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

By Mary Daheim

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

Cormac McCarthy has not anything on Mary Daheim—whose marvelous 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 coverage fraud and secret meat long gone undesirable, within the twenty-sixth installment of the hilarious, New York Times bestselling comfortable secret sequence that is still as clean and humorous because the very first.

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She demanded. ” “Never mind Noah,” Judith snapped. ” Phyliss’s prunelike face was blank. ” “The police,” Judith said impatiently. ” Phyliss blinked two or three times. ” Judith shrieked. ” Phyliss gave a start. ” “Oooh . ” Judith leaned against the wall and took several deep breaths. ” she finally asked, trying to keep her voice and manner under control. “No. ” Phyliss seemed to realize that Judith was distressed. “I haven’t seen Mr. F. since he came down to the kitchen to get some coffee around eleven.

Judith was pressing the button when it dawned on her that she hadn’t asked for directions. She turned around to ask how he knew where she was going, but he was checking through another visitor’s items. The elevator arrived. Judith got in and poked the fifth-floor button. According to the list of departments, Booking was one of the sections on five. As the car rose, her heart sank. This can’t be real, she told herself—but it was. The elevator slid open to reveal an area that—despite its cleanliness and fresh paint—felt like the entrance to Dante’s Inferno.

Joe nodded. ” Judith narrowed her eyes. ” “It doesn’t,” he asserted. ” Judith was still leery. ” “I don’t think that’s true,” Joe said, looking serious. “This guy has physical proof that there’s some kind of harassment if not actual stalking going on. ” “For the same reason I mentioned earlier,” Joe explained. “He did call, but this sort of nuisance stuff isn’t a high priority with limited resources. ” Judith considered taking a second helping of pot roast but changed her mind. Joe was already forking more onto his plate and Gertrude would want the leftovers for sandwiches.

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