Holy Moly

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Holy Moly

Holy Moly When televangelist Peter Boothe decides to build a megachurch on the banks of the Pedernales River he thinks his biggest problem will be a few unhappy neighbors However when backhoe operator Hollis

  • Title: Holy Moly
  • Author: Ben Rehder
  • ISBN: 9780312357542
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When televangelist Peter Boothe decides to build a megachurch on the banks of the Pedernales River, he thinks his biggest problem will be a few unhappy neighbors However, when backhoe operator Hollis Farley unearths a rare fossil on the construction site a discovery that could lead to plenty of embarrassing Darwinian publicity the cover up begins Soon, Farley is deadWhen televangelist Peter Boothe decides to build a megachurch on the banks of the Pedernales River, he thinks his biggest problem will be a few unhappy neighbors However, when backhoe operator Hollis Farley unearths a rare fossil on the construction site a discovery that could lead to plenty of embarrassing Darwinian publicity the cover up begins Soon, Farley is dead, shot in the back with an arrow, and Game Warden John Marlin is asked to help with the case.What he and the local deputies find is a suspect list of biblical proportions Could it have been the bitter geology professor The private fossil collector with a somewhat unusual fetish The minister s wife who takes the Commandments rather lightly Or the geriatric environmentalist with a mean right hook Nothing is sacred in Rehder s most laughable satire yet, a twisted tale of greed, corruption, infidelity, and, yes, paleontology.

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    1. Donna on said:

      This series just gets better and better. As others have said it is Carl Hiaasen in Texas.

    2. Libtechgurugoddess on said:

      I read this for the April Death & Dessert book club meeting—our genre this month was Funny Bones in honor of April Fool's Day. Ben Rehder was a finalist back in 2003 for the Lefty Award for Most Humorous Mystery for the first book in his Blanco County mystery series, entitled "Buck Fever", so I thought this one (#6 in the series) would be pretty funny. I violated one of my major rules which is always to start at the beginning of a series and I'm sorry because this book might have been bett [...]

    3. Trever on said:

      Blanco County books are always fun. Blanco County books never quite really bowl me over. They're the hick version of "cozy mysteries" - Instead of little old ladies or B&B redecorators or cooking writers or whatever, we have Texas rednecks coping with the mystery of the week. This one is particularly fun, as it pokes a lot of satire at televangelism. When a rare dinosaur fossil is found on the site of a new megachurch complex, media embarrassment and murder ensues. Lightweight but enjoyable. [...]

    4. Karen on said:

      Take a sweet mystery you are starting to enjoy throw in smut like adults like animals in heat and what do you get? A desire to give a -5 and an unfinished book. Way to go Rehder. I am thankful there is only one book at the library by you. And here's to the future and hoping it will get lost by a patron and never found again. And to the past: Chuck it on my cannot finish shelf. There, I feel better.

    5. Michele Minor on said:

      This book is a cozy mystery with comedy moments. When backhoe operator Hollis Farley is found killed at his backhoe on the property of Peter Boothe’s new ministry location there are quite a few suspects that come up in the investigation and add that into the discovery of a fossil on the site that is worth a couple of million dollars there are plenty of suspects. This book in spite of being a mystery also has its comedic moments.

    6. Glenn on said:

      3.5 stars - I've now read all of Ben Rehder's books and they are consistently good reads. If you like mysteries with some comedic capers thrown in, along with wacky characters and zany plots, then check his books out.

    7. Alex DeBlois on said:

      With multiple plot lines and characters following those separately, it's obvious the author is expanding his techniques to create a whirlwind of excitement, letting those threads meander and expand, while still bringing them all back together for the finale. Blanco county just gets better.

    8. William Blake on said:

      Rehder's Blanco County series may be best appreciated by fans of mysteries, and especially those fans that reside in Texas. But the series has improved dramatically from book to book, and has not yet floundered in the predictability that besets so many books written serially.

    9. Scott on said:

      Keeping the series strongBen Rehder has kept the series fresh. Could use a bit more humor and not sure why so little Red.

    10. Shannon Noonan on said:

      The book was kind of slow at the beginning, but the writing and story quickly improved. The book turned out to be a pretty good read.

    11. Lisa on said:

      Rehder is like the Carl Hiaasen of Texas! Discovered that this is part of an ongoing series -- I'll surely read the others. Who doesn't like a fun read?

    12. John on said:

      Started a little slow but picked up as it went along. The book had some fairly funny parts, not a bad read I would look into more books by this author.

    13. Mylinda on said:

      Light, fun, cute. An easy read that poked a little fun along the way. Definitely going to look for more in this series.

    14. George on said:

      Captures the character of the Texas Hill Country like white on rice. Holy Moly is a mystery full of faints and hoodwinks. A quick, humorous, easy read.

    15. Kelly on said:

      Part satire, part police procedural, completely Texas Hill county and pitch perfect. Game warden helps solve the case involving murder, rare dinosaur bones,and televangelist. Fun stuff, folks!

    16. Johnny on said:

      Another Blanco County Special from the squirrelly characters of Ben Rehder's mind. Enjoyed this tale. Keep'em coming.

    17. Nancy on said:

      This Blanco County book is great fun and it has some hilarious characters. My one complaint is that there are soooo many characters that it's hard to keep them straight.

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    19. Marilyn on said:

      Goodthe murder of one man became a big changle to a small town police department due to the fact that their w

    20. Robbie on said:

      This is such a good series. The characters are likeable, the story moves quickly and I love the way real justice is served. I rate this one 4.5 stars.

    21. James Hollomon on said:

      If you like whodunit mysteries as complex as anything conceived by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes series, then grab a copy of Texas author Ben Rehder's sixth book in his Blanco County series. It's a convoluted and thrilling expose of dark human nature kept bright by a healthy sprinkling of humor from highbrow to droll and mordant styles. The action never lets up. The book is a real page turner. SPOILER ALERT:I would have rated the book 5 stars save for one flaw. The plot revolves [...]

    22. Tinav on said:

      Quick read, delightfully funny. I'm going to pick up the rest in this Blanco County, Texas series. It's a nice cast of accessible characters, some who lean toward cariacature (the good old boys weighing 300 pounds who hunt, fish, and sit around watching sports, for instance), but all well-drawn. I've jumped into the middle of this series, whose center seems to be the game warden who works cases sometimes with the local sheriff (such wardens being full-fledged peace officers in Texas). In Holy Mo [...]

    23. Robert on said:

      "When televangelist Peter Boothe decides to build a megachurch on the banks of the Pedernales River, he thinks his biggest problem will be a few unhappy neighbors. However, when backhoe operator Hollis Farley unearths a rare fossil on the construction site---a discovery that could lead to plenty of embarrassing Darwinian publicity---the cover-up begins."Ben Rehdar has got a whole series "Blanco County Mysteries." and I've read/heard them all. Country Game Warden John Marlin and a whole assortmen [...]

    24. Donna on said:

      Blanco county Game Warden John Marlin John Marlin is called to help investigate the murder of a backhoe operator. Throw a megachurch pastor and dinosaur bones into the mix of the mystery and the story takes some unusual turns. I like books with game wardens or forest rangers set in descriptive outdoors and I enjoy books in Central Texas locale. So I've read every book I can find in this series. The author breaks each chapter into perspectives from different characters so I have to pay attention [...]

    25. Bob on said:

      this is the third of ben rehder's blanco county mysteries that i've read and they keep getting better. the characters are about as down-home texas as you can get and the plots keep me interested without that usual feeling of 'what am i doing wasting my time reading this?' that often comes half way through a book. i really recommend this series to anyone who enjoys good mysteries that don't take themselves too seriously. this one involves a t.v. preacher, a dead back-hoe operator, a fossil, and a [...]

    26. David on said:

      I enjoyed this in the same way that I enjoy crime novels by Carl Hiaasen and Harlan Coben. The characters are painted in broad strokes and the plot is humorous but improbable. A good page turning read.

    27. Stephanie on said:

      Win a signed copy of Ben Rehder's sixth comic crime novel,Holy Moly, during Texas Writers Month bestselling author interview series at stephaniebarko/2011/05/05/.

    28. Lacey on said:

      Huge fan of Rehder and his Blanco County series. However, this one just didn't really do it for me like the others. Really enjoyed #5, but Holy Moly wasn't as exciting, humorous, or clever as is typical for Rehder. Still worth reading if you enjoy the series.

    29. Russ on said:

      I've yet to read a Ben Rehder book that isn't great. Every one of the books in the Blanco County series are fantastic fun reads.

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