Hocus Croakus: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #19) (Hardcover)

Hocus Croakus: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #19) By Mary Daheim Cover Image
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A fire that gutted Hillside Manor has left Judith McMonigle Flynn depressed, frustrated, and in need of a place to stay while the workers complete their extensive renovation. Luckily, cousin Renie has the solution: the Stillasnowamish Casino on Native American land, where Judith can forget her woes amidst the slots and dazzle, spend some quality vacation time with ex-cop husband Joe -- as well as with the battling moms, Gertrude and Aunt Deb -- and distract Renie herself from the deathly dull conference she's expected to attend. But all their gamboling and gambling come to an abrupt halt when the Reaper gets into the act.

The magic dies abruptly for The Great Mandolini when one of his attractive aides is discovered skewered on one of the master illusionist's props. Judith's Joe, who is recruited into the investigation by Tribal Police Detective Jack Jackrabbit, wants his snooping spouse and her cantankerous coz to steer clear for their own safety. But all bets are off when corpse number two materializes from among Mandolini's adoring entourage of oddball relatives, relatives' relatives, friends, lovers, and business associates.

Someone is causing murderous confusion that is no illusion, and it's going to take some serious sleight of hand by Judith and Renie to unravel this tangled rope trick -- or, if the cousins aren't careful, they could end up being the encore.

About the Author

Mary Richardson Daheim is a Seattle native with a communications degree from the University of Washington. Realizing at an early age that getting published in books with real covers might elude her for years, she worked on daily newspapers and in public relations to help avoid her creditors. She lives in her hometown in a century-old house not unlike Hillside Manor, except for the body count. Daheim is also the author of the Alpine mystery series.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780380978687
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: July 29th, 2003
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries