The Cowboy Rides Away by Betsy Thornton: An interesting mystery. Cowboy Leroy Harris is found dead in his ranch house. It looks like a suicide, but friends of Leroy don't think he was the type to take his own life. Chloe Newcomb, a social worker transplant to New Dudley, AZ from New York City, is called out to the scene. She is part of the State Attorney's Victim Witness advocacy. She recognizes Leroy as someone she knew back in NYC many years ago, but by another name. She also feels that Leroy wouldn't have taken his own life, so she sets out to find out just who caused his death.
This is a first novel by Thornton. Published in 1996. A good, engrossing novel.