I just finished up Laura Crum's first novel, Cutter, and am looking forward to tearing through the other 3 of Crum's novels waiting in my To-Read stack. Here's a little review I wrote up, if you're curious:
In the grand tradition of horse racing murder mystery guru Dick Francis, Laura Crum's heroine Gail McCarthy, DVM, finds herself suddenly embroiled in unsavory goings-on in the world of big money horse enterprises. Though no expert in the cutting world the mystery surrounds, Gail puts her able, inquisitive mind to the unsettling mysteries cropping up, with a little help from a charming paramour and an endearing, trusty old dog. Laura Crum's first effort presents us with a fun read including accurate equine information and descriptions that horse lovers are sure to appreciate regardless of their chosen disciplines. Fans of women detective mysteries will also enjoy some of the sly dialogue and the flavor of a strong female lead.
FYI Crum's novels are available on Amazon for just .99 in Kindle format! I still prefer physical books personally but options are good, so one way or the other--give these books a try!