By Mary Daheim

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

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 beautiful 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 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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Well . . if it isn’t original, I don’t think we can use it,” Martha said. “There might be a trademark problem. ” “Sorry,” Judith replied without enthusiasm. ” “Yes . . well, no. You can, actually,” Martha went on, her voice brightening. ” Judith grew wary. “Uh . . I might. ” “It . . that is . . I just spoke to Alicia Beard-Smythe. Their furnace has gone out and the gas company can’t come until Friday. So many outages and problems, even in a mild winter like this one. They considered spending the night at a downtown hotel, but hated to leave their dog.

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? ” “Oh. ” Judith nodded again. “Why,” Renie inquired as she headed for Heraldsgate Avenue, “would he kill the subject of his surveillance? That means he gets paid for only what? ” 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.

Del, as he prefers to be called—more citizen-friendly—thought I might be a suspect. ” Judith grimaced. “I’d like to think you’re kidding, but . ” She let the words trail off. Joe nodded. “Exactly. ” “Oh, Joe! ” “No, it’s not,” Joe said. ” “Whoever lives next door. He—a single guy who works at home—was in the hall on his way back from somewhere when he heard the shot. He knew something about the vic and thought he might be sufficiently depressed from being paralyzed to off himself. The female caregiver was running errands, but of course her alibi will be checked.

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