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Publisher Description

A coroner becomes a sleuth when an innocent friend is accused of murder in this hardboiled mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author of Dead Even.

When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss/best friend, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the ghoulish Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Since the whole town knows Shannon recently had a very public spat with her estranged husband, Erik, he’s suspect #1. But Mattie happens to know Erik truly loved his wife, and is simply incapable of the brutal act—even if he owns the exact same caliber handgun as the murder weapon . . .

Determined to unearth the truth, Mattie puts her scalpel-sharp medical skills to work, and digs a little deeper. What she uncovers is stranger than anyone could have imagined . . .

“Ryan shows growing skill at mixing humor with CSI-style crime.”—Publishers Weekly
“The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . .while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.”—Booklist

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
January 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Kensington Books
SELLER
Kensington Publishing Corp.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

MJLDRL ,

An entertaining read

Ms Ryan has continued where she left off with "Scared Stiff". She manages to develop memorable characters and blend humor and mystery with a delightful result. Her working knowledge of medicine keeps the story accurate as well as entertaining. I look forward to more Mattie mishaps, romance and mysteries solved.

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