Synopses & Reviews
The charming Hillside Manor is the perfect B&B for a few days of R&R. Okay, so it also features the occasional corpse or two. But is a small body count really any reason for the state to yank Judith McMonigle Flynn's innkeeper's license? Exhausted from answering the nosy critics from the state B&B association, Judith needs a change of scenery. Volunteering to help out at the State B&B booth during Oktoberfest is just the opportunity she's looking for. But before the beer begins flowing, Judith finds a dead body. Unfortunately, Judith's reputation has preceded her, and the local police chief wants her help. So Judith hits on a brilliant idea: her cousin Renie will pose as the sleuth. Now, what could possibly go wrong?
"When bodies begin to pile up at a stately bed and breakfast in the remote German countryside, innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn must find a way to restore her reputation and do her part to assist the local investigation. But when the police chief asks for Flynn's help, she foolishly persuades her cousin to impersonate a detective. Lindsay Ellison reads the audio edition, and unfortunately her narration with its rushed delivery and world-weary tone fails to capture the spirit of this cozy mystery set in the Bavarian mountains. And while her renditions of the characters feature distinct voices and dialects, they never fully capture the essence of the characters. All in all, cozy fans will likely be disappointed. A William Morrow hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Author Mary Daheim presents a delightfully witty entry in the popular Bed-and-Breakfast series.
About the Author
Mary Richardson Daheim is a Seattle native with a degree in communications from the University of Washington. Realizing at an early age that getting published in books with real covers might elude her for years, she worked on daily newspapers and in public relations to help avoid her creditors. She lives in her hometown in a century-old house not unlike Hillside Manor, except for the body count. Daheim is also the author of the Alpine mystery series and the mother of three daughters.
Lindsay Ellison is a multi-talented performer who specializes in audiobooks, dance and drumming.