All the Pretty Hearses: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

“Daheim writes with wit, knowledge, and an incredible heart."
 Carolyn Hart

Cormac McCarthy has not anything on Mary Daheim—whose awesome Bed-and-Breakfast mysteries win palms down in terms 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 assurance fraud and secret meat long past 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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Renie demanded. “Hi, coz,” Judith said meekly. ” “He’s rounder than he used to be,” Renie snapped. “And you’re obtuse. ” “I’m not calling you,” Judith said, trying to keep her nerves and her impatience in check. ” “Are you crazy? You know he hates the telephone even more than your mother does. If you want to reach Bill, send him a letter. He doesn’t open his mail very often, but you might get lucky. ’ ” “Even Oscar would be nicer than you’re being,” Judith shot back. “I really need to talk to your husband.

Joe shook his head. ” Joe’s cheerful expression changed to puzzlement. ” “I do,” she assured him. “It just sounds a little . . ” “Bill’s patients usually are a little strange,” Joe said drily. ” “You told me this person was . . ” Joe made a face. “Nobody’s ever ‘healed’—as you of all people know. ’ ” Joe nodded absently. ” “Innocuous stuff,” Joe replied, dishing yet more pot roast onto his plate. “A leather belt. Little restaurant cups of mustard and ketchup. ” He paused. ” Judith stared at Joe.

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. Woody told me that when I called to give him a heads-up on my involvement.

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