The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a world of mystery and suspense, is pleased to feature a new crime novel we recently received from the publisher.
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A Bad Day for Scandal by Sophie Littlefield
A Stella Hardesty Mystery (3rd in series)
Minotaur Books (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: April 2012
About A Bad Day for Scandal (from the publisher): When big-city businesswoman Priss Porter returns to town with a body in her trunk, she expects Stella Hardesty to dispose of it for her. She’s even got a snapshot of Stella doing what she does best—curing women-beaters by the use of force—in case Stella needs convincing. But Stella refuses to cooperate, only to hear later that Priss has gone missing. Stella is implicated when Sheriff “Goat” Jones discovers a scarf she left at the house. He warns her to stay local, but Stella and her partner, Chrissy Shaw, go looking for Priss in Kansas City. When Priss’s body is found, Stella must investigate a host of suspects, including a crooked but libidinous female judge and a coterie of jealous male escorts.
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About the author: Growing up in rural Missouri, Sophie Littlefield is the daughter of a history professor father and an artist mother. She earned a degree in computer science and made very little use of it. Her first novel won the 2010 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the 2009 RT Book Award for Best First Mystery. She currently lives near San Francisco, California. Visit her website at SophieLittlefield.com.
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