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  • Published: 6 August 2024
  • ISBN: 9781640092969
  • Imprint: Catapult
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $36.99

Going Local

A Jules Clement Novel



Love and rodeos, land and greed. The inhabitants of Blue Deer are gearing up for the annual Fourth of July rodeo, with out-of-towners descending upon the town “in a kind of berserk westward ho.” When the bodies of an environmental lawyer and his lover are found bobbing inside a tent in a reservoir, Jules at first assumes jealousy, but follows the evidence through the intricacies of mining law, rodeos, and explosions, leading to a proposed resort in the Crazy Mountains.

Going Local continues the exploits of Sheriff Jules Clement in this all new edition of the second installment in the critically acclaimed mystery series.

“What seems characteristic of the best crime writing is surpassingly true of Jamie Harrison: she is creating entertainment and diversion, but she is also writing social history as accurate in its essences as a road map and generating a most admirable work of literature.” —Los Angeles Times

“You haven’t been west in any meaningful sense until you’ve been to Blue Deer, Montana . . . rekindles our delight in Ms. Harrison’s offbeat sensibility and tart regional voice.” —The New York Times Book Review

Love and rodeos, land and greed. The inhabitants of Blue Deer are gearing up for the annual Fourth of July rodeo, with out-of-towners descending upon the town “in a kind of berserk westward ho.” When the bodies of an environmental lawyer and his lover are found bobbing inside a tent in a reservoir, Jules at first assumes jealousy, but follows the evidence through the intricacies of mining law, rodeos, and explosions, leading to a proposed resort in the Crazy Mountains.

Going Local continues the exploits of Sheriff Jules Clement in this all new edition of the second installment in the critically acclaimed mystery series.

“What seems characteristic of the best crime writing is surpassingly true of Jamie Harrison: she is creating entertainment and diversion, but she is also writing social history as accurate in its essences as a road map and generating a most admirable work of literature.” —Los Angeles Times

  • Published: 6 August 2024
  • ISBN: 9781640092969
  • Imprint: Catapult
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $36.99

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Praise for Going Local

“What seems characteristic of the best present crime writing is surpassingly true of Jamie Harrison: she is creating entertainment and diversion, but she is also writing social history as accurate in its essences as a road map and generating a most admirable work of literature.” —Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times

“You haven’t been west in any meaningful sense until you’ve been to Blue Deer, Montana… Jules rekindles our delight in Ms. Harrison’s offbeat sensibility and tart regional voice.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Jules is charming, sexy, slightly unstable, and yet at bottom incorruptible… He was born to keep the peace in Blue Deer, the sort of town that rascals grow misty-eyed over.” —David Delman, Philadelphia Inquirer

"As in her first mystery, The Edge of the Crazies, Harrison mingles dark and (sometimes strange) comic elements to good effect. She is a dab hand at creating an assortment of characters, tossing them together, giving them something to squabble over and setting them loose--and if some end up dead, well, that just gives droll, intelligent Jules a way to earn his keep." ––Publishers Weekly (starred)