse breeder Jason Keys, is murdered and Neil becomes a suspect, he reluctantly adds amateur sleuth, racing analyst and teen psychologist to his resume. This is a Southern-fried tale blessed by an unconventional cast of characters who are at times more reminiscent of Greenwich Village than Houston."