Suture Self by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

Nationwide bestselling writer, the incomparable Mary Daheim, makes her long-awaited hardcover debut with a comfy secret nonpareil. Plucky bed-and-breakfast hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn and her acerbic cousin Renie are analyzing large undesirable drugs, So hold directly to your gurney...and fee your important symptoms on the door!Judith McMonigle Flynn is despondent because the wintry weather blahs set in with a vengeance. A bum hip has pressured her to close down Hillside Manor briefly and limp off to reliable Cheer medical institution for a miles wanted operation. it is the exact same "haven of therapeutic" the place a recognized actress lately passed away after regimen foot surgical procedure, and the place an ace baseball pitcher in for an elbow operation used to be tossed out of the game...permanently. Judith is sure that her scheduled date with a scalpel has put her on the best of the bleak Reaper's "hip list." a minimum of she's no longer on my own. Cousin Renie is checking in -- although expectantly now not trying out -- whilst to have a shoulder surgically corrected, yet that is small comfort at best.Good Cheer, it kind of feels, is whatever yet. With one examine the medieval destroy of a spot administered by means of a doddering selection of clergy, Judith is confident that she and Renie may be fortunate if they're rolled out of the OR alive. yet they're -- notwithstanding an identical success doesn't expand to an ex-pro soccer quarterback, who's sacked by way of deadly knee surgical procedure, the 3rd unbelievable, high-profile loss of life in under a month.Since they're caught during this chamber of Hippocratic horrors for your time, Judith feels it truly is hers and Renie's responsibility to resolve the nice Cheer carnage. What they notice is that the checklist of capability Angels of dying is kind of vast certainly, incorporating not-so-well-wishing kinfolk, in all likelihood homicidal health center volunteers, lethal docs...even the hyped up, corporate-ladder-climbing leader of employees himself. yet because the mortality expense rises -- in addition to Judith's blood strain -- the worst prognosis of all is the one who indicates the cousins' interest is terminal...and that the killer is saving the final, deadly dose of medication for them.From simply cakes to A Streetcar Named Expire to this, her most up-to-date, such a lot wildly winning operation, Mary Daheim's delightfully zany Bed-and-Breakfast mysteries are only what the health practitioner ordered.

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A brief, deadly ill- SUTURE SELF 45 ness. An auto accident. Getting caught in the gunfire of a drive-by shooting. ” “Lovely,” Heather said absently. “Good night, Mrs. ” Margie Randall drifted away. Judith leaned slightly toward the nurse. “I was wondering, who operated on Joaquin Somosa and Joan Fremont? ” Heather removed the blood pressure cuff from Renie’s arm and looked at Judith. “It was Dr. Garnett, the same surgeon who performed Mr. Randall’s surgery. I remember, because it’s sort of unusual.

Judith felt as if she were in a cage instead of a bed. Renie glared at Judith. ” Her cousin had a point. Judith tried to relax. She could hear the distorted sounds of the hospital loudspeaker, summoning certain parties to specific places. “Okay,” Judith inquired, “who do you think is in Randall’s room besides Margie and Dr. ” “A couple of nurses, maybe,” Renie said. “What’s her name? Appleby? Oh, and Sister Jacqueline, but she just came out and is headed”—Renie paused—“right past me. ” The doctor who had reminded Renie of Ronald Colman came back into the hallway.

Dr. Alfonso echoed, following the nurse out into the hall. “Dr. ” Judith’s jaw dropped. Surely not another local celebrity had succumbed at Good Cheer Hospital. She pricked up her ears, trying to catch the nurse’s fading reply. “Not Bob Randall,” she said. “It’s his brother, Jim. ” Renie made an airy gesture of dismissal with her left hand. “Maybe he’s dead. ” Judith stared incredulously at her cousin. ” Renie’s face fell as she realized the enormity of what she had just said. “No,” she agreed, a hand to her head.

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