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Bed and Breakfast Mystery

Book 1: Just Desserts
Book 2: Fowl Play
Book 3: Holy Terrors
Book 4: Dune to Death
Book 5: Bantam of the Opera
Book 6: A Fit of Tempera
Book 7: Major Vices
Book 8: Murder My Suite
Book 9: Auntie Mayhem
Book 10: Nutty as a Fruitcake
Book 11: September Morn
Book 12: Wed and Buried
Book 13: Snow Place to Die
Book 14: Legs Benedict
Book 15: Creeps Suzette
Book 16: A Streetcar Named Expire
Book 17: Suture Self
Book 18: Silver Scream
Book 19: Hocus Croakus
Book 20: This Old Souse
Book 21: Dead Man Docking
Book 22: Saks and Violins
Book 23: Scots on the Rocks
Book 24: Vi Agra Falls
Book 25: Loco Motive
Book 26: All the Pretty Hearses
Book 27: The Wurst is Yet to Come
Book 28: Gone with the Win

ALL THE PRETTY HEARSES
Bed and Breakfast Mystery, Book 26
MARY DAHEIM
ISBN # 9780061351587
August 2011
Morrow
www.harpercollins.com
Hardcover
$23.95
278 Pages
Mystery/Cozy
Rating: 3 Cups

Judith Flynn is the owner of a bed and breakfast in her family home. She is married to her first love and second husband, Joe. She is also known as FASTO and is rapidly gaining fame as an amateur sleuth.

Renie Jones is Judith’s cousin and sidekick. She is a graphic designer and married to Bill, a semi-retired psychologist. She is Judith’s total opposite and her best friend.

January is usually the slow season at Hillside Manor, but a generous impulse at a church auction has Judith looking forward to a houseful of Paines. In the meantime, her husband is accused of murder, a guest appears and disappears, and so does Joe.

Fans of this series are going to enjoy the continuing adventures of Judith and Renie, but newcomers will find this novel a bit confusing. There are too many subplots and characters, and I found the characters difficult to like at times. The ending comes out of nowhere with no good clues leading up to it. The dialogue is brisk and witty, and the author’s sharp sense of humor makes up for a great deal, but I found the ending disappointing.

Maura
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