All the Pretty Hearses: Book summary and reviews of All the Pretty Hearses by Mary Daheim

All the Pretty Hearses

A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery

By Mary Daheim

All the Pretty Hearses
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2011,
    288 pages.

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Cormac McCarthy has nothing on Mary Daheim - whose fabulous Bed-and-Breakfast mysteries win hands down when it comes to outrageous zaniness. In All the Pretty Hearses, Daheim, "the reigning queen of the cozies" (Portland Oregonian), embroils Hillside Manor hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn in a lethal case of insurance fraud and mystery meat gone bad, in the twenty-sixth installment of the hilarious, New York Times bestselling cozy mystery series that remains as fresh and funny as the very first.

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"Series fans will cheer as Judith sorts everything out with her usual combination of humor and exasperation." - Publishers Weekly

"Combines charm with chaos at a consistently polished level." - Kirkus Reviews

"Daheim brings lots of humor into her strong twenty-sixth mystery." - Booklist

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Mary Daheim Author Biography

Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim has been fascinated by story-telling since early childhood. She first listened, then read, and finally began to write her own fiction when she was ten. A journalism major at the University of Washington, she was the first female editor of The Daily where she attracted national attention with her editorial stance against bigotry.

After getting her B.A., she worked in newspapers and public relations, but in her spare time she tried her hand at novels. In 1983, Daheim’s first historical romance was published, followed by a half-dozen more before she switched genres to her original fictional love, mysteries, in 1991. Just Desserts and Fowl Prey, the first books in the Bed-and-Breakfast series were released in 1991. A year later...

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