Second-hand Stiff

Second-hand Stiff

An Odelia Grey Mystery

Book - 2013
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Thanksgiving with her fault-finding mother has Odelia Grey stewing in her own juices. But her husband's cousin Ina--who shows up to dinner alone with ugly bruises--clearly has it worse. Things quickly go downhill after Odelia's mother decides to extend her visit a few extra days to attend a storage auction with Ina, who owns a consignment shop. The day of the auction, the thrill of bargain hunting gives way to tragedy when Ina's husband is found inside a storage locker--dead.


"Witty and well-plotted."--Publishers Weekly

"Ina's goods may be secondhand, but Jaffarian's are first-class."--Kirkus Reviews

"Odelia and her colorful family and colleagues are as quirky and appealing as those found in Sharon Fiffer's Jane Wheel series."--Booklist

"[A] clever, winning tale with lots of laughs along the way."--Suspense Magazine

Publisher: Woodbury, Minnesota :, Midnight Ink,, [2013]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780738718880
Branch Call Number: MYS JAF
Characteristics: 302 pages ; 21 cm


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May 12, 2014

Odelia and her mother, who is visiting from New Hampshire, try to forge a bond in their unstable relationship over the Thanksgiving holidays. What better way to find a common ground than to join forces and poke their noses where they don't belong - into a murder investigation. The mother-daughter duo teams up with Odelia's husband, Greg, when his cousin is considered the prime suspect in her husband's murder. Delightful mystery, lots of potential suspects, and the thrill of a chase are woven throughout the story. The characters are quite likeable with flaws the average person can relate to.

Jan 11, 2014

Sue Ann Jaffarian is a wonderful writer and her Odelia Grey series is addictive. I can hardly wait for the next installment! They just keep getting better and better!

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