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USA Today bestselling mystery maven Mary Daheim brings us another intriguing tale in her cherished Bed-and-Breakfast mystery series in which a trip down memory lane brings Judith and Renie back to their old neighbourhood, and they are drawn to a seemingly deserted house that is much more than meets the eye.
On a trip to Renie′s old neighbourhood, the cousins′ curiosity is piqued by a mysterious brick Tudor house that always looked deserted during Renie′s junior high school days. Surprised that the house still looks abandoned after all these years, Judith and Renie, of course, cannot resist an opportunity to snoop around. They discover that Mr. and Mrs. Bland have lived in the house since 1947, and after cornering the mailman and milkman, Judith and Renie also learn that the Blands receive regular mail and food deliveries, but no one has ever seen the occupants who simply pay the bills with cash they leave in the milk box. Although intrigued by these strange, but definitely not sinister, occurrences, Judith is ready to focus her attention once more on her neglected husband Joe and the busy B&B business. Until one day Judith finds a dead body in the trunk of her car. And it′s the Blands′ milkman...
A nostalgic trip back to Renie's old neighborhood wasn't meant to get B&B hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn's snooping engine revved up. But when the exotic and decrepit manse on Moonfleet Street that the cousins always thought was deserted turns out not to be, Judith figures what's wrong with giving the creaky old house a closer look? The friendly neighborhood milk man claims he's been making deliveries there for as long as he can remember. The seldom seen and rarely heard occupants, Dick and Jane Bland, and Jane's spinster sister, Sally, pay their dairy bills by putting cash in the milk box — a curious situation to be sure, but certainly nothing sinister. At least not until Judith goes from being suspicious to being a suspect when she opens the trunk of her car and discovers a dead body ... which, when alive, was tightly wrapped up in this whole blamed Bland business.
In the 20th installment of this beloved series, Judith McMonigal Flynn's interest in the goings-on in a seemingly empty house in Cousin Renie's old neighborhood leads the inquisitive B&B hostess to a mystery--and a murder.
About the Author
Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim began reading mysteries when she was seven. She started writing them when she was eleven, but her career as a published novelist didn't begin until much later. After graduating from the University of Washington's School of Communications, Daheim worked on small-town newspapers and in corporate public relations. Her goal to write fiction remained in place, however, and she began publishing the Bed-and-Breakfast series in 1991, adding the Alpine mysteries a year later. She is married to David Daheim, and the couple lives in Seattle. They have three grown daughters — Barbara, Katherine, and Magdalen. Daheim received the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2000 Achievement Award "for distinguished professional achievement and for enhancing the stature of the Northwest literary community."
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