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A Streetcar Named Expire
Judith McMonigle Flynn is talked into going on the inaugural tour of Toujours la Tour, a trolley ride of murder and mayhem, with her cousin Renie. One of the stops is the in-the-middle-of remodeling Alhambra Arms where a four decades old body was discovered in the crumbling wall. As part of the tour, an exorsist was hired to exorcise the spirit of the skeleton. Judith discovers the body of the freshly dead exorcist. ...
Creeps Suzette
Hillside Manor B&B owner Judith Flynn has gotten a reputation as an amatuer investigator. When cousin Renie gets a call of help from old friend Beverly Burgess, she enlists the help of Judith. Bev's mother Leota is convinced someone wants to kill her for the family money and trusts no one in the family except Bev, who lives in Japan. Judith and Renie move into Creepers Mansion to help Leota sniff out who wants her dead. When the cousins find Leota passed...
Fowl Prey
Hillside Bed & Breakfast owner Judith McMonigle and her cousin Renie escape north to Canada to Vancouver's Hotel Clovia, to get away before Thanksgiving. The hotel has screwed up their reservations, but fortunately for them Maria, a retired-dancer friend of Judith's from school, is staying at the hotel with a bunch of well known theatre people. Maria's husband, a famous theatre producer, gathers his group of "Sacred Eight" every once in a while for a ge...
Hocus Croakus
Morrow, Aug 2003, 23.95, 320 pp. ISBN: 0380978687 Judith McMonigle Flynn and her beloved spouse Joe temporarily move out of their Hillside Manor bed and breakfast while the inn is renovated due to fire damage. Taking their feuding moms with them, the couple joins Judith's cousin and amateur sleuth partner Renie and her husband at the Stillasnowamish Resort Casino where Renie attends a conference. However where Judith goes homicide seems to al...

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Major Vices
Judith Flynn is recruited to cater Uncle Boo Major's birthday party. The billionaire mush magnate is celebrating 75 years of sitting around and doing nothing. Enlisting the help of her cousin Renie, Judith tries to not go insane dealing with a branch of relatives they'd like to forget. When poor Boo is shot behind the closed doors of his study, Judith and Renie summon the police. Instead of the case going to Judith's homicide detective husband, it goes t...
Silver Scream
Morrow, May 2002, 23.93, 306 pp. ISBN 0380978679 Judith McMonigle Flynn grew up in Hillside Manor and when her husband died, she moved back home and turned it into a bed and breakfast inn. For over a decade, she put her blood, sweat and tears into the place and in spite of the few murders that took place there, she made it a success. She now has more business than she knows what to do with. Over the Halloween weekend, she had to turn ...
Snow Place to Die
Judith McMonigle Flynn is getting tired of the B&B business, but her cousin Renie convinces her to help cater a weekend for one of her graphics customers. The annual winter retreat for OTIOSE is at the secluded Mountain Goat Lodge and with a breathtaking view this weekend could turn out to be a great way to earn money and relax. There is just one problem-the caterer from last year is missing, that is until Judith and Renie find his frozen body. Judith's ...
Suture Self
Morrow, Feb 2000, 23.00, 304 pp. ISBN: 0380978660 When last seen, Judith McMonigle Flynn, owner of the Hillside Manor Bed and Breakfast, needs a hip replacement due to an accident that confines her to a wheelchair. In a strange coincidence, Judith's cousin Rennie needs an operation on her shoulder. Thus, the two best friends check into the Good Cheer Hospital, managing to share a room. Before the duo actually enters the hospital, a f...
The Alpine Christmas
The little town of Alpine, Washington is covered in snow, and its residents are busy preparing for Christmas. Then a woman's leg is fished out of the local river. Soon another woman's frozen body is found. Emma Lord, the editor of the Alpine Advocate weekly paper, seeks to find the murderer and uncovers a scandal which involves one of Alpine's oldest families....
The Alpine Escape
Emma Lord is ready to get out of Alpine, Washington where she owns the newspaper, The Alpine Advocate. Unfortunately, her old trusty Jag breaks down in Port Angeles where she is forced to stay with the pregnant daughter of a friend. The daugther is in hysterics because days before Emma arrives she found a skeleton of a young woman in the basement with only a garnet earring and locket as clues to who the young woman is. It's up to Emma to track down who t...

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The Alpine Fury
People in Alpine are nervous. It seems like all of the small-town stores are closing down. Marv Peterson, president of the Bank of Alpine, is acting strange which makes the town and his heirs uncomfortable. When an old resident and a banker from Seattle comes into town for a "fishing trip" the town goes wild with rumors. Emma Lord, editor and publisher of The Alpine Advocate, decides to some snooping of her own. She gets in over her head when Linda Linda...
The Alpine Nemesis
Fawcett, Oct 2001, 6.99, 320 pp. ISBN 0345421256 Hard news is scarce in the small town of Alpine, Washington. This forces Emma Lord, owner and publisher of the weekly Alpine Advocate, to scramble to find a lead story for the front page. She thinks she's going to have to settle for putting a story about public toilets coming to Alpine, but thinks that stinks as a headliner. Soon the biggest story to hit the small town starts breaking....
The Alpine Obituary
Fawcett, Sept 2002, 6.99, 320 pp. ISBN 0345447913 It has been over fifteen months since the love of Emma Lord's life was murdered and the owner of the weekly newspaper The Alpine Advocate still grieves as if it happened yesterday. There has been very little excitement in the small Washington town of Alpine and as a result Emma doesn't have any hard news-breaking stories to get her mind off her woes. That all changes when the town judge receiv...
The Alpine Pursuit
Ballantine, April 2004, 22.95, 288 pp. ISBN 0345467159 It's been two years since Tom died in Emma's arms and the owner and editor of the weekly Alpine Advocate still grieves the loss of the only man she ever loved. She pours all her energy into her newspaper, her rivalry with the owner of the local radio station becoming friendly. The latest story Emma covers is the melodrama that the Alpine Council Dramatic Club is performing. The narrator, r...
The Alpine Quilt
Ballantine, May 2005, 22.95, 314 pp. ISBN 0345477200 Alpine is a small semi-isolated Pacific Northwest hamlet located deep in the forest and perched on a mountainside. The owner and publisher of the local weekly newspaper, The Alpine Advocate is Emma Lord and the stories concern mostly the people and the special events in their lives. Emma plans special coverage for Genevieve Bayard who hasn't been back to her hometown in decades. Gen is comin...
This Old Souse
Morrow, August 2004, 23.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0380978695 The owner of the popular bed and breakfast Hillside Manor, Judith McMonigle Flynn is having a nice day when her cousin Renie asks her to go to the old neighborhood to see Moonfleet, a beautifully looking home badly in need of repairs. The owners of the home have lived there for over five decades but nobody has ever really talked to them. They keep to themselves and have their food delivered. ...


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