Great job Keith M. I hope you write another mystery centered around fishing, especially in the mountains. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Constant Reader Top Contributor: If you are like me, you have no idea what a royal wulff is. You learn very quickly that a royal wulff is a classic fly fishing fly. This novel is the first in a series featuring Sean Stranahan.
Sean is an artist, an avid fisherman, and a former private detective who has recently moved to Montana after a divorce. There are two main strengths to the series: The first book in a series is always a bit tricky since the author has to establish the continuing characters, the setting, the atmosphere, and tell a story that is entertaining enough that the reader will want to read the next book in the series. Our author accomplished that goal.
Her father died in Montana after catching fish and cutting the notch before releasing them. As a feigned afterthought, she also wants him to find her brother. The Sheriff is Martha Ettinger and her character is a positive factor in the story. She is beginning with the unidentified dead body. Not unexpectedly, the investigations intersect and merge. I did not find it tedious or superfluous. The action moves at a reasonable pace, and the writing is reasonably skilled. The plot is at times fairly obvious, our mysterious client holds too much fascination with Sean, and some events defy credibility, but overall it was an entertaining read that I think my husband would like.
The jury is still out on how connected I become to the series, but I liked it enough to read the next one. One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 10 days ago. Published 1 month ago. Published 2 months ago. Published 4 months ago. Published 5 months ago. Published 6 months ago. Published 7 months ago. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I had a hard time with this one. The Author tried to combine Fly Fishing with a murder story but after a while I realized that it was the whole thing with fishing that was the focus and not the story itself. For those of us who do not fish it was just boring. Also, the main characters were very oddly constructed. It was hard to understand their reactions since it varied so much.
Finally, it was also very predictable so just just knew how it would end. I will not return to this series.
The Royal Wulff Murders (Sean Stranahan, #1) by Keith McCafferty
This is the first of Keith McCafferty's books in the Sean Stranahan mystery series currently 5 books. I've read them all, and, as my 5 stars indicate, I like them a lot. Sean is an artist, part-time "sort of" detective, but most of all a full-time fly fisherman. He moves to Bridger, Montana, from the NE after a divorce, primarily because it's got some of the best trout streams in the world.
The Royal Wulff Murders
He's scraping along as an artist when a beautiful and mysterious lady shows up at his studio door asking him to help find her brother, although she starts out by asking him to find a fish for her. Sean reluctantly agrees to help her, and, in the process, gets involved in a murder investigation, being conducted by the local sheriff, a tough, but lovable, female named Martha Ettinger. Initially, Martha views Sean only as a possible suspect, but, needless to say, their relationship develops as the book goes along.
There are a lot of other interesting and re-appearing characters in the series, the only disappearing characters being either corpses or Sean's latest love interest. So, without bothering too much with the plot or plots, let me sum it up by saying that you've got beautiful surroundings, good and interesting characters and character development, and clever and interesting yarns. All and all, these are keepers, and, if you happen to be a fly fisherman, you get lots and lots of talk about fly fishing, fly tying, casting, and just plain fishing.
Although Sean is much different, if you like the Walt Longmire books as I do , I can almost guarantee that you'll enjoy these books too.
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Most of all I like McCafferty's manner of writing and the characters were well defined and easy to remember. I am an older. I relieved a lot of my life thru his book and thankfully so. I have fished alone a lot in the mountains and other lakes since my childhood as my Cherokee dad taught me everything he knew. I never was afraid even though I encountered many wild animals, I know I was in God's hand not to have had any harm come from dangerous people and that is why my fishing experiences hold only wonderful memories.
I thought it was an excellent mystery and look forward to others. Anyone who ever crafted a lure and caught a fish with it knows the joy it brought and picture that day the rest of their life. Great job Keith M. I hope you write another mystery centered around fishing, especially in the mountains. One person found this helpful.
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Constant Reader Top Contributor: If you are like me, you have no idea what a royal wulff is. You learn very quickly that a royal wulff is a classic fly fishing fly. This novel is the first in a series featuring Sean Stranahan. Sean is an artist, an avid fisherman, and a former private detective who has recently moved to Montana after a divorce.
There are two main strengths to the series:
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