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Also by Amanda Flower:

Andi Under Pressure, October 2014
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A Plain Scandal, February 2013
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A Plain Death, July 2012
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Murder In A Basket, February 2012
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Murder In A Basket
Amanda Flower

An India Hayes Mystery
Five Star
February 2012
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Featuring: India Hayes; Carmen; Tess Ross
284 pages
ISBN: 1432825674
EAN: 9781432825676
Kindle: B004HO6AK4
Paperback / e-Book
$25.95
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Mystery Woman Sleuth

College librarian and struggling artist India Hayes isn't sure how her older sister Carmen talked her into managing a face-painting booth at the Stripling, Ohio, Founders' Day Festival or how Carmen convinced her to wear the pink gingham pioneer dress, including mobcap and granny boots, but that's where she finds herself in a chilly October just before Halloween.

India's annoyance turns to suspicion as she discovers the body of Zen-like basket weaver, Tess Ross, on the festival grounds. Tess leaves behind an angry blacksmith husband, a confused adopted son, greedy siblings, a dysfunctional artists' co-op, and a chocolate-colored labradoodle with a two-million-dollar trust in his name.

Much to India's dismay, she learns Tess is the sister of her stuffy college provost, Samuel Lepcheck, and the mother of a library student worker, Derek, who has an irrepressible crush on India that she's doing her best to ignore. Derek begs India to investigate his mother's murder.

Despite the urgings of handsome Police Detective Rick Mains to stay out of the investigation, India agrees to Derek's request and finds herself playing sleuth as well as foster-owner to Zacchaeus, the two-million-dollar labradoodle.

With her own eccentric family commenting from the sidelines and her Irish-centric landlady, Ina Carroll, as volunteer sidekick, India must discover the truth before she has a permanent canine houseguest or she ends up the next victim in the basket weaver's murder.

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3 comments posted.

Re: Murder In A Basket

It sounds like a very interesting read. I hope I win it, to find out who is the killer is!
(Kathleen Bianchi 2:58pm April 14, 2012)

Amanda, ever hear of the saying "EVERYTHING happens for a reason?" This is a perfect example. Both in FL at the same time, a special repoir between you both and Nicole is Italian...Way to go. Good Luck, keep writing and pick me to win your book.
Blessings and love.
Patricia Pascale
Patchuk1@yahoo.com
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Pat Pascale 5:13pm April 14, 2012)

Amanda,
I'm now registered on the FF site...and truly enjoyed your meant-to-be-realtionship story with Nicole. She's the very best--both personally and professionally. We are truly blessed :-) to have her as our agent.
Going to do a blog soon (I hope!) on "coincidence". Made me smile to read of your "adventure".
Best,
Diane
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Diane O'Key 11:42am April 15, 2012)

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