An India Hayes Mystery
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Featuring: India Hayes; Carmen; Tess Ross
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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
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.
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.
(Pat Pascale 5:13pm April 14, 2012)
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".
(Diane O'Key 11:42am April 15, 2012)
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