The Royal Wulff murders / Keith McCafferty.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Sheriff Martha Ettinger investigates the suspected murder of a young man retrieved from the Madison River in Montana with a trout fly stuck in his lip.
    • ISBN:
      9780670023264 : HRD
      0670023264 : HRD
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      MCCAFFERTY, K. The Royal Wulff murders. [s. l.]: Viking, 2012. ISBN 9780670023264. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McCafferty K. The Royal Wulff Murders. Viking; 2012. Accessed July 9, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      McCafferty K. The Royal Wulff Murders. Viking; 2012. Accessed July 9, 2020.
    • APA:
      McCafferty, K. (2012). The Royal Wulff murders. Viking.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McCafferty, Keith. 2012. The Royal Wulff Murders. Viking.
    • Harvard:
      McCafferty, K. (2012) The Royal Wulff murders. Viking. Available at: (Accessed: 9 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McCafferty, K 2012, The Royal Wulff murders, Viking, viewed 9 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McCafferty, Keith. The Royal Wulff Murders. Viking, 2012. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McCafferty, Keith. The Royal Wulff Murders. Viking, 2012.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McCafferty K. The Royal Wulff murders [Internet]. Viking; 2012 [cited 2020 Jul 9]. Available from:


LJ Reviews 2012 February #1

It's all about the trout. When sultry singer Velvet Lafayette hires Montana PI Sean Stranahan to fish—and find the exact spot her late father went fly-fishing a year earlier—Sean wants to believe her. But the real story involves her brother's recent drowning death, deemed suspicious by local law enforcement. Sheriff Martha Ettinger fishes also, and she knows that a key clue is a particular type of fly, the Royal Wulff. The second clue is whirling disease, a parasitic malady that has decimated the local trout population. When Sam, a fishing guide, is shot, Sean knows the killer is panicking about possible witnesses. If Sean or Martha can figure out why fishing is bringing out the hunting instincts, they will be closing in on the perpetrator. VERDICT McCafferty's superb outdoor writing (not surprising for an editor at Field & Stream magazine) feels like an academic mystery thanks to a complex research topic that sometimes dilutes the mystery plot. Recommend this debut to lovers of environmentally themed mysteries by such authors as C.J. Box, but don't forget Victoria Houston's fly-fishing Wisconsin sheriff ("Loon Lake Fishing Mysteries"), if readers want to continue along that vein.

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PW Reviews 2011 December #3

A fisherman snags a body from a river, a sultry singer asks an artist to catch a fish her late father caught and marked, and feisty Montana sheriff Martha Ettinger refuses to take the easy way out in McCafferty's thoroughly entertaining debut. Sean Stranahan, a recently transplanted Vermonter now living in Bridger, Mont., owns the art studio Blue Ribbon Watercolors, whose window sign includes the odd postscript "Private Investigations." Velvet Lafayette is the lounge singer with the unusual and fishy request that hooks Stranahan. McCafferty blends plenty of fly-fishing lore (the Royal Wulff is a lure) with a host of intriguing characters, including fishing guide Rainbow Sam, Cottonwood Inn owner Doris Sizemore, and Blackfeet tracker Harold Little Feather. Only the sharp-eyed observation of the medical examiner suggests the body was a murder victim rather than an accidental drowning. The eventual identification of the victim helps link Stranahan's task to that of the sheriff. The vivid Montana setting is a plus. Agent: Dominick Abel. (Feb.)

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