All the Pretty Hearses: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

“Daheim writes with wit, knowledge, and a tremendous heart."
 Carolyn Hart

Cormac McCarthy has not anything on Mary Daheim—whose excellent Bed-and-Breakfast mysteries win arms down in terms of outrageous zaniness. In All the gorgeous Hearses, Daheim,“the reigning queen of the cozies” (Portland Oregonian), embroils Hillside Manor hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn in a deadly case of assurance fraud and secret meat long gone undesirable, within the twenty-sixth installment of the hilarious, New York Times bestselling comfortable secret sequence that continues to be as clean and humorous because the very first.

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Judith kept nodding. “Why did you ask for Bill? ” Judith scowled at Renie. “Of course not. I knew you were busy, and Bill is never daunted by any situation. ” “True,” Renie conceded, starting down the steep street known as the Counterbalance from the era when a cable car ran from top to bottom. ” Judith cried. ” “It’s also absurd,” Renie said. “We know he didn’t shoot him, and if Woody’s on the job, he knows it, too. This is a mere inconvenience. ” In Judith’s current frazzled state, her cousin’s rationale almost made sense.

Renie said as they moved on to broccolini. ” “Well . ” Judith paused to reflect on her reaction when, after a twenty-year absence, the love of her life had walked through Hillside Manor’s front door. Detective Joe Flynn had been the primary assigned to the apparent murder of a fortune-teller. The victim’s death had set a new life in motion for Judith—and Joe. ” “I can still help tomorrow night if you want me,” Renie said. Judith studied the broccolini. ” Renie thought for a moment. “Some think it’s a cross between broccoli and asparagus, but it’s not.

She hung up. Judith put the phone down. She was shaking, but didn’t know if it was from fear or relief—or both. Seven minutes later, Renie pulled up in front of the B&B and honked. Judith had already told Phyliss she was going out and to please let Gertrude know. For once, the cleaning woman didn’t grumble about having to confront Judith’s mother. “I figured you’d be ready to roll,” Renie said as Judith got into the car. “Where to? ” Judith nodded. Renie turned to exit the cul-de-sac. “Dare I ask why your husband got collared?

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