This image is the cover for the book Flying Red Horse, The Pat and Jean Abbott Mysteries

Flying Red Horse, The Pat and Jean Abbott Mysteries

The Abbotts travel to Texas and their dachshund finds a dead body in a mystery starring “one of the more interesting married teams of detectives” (Thrilling Detective).

When Jean Abbott arrives in Dallas to join her private investigator husband, Pat, she’s disappointed to discover that their dog, Pancho, is not welcome at the hotel. She finds a temporary place for him with the daughter of Pat’s wealthy client, oilman Iles Dollahan. Then little Pancho comes across a corpse on the secretive family’s property—and the Dollahans put the pressure on to presume the death an accident so that it will be swiftly forgotten. With no obvious suspects to suggest murder, that could be a possibility—until Pat finds a will that changes everything . . .

Praise for the Pat and Jean Abbott Mysteries
“Lively and exciting.” —The New York Times

“Well-plotted and mystifying.” —Saturday Review

“Quite good.” —The Miami News

Frances Crane

Frances Crane (1890–1981) was an American author and former writer for the New Yorker. She was invited to leave Nazi Germany in the late 1930s after writing a number of unfavorable articles about Hitler. After settling in Taos, New Mexico, Crane introduced private investigator Pat Abbott and his future wife Jean in her first novel, The Turquoise Shop (1941). The Abbotts investigated crimes in a total of twenty-six volumes, each with a color in the title, with settings around the country and globe.

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