By Mary Daheim
“Daheim writes with wit, knowledge, and an important heart."
Cormac McCarthy has not anything on Mary Daheim—whose remarkable Bed-and-Breakfast mysteries win palms down by way 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 coverage fraud and secret meat long past 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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Both Flynns knew better than to believe her words. But neither of them said so out loud. By Thursday afternoon, there had been no other requests for Room Three, though Judith had added one more guest, a single woman for Room Two. Rooms One and Five remained vacant, but at least the B&B was over half full. By the time her four Wednesday-night guests had checked out and the remaining middle-aged couple in Room Six had left for the day, Judith headed up to Falstaff’s Grocery to check out the weekly specials.
For a slow starter, Martha apparently couldn’t stop once she got up to speed. Hillside Manor did have a vacancy on Thursday. She didn’t know Alicia and Reggie Beard-Smythe very well, but they seemed like decent, if wealthy, people. Generally, Judith found that The Rich were definitely different, and not just because they had more money. Martha finally ran out of steam. Judith put the phone back to her ear. “Yes, I can give them the big bedroom or a smaller one. That’s their decision. ” “Understandable,” Martha said.
Drive around the block,” Judith said, rummaging in her purse to find the new cell phone her son, Mike, and his wife, Kristin, had given her for Christmas. ” Renie turned the corner—and found herself facing a detour sign in front of what was obviously a construction project. “Dammit! ” She put the Camry into reverse—and realized that a cement mixer was blocking her exit. “Oh, crap! Now we’re stuck! ” Swearing under her breath, she began honking the horn. “Hey,” Judith said, having dialed the downtown policedepartment number she’d memorized long ago.
All the Pretty Hearses: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-And-Breakfast Mysteries) by Mary Daheim