Weight Winners, in Colorado Springs, is a support group for people who want to lose weight. Ellie Bernstein is its group leader. When Ellie's significant other, Peter Miller, a homicide detective with the C.S.P.D., invites her to vacation with him for one "stress-free" week at a dude ranch outside Aspen, she accepts with trepidation. She suffers from acrophobia and tends to avoid such sports as sky-diving, skiing, bungee jumping, and horseback riding. A dead body found near the ranch's ravine would ordinarily jump-start Ellie's sleuthing skills. Only this time she's in unfamiliar territory. She's never been to Aspen before; she knew and adored the victim-a world-renowned Aspen artist-and to make matters worse, the wife who jump-started his career seems to be missing. Nevertheless, Ellie desperately needs to find the "art patron" who murdered her friend, and she needs to make friends with a black stallion named Satan...before the weight loss she's achieved becomes permanent in a way she's never imagined.
"It is so refreshing to read a book where the leading lady isn't 20-something and a perfect size three. Even young, athletic and naturally slim Kit doesn't draw Peter's eye away from Ellie. How wonderful is that! . . . The author has penned a wonderful tale that will enthrall the reader. . . . Sit back and enjoy!" --Love Romances