TENSLEEP - NR Andrews, Sarah - 1st in Em Hansen series. The oil fields of Wyoming are a hard place to make a living. It's even harder with a murderer on the loose. Sarah Andrews is a geologist who writes mystery novels about a geologist. She currently lives in northern California and invests her free time on community pursuits and flying, skiing, and sailing with her husband and son. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. Other books in the series. Em Hansen Mystery (1 - 10 of 11 books). Books by Sarah Andrews.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Em Hansen, the only woman on an isolated oil rig and an outsider to little Meeteetse, Wyoming, attempts to discover the cause of two suspicious deaths.
Tensleep is a winner! Sarah Andrews combines the best elements of the mystery and the novel of the contemporary West to bring us a fresh-voiced new heroine. Gaea, the Association for Women Geoscientists newsletter. Em Hansen is someone I can really identify with. A major part of the joy of this book is witnessing Em’s personal and professional growth as she grapples with solving the mystery in all its geological, oil-field technical, and human aspects".
Publication date 1994. Topics Hansen, Em (Fictitious character), Forensic geology, Women geologists. Publisher New York : O. Penzler Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by YoshikoM on September 20, 2010.
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I picked up this book earlier this week at a used-book store and was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the mystery good, but a female sleuth who did not irritate me (as so many other feminine sleuths do, . Kinsey Milhone, Stephanie Plum, Kay Scarpetta, and yes, Miss Marple, too). If you are a fan of the series, Tensleep is a must read. I am really surprised that this, Sarah Andrews first (and in some ways best) novel is out of print. It is worth the $$$$ you will have to pay for a used copy.
Geologist Emily Hansen, working as a mudlogger in the Tensleep Sandstone oilfield near tiny Meeteetse, Wy. is sorely troubled by the seemingly accidental death of head geologist Bill Kretzmer and the subsequent killing of his protÇgÇ Willie Sewell, who had suspicions of his own. Inexplicable things are happening at the drilling operations, too, all of it overseen by vulgarly nasty company engineer Ed Meyer and his quiet sidekick Merle Johnson. Geologist Emily Hansen, working as a mudlogger in the Tensleep Sandstone oilfield near tiny Meeteetse, Wy.
The protagonist is an underachieving woman geologist trying to blend with the male world of an oil rig in the hinterlands of Wyoming. However, the routine is shattered by two strange and inexplicable deaths and questionable details of the operation.
Series: Em Hansen Mystery (1). Members. Em Hansen is a "mudlogger" in a remote Wyoming town working on an oil rig. As the only woman on the crew, she has to be good at her job and tough-skinned. The company geologist is murdered; she carefully unravels a complex scheme. No descriptions found.