Murder on The Texas Eagle
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Murder on the Mississippi Queen
Murder in the Mystery Mansion
Doreen Sizemore is an opinionated old Kentucky woman who stumbles over an unsolved homicide every time she travels to see her extended family--and it's starting to get on her nerves!
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Doreen Sizemore is tougher than an old hickory stump and more opinionated than a pulpit-pounding preacher. The only thing Doreen hates worse than stumbling over another dead body is finding a rattlesnake sunning itself in her bean patch. Her hardscrabble life in South Shore, Kentucky makes her an unlikely sleuth, but every time Doreen leaves home she ends up embroiled in another murder mystery.
Sandy Granger, the director of a local production of Steel Magnolias, was found strangled in the third-floor balcony of the Brandywine Creek Opera House. Sandy, it seems, had not endeared herself to cast or crew. Complaints about her ran the gamut from her management style to her lack of people skills. Everyone connected with the production falls under suspicion, including Piper Prescott’s BFF, Reba Mae Johnson, who made it well known how unhappy she is that she was cut from the cast.
When the spotlight for the dastardly deed shines on Reba Mae, Piper rushes to her friend’s defense. Who among Sandy’s detractors was angry enough to wrap a silk scarf around her neck—and pull tight? Will Piper succeed in solving the case before she becomes the killer’s encore performance? And will she ever learn just how to prepare the perfect curry? As delicious as it is charming, this entry in Gail Oust’s mouth-watering Spice Shop Mysteries, Curried Away, is sure to delight both old fans and new.
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-- Carolyn G. Hart
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