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Publisher Description

She should have known when she fished that Pink Floyd T-shirt out of the creek that it belonged to that waitress, the one who disappeared…

Kathryn “Ryn” Lowell has escaped the stifling confines of her office at the New York travel magazine she writes for and pulls into Trout Fork, a tiny fishing hamlet in the Colorado Rockies, to write an article about the town. She hasn’t been there long, when along with her orange tabby cat, Jack Kerouac, she discovers a T-shirt in the local creek that belonged to the missing waitress. Now foul play is suspected, and Ryn, who has fallen for the quaint mountain town, is determined to find the killer and give her new friends closure. Teaming up with the local police detective, who seems to want more than Ryn can give him, she puts it all on the line—her heart, her job, and her life.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 13
Black Opal Books
Black Opal Press LLC

Customer Reviews

Heather d b ,


I really enjoyed this book. I found the storyline interesting and the book hard to put down. The story is well written and developed and the characters as well. I would recommend reading.

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Mongrel2014 ,


This is a compelling mystery with a bit of romance. I love Ryn and the town of Trout Fork sounds like a wonderful place to live, except for the murder. This book is well-written with plenty of twists to keep me guessing to the end. This author is new to me and now I am looking forward to the next book by this author.

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Carol M Smith ,

D.M. O’Byrne’s Death in Trout Fork

Next stop....Trout Fork, Colorado!!!
Kathryn (Ryn) Lowell is a column writer
for a New York magazine. Run and her
cat, Jack travel from place to place to
feature out of the beaten path spots in
her travel column.
Trout Fork consists of a few fishing
cabins, Alma’s Cafe run by a singe mom,
Alma with. her teenage daughter as a
waitress, a bait shop, a liquor store and
an antique shop.
When Ryn discovers that the Cafe is
short handed in waitresses due to one
who up and left leaving her belongings
behind, she decides to help out until her
travel column is written.
Then while out jogging with a Jack on a
leash, they find a grave with the waitress
buried in it. It turns out the she didn’t just
leave but was murdered.
Ryn decides to play amateur sleuth.
The characters were all well casted for
this out of the way small town. The
regulars consisted alcoholic, a patriot, an
older eccentric woman, a religious zealot,
his very strict parents, a motorcycle group
of teachers on holiday, a slick real estate
developer, the developer wife, an outlaw
band of motorcyclists, a small town
detective, Alma’s husband plus a nearby
handsome town cop.
Murder, kidnapping, poison stream water
killing many, many fish, a fire add to the
drama, suspense, danger which seems
to have descended on Trout Fork.
Are they all related? Come along with Ryn
as she sets out to solve the mysteries along
with the handsome cop.
A good read that will keep you reading from
the first work until the end.
I volunteered to read Death in Trout Fork.
Thanks to the author via Booksprout for the
opportunity. My opinion is voluntary and my own.

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