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Barnesville Public Library M OUS (Text) 33500012621041 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library M OUS (Text) 33500012621058 Main Checked out 12/22/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781250081261
  • ISBN: 1250081262
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2017.

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"Piper Prescott and Police Chief Wyatt McBride might have gotten off on the wrong foot but, over the past year, their interactions have evolved into a friendship of sorts. And when the body of Shirley Randolph is found floating in a fishing hole, their relationship reaches entirely new territory. Shirley, the town's Realtor of the Year, was also Wyatt's suspected romantic interest, and now the residents of Brandywine Creek are speculating that Wyatt is responsible for her death. As the town council moves to suspend the handsome lawman, Piper springs into action to save his reputation and possibly his freedom. She enlists the aid of her BFF, Reba Mae Johnson, along with Wyatt himself, to help solve the puzzle and find Shirley's real killer. Pointing them toward high-powered real estate tactics and possible affairs, the investigation soon becomes personal when Piper's shop, Spice It Up!, is burglarized, and she's forced off the road late one night, narrowly escaping serious injury. Realizing that she must be close to uncovering the truth, and that the evidence against Wyatt is no longer circumstantial, Piper resorts to drastic measures to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 December #2
    From the windows of Spice It Up! on the square in sleepy Brandywine Creek, Georgia, proprietor Piper Prescott can track the doings in town. It looks like hunky Police Chief Wyatt McBride and gorgeous real-estate agent Shirley Randolph are definitely an item. Piper expects to see them at the wedding of her former mother-in-law and a retired judge. But she doesn't. No one does. Just as the vows are said, cell phones ring, as law-enforcement personnel, the coroner, and a reporter slip out. Shirley's nude body has been found on McBride's property, making him the prime suspect. Piper believes he's innocent, but the hapless deputies in charge don't see it that way. Piper and her pal Reba Mae consider the other options as the town turns out for Shirley's funeral, the senior class holds its prom, and Shirley's real-estate clients scramble to complete transactions. Secondary characters from the four earlier titles in the series are back, adding depth and some backstory. This will appeal to fans of Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles series. Includes recipes. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

GAIL OUST is often accused of flunking retirement. Hearing the words "maybe it's a dead body" while golfing fired her imagination for writing a cozy. Ever since then, she has spent more time on a computer than at a golf course. She lives with her husband in McCormick, South Carolina.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.

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