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ISBN13: 9780312643232
ISBN10: 0312643233
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Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, she's so busy delivering home-style justice on her days off, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she barely has time to run her sewing shop in her rural Missouri hometown. Some men need more convincing than others, but it's usually nothing a little light bondage or old-fashioned whuppin' can't fix. Since Stella works outside of the law, she's free to do whatever it takes to get the job done---as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.

When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good husband, Roy Dean, it looks like an easy case. Until Roy Dean disappears with Chrissy's two-year-old son, Tucker. Stella quickly learns that Roy Dean was involved with some very scary men, as she tries to sort out who's hiding information and who's merely trying to kill her. It's going to take a hell of a fight to get the little boy back home to his mama, but if anyone can do it, it's Stella Hardesty.

Sophie Littlefield possesses all the verve and confidence of a seasoned pro. This debut novel rings true at every heart-stopping turn, utterly bewitching us with its gutsy, compassionate voice and boasting some of the most captivating, complex characters in crime fiction today.

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Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel!

Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, shes so busy delivering home-style justice, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that shes barely got time to run her sewing shop. Since Stella works outside of the law, shes free to do whatever it takes to be convincing—as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.

When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good, husband Roy Dean, it looks like just another standard job. But then Chrissys two-year-old son is taken, and Stella finds herself up against a much more formidable enemy.

A Bad Day for Sorry won an Anthony Award for Best First Novel and an RT Book Award for Best First Mystery. It was also shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, and Macavity Awards, and it was named to lists of the year's best mystery debuts by the Chicago Sun-Times and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

About the Author

Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri. She lives with her family near San Francisco, California.

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Reina, January 8, 2011 (view all comments by Reina)
Stella is a fantastic character--tough yet tender--and she and the other characters are well rounded without giving away too much too soon. This page turner is gritty enough to satisfy the genre but has appeal for any reader of mystery or women's fiction.
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Jacki Chase, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Jacki Chase)
This is the beginning of a series of books and I can hardly wait for the next one!
It had moments of humor along with serious suspense. An absolute gem for both female and male readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312643232
Author:
Littlefield, Sophie
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective/Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.15 x 5.61 x 0.79 in

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Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel!

Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, shes so busy delivering home-style justice, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that shes barely got time to run her sewing shop. Since Stella works outside of the law, shes free to do whatever it takes to be convincing—as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.

When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good, husband Roy Dean, it looks like just another standard job. But then Chrissys two-year-old son is taken, and Stella finds herself up against a much more formidable enemy.

A Bad Day for Sorry won an Anthony Award for Best First Novel and an RT Book Award for Best First Mystery. It was also shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, and Macavity Awards, and it was named to lists of the year's best mystery debuts by the Chicago Sun-Times and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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