College Librarian India Hayes is back and better than ever in this new entry to Amanda Flower’s Agatha Award-nominated series.
India’s annoyance turns to suspicion as she discovers the body of Zen-like basket weaver‚ Tess Ross‚ on the festival grounds. Tess leaves behind an angry blacksmith husband‚ a confused adopted son‚ greedy siblings‚ a dysfunctional artists’ co-op‚ and a chocolate-colored labradoodle with a two-million-dollar trust in his name. India finds herself playing sleuth as well as foster-owner to the two-million-dollar labradoodle. With her own eccentric family commenting from the sidelines and her Irish-centric landlady‚ Ina Carroll‚ as volunteer sidekick‚ India must discover the truth before she has a permanent canine houseguest or she ends up the next victim in the basket weaver’s murder.
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Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.