Thursday, September 15, 2011

LET'S GET COZY: ALL THE PRETTY HEARSES--- A BED-AND-BREAKFAST MYSTERY GIVEAWAY

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ALL THE PRETTY HEARSES
A BED-AND-BREAKFAST MYSTERY
BY MARY DAHEIM
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Bed-and-breakfast owner and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn has to deal with a case of insurance fraud—and mystery meat gone bad—in this delightful entry to the beloved series by USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim...

All the Pretty Hearses
 
There’s no “fun” in “fund-raiser” for Judith McMonigle Flynn when she donates an overnight stay at Hillside Manor for the parish school’s annual auction—not when the pricey winning bid goes to the persnickety Paine family. Dinner is included—if Judith can sort through the endless allergies and aversions of the painfully picky Paines. The last thing she needs is another B&B guest who checks out permanently. Thankfully, her husband, Joe, is home early. His latest surveillance job has just ended abruptly with a .38 Smith & Wesson blowing away the insurance fraud suspect. Unfortunately, the gun belongs to Joe, who finds himself in a jail cell as a murder suspect while Judith tries to find what’s left of her mind—and the real killer.

But Joe’s dilemma and the unbearable Paines aren’t Judith’s only problems. Her cantankerous mother, Gertrude, has agreed to let a wealthy parishioner stable a horse in her toolshed apartment; cousin Renie is trying to force-feed her loathsome Shrimp Dump recipe to the parish cookbook fundraising committee; and neighbor Arlene Rankers wants to know why some parish schoolkids, including her grandson, are sick after the weekly hamburger lunch.

Judith figures she’s already got way too much on her plate, so what else could possibly go wrong? On the other hand, at Hillside Manor, what can possibly go right?

To read an excerpt of ALL THE PRETTY HEARSES, visit Harper Collins "Browse Inside" feature HERE

PRAISE FOR ALL THE PRETTY HEARSES:
“Series fans will cheer.”
Publishers Weekly on All the Pretty Hearses
 “Combines charm with chaos at a consistently polished level.”
Kirkus Reviews on All the Pretty Hearses
 “Daheim brings lots of humor into her strong twenty-sixth mystery.”
Booklist on All the Pretty Hearses

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim lives three miles from the house where she was raised. From her dining nook she can see the maple tree in front of her childhood home. Mary isn’t one for change when it comes to geography. Upon getting her journalism degree from the University of Washington (she can see the campus from the dining nook, too), she went to work for a newspaper in Anacortes WA. Then, after her marriage to David Daheim, his first college teaching post was in Port Angeles where she became a reporter for the local daily. Both tours of small-town duty gave her the background for the Alpine/Emma Lord series.
Mary spent much of her non-fiction career in public relations (some would say PR is fiction, too). But ever since she learned how to read and write, Mary wanted to tell stories that could be put between book covers (e-readers were far into the future and if she hadn’t seen her daughter’s iPad, she might not know they exist). Thus, she began her publishing career with the first of seven historical romances before switching to mysteries in 1991. If Mary could do the math, she’d know how many books she’s published. Since she can’t, she estimates the total is at least 55. Or something. See below—count ‘em if you can.
At the time of her husband and mentor’s death in February 2010, David and Mary had been married for over 43 years. They have three daughters, Barbara, Katherine and Magdalen, and two granddaughters, Maisy and Clara. They all live in Seattle, too. Those apples don’t move far from the tree…literally. 

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141 comments:

debbie said...

I love a good cozy mystery, and this one sounds like it has alot going on. I would love to see how she gets her husband out of jail, and solves the crime.
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Becky said...

This is a new author to me. This series sounds wonderfully humorous. Thanks for the review!

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It sounds like Judith is having a tough week. Iwanna see how she's gonna wrap all this up!
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Something I found interesting on her website is ever since Mary learned how to read and write,she wanted to tell stories that could be put between book covers. I"m so glad she stuck to that!
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I haven't read any of Daheim's cozies, so thanks for the info and chance to win.
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Her Alpine series looks good too.
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Sue Farrell said...

I have read many of the Alpine series by this author---don't know how I've missed her B&B series---but your review has made me interested in starting this series with this book now.
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I see on the author's website that "Alpine Winter" is due out in November.
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Ha, ha, you had me at "Painfully Picky Paines"" - right there I know this book is going to be a fun one!

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This sounds awesome! I have a lot of experience with silent auctions and I love that it's mentioned in this book. Would love to read it!

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A B&B cozy - sounds fascinating! Love the cover.
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