Girl with a Gun by Kari Bovee

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What a fun story this was! Set in the wild west, this follows a young Annie Oakley as she takes a job in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. A murder soon takes place, and Annie has to work to find out what happened.

I really enjoyed that this was a lighter story, really fitting into the cozy mystery genre. It was a fast read that grabbed my attention immediately. The historical setting was described well and gave details that really brought the story to life!

It’s fun to read a story about characters that you already kind of know from history. It made it really easy to get invested in the story!

I listened to this book on audio, and the narrator did a great job. If you are an audio listener, I would absolutely recommend this one!

Where to Find This Book:

Audible ~ Amazon ~ Goodreads

She’s on the rise to fame and fortune, but her sudden notoriety comes with some deadly consequences.

Annie Oakley thrives as a sharpshooter in the Wild West Show. Finally, she has a chance to save her family’s farm—and make her dreams come true.

But her act misfires when she discovers her Indian assistant dead in her tent. Uncovering a shocking secret from her assistant’s past, the girl with the gun believes it’s murder. Determined to find the truth, she ruffles some horse feathers, making enemies along the trail.

​But, when her prized gelding is stolen, Annie realizes she might have been the target all along.

Can Little Miss Sure Shot save her equine friend and find the killer before everything she’s worked for is destroyed?

​If you like a cunning mystery, a feisty heroine, and a fast-paced plot that keeps the pages turning, you’ll love this wild ride with the iconic Annie Oakley in the saddle.

Just the Facts:

Girl with a Gun by Kari Bovee
Genre: Historical Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Bosque Publishing
Pub Date: April 2020

When she’s not on a horse or walking along the beautiful cottonwood-laden acequias of Corrales, New Mexico; or basking on white sand beaches under the Big Island Hawaiian sun, Kari Bovee is escaping into the past—scheming murder and mayhem for her characters both real and imagined and helping them to find order in the chaos of her action-packed novels. Bovee writes the award-winning Annie Oakley Mystery Series and the Grace Michelle Mystery Series, and has more ideas than time for many, many more.

Author Links:  Website ~ Goodreads ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ InstagramPinterest


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