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The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping [Kindle Edition]

Stephen D. Rogers , Arlen Blumhagen , S. Furlong-Bolliger , Lesley A. Diehl , Earl Staggs , Barb Goffman , Andrew MacRae , Gail Farrelly , John Weagly , Laura Hartman , J. Alan Hartman
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Book Description

It's the Thanksgiving mystery anthology everyone's been dying for!

In 2010, The Killer Wore Cranberry showed how funny murder and food could be. Now, in 2012, Untreed Reads presents a new installment of the worldwide, bestselling anthology with a table full of seasoned authors and new voices alike.

Join all of these fantastic authors as they make your holidays murderous and fill you with laughter: Arthur C. Carey, John Weagly, Earl Staggs, Amanda Lundberg, Betsy Bitner, S. Furlong-Bolliger, Steve Shrott, Andrew MacRae, Zoe Burke, Arlen Blumhagen, Lesley A. Diehl, Gail Farrelly, Herschel Cozine, Linda S. Reilly, Stephen D. Rogers, Barb Goffman and Laura Hartman.

So make some room for that extra portion of turkey, scarf down another slice of pumpkin pie and make room in the basement for all the dead bodies in this hilarious short story anthology that's destined to become a holiday classic.

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Aunt Nozzie and the women of the family are at it again.  In "Mashed in the Potatoes" the usual turkey has been replaced by another entree as well as murder.

About the Author

Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York.  In the winter she migrates to old Florida--cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport.  Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her writing muse.  When not writing, she gardens, cooks and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats, and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work. 
She is author of several mystery series, all featuring country gals with attitude: the microbrewing mystery series set in the Butternut Valley of upstate New York--A Deadly Draught and Poisoned Pairings; the Big Lake Murder Mystery series--Dumpster Dying and Grilled, Chilled and Killed; and the Eve Appel Mysteries Series,A Secondhand Murder and Dead in the Water.  Untreedreads publishes her short stories as well as a novel length mystery, Angel Sleuth.  Her most recent mystery is Murder is Academic.
To learn more about Lesley and her books and stories go to her website

Product Details

  • File Size: 309 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing (October 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009O28GGA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #870,459 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mixing Murder with Beloved Thanksgiving Traditions March 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A friend recommended this book to me, so I thought for 99 cents, why not?

There is something about mixing murder with beloved Thanksgiving tradition that is inherently funny to me. I especially liked the stories by Andrew MacRae & Leslie Diehl.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent 2nd collection November 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

TKWC anthology is back with a second edition containing even more wacky and wonderful stories of Thanksgiving mystery and mayhem. Dig in! Don’t worry, they’re calorie free and not poisoned.

Reign Check by Arthur C. Carey ~ Ha! Gotta love George!
Thursday Night at Pins and Pub by John Weagley ~ My least favorite of the bunch.
Justice for Elijah by Earl Staggs ~ Ah! Sheriff Mollie is back. A favorite!
All in the Family by Amanda Lundberg ~ Funny!
Campaign Seasoning by Betsy Bitner ~ Like this one.
The Over the Hill Gang by S. Furlong-Bolliger ~ Oops.
Good Times by Steve Shrott ~ Stan, the dentist to mobsters. Yeah, this dinner is gonna go well. lol
Felony at Farquhar Farms by Andrew MacRae ~ This is like Clue!
Secret Ingredients by Zoe Burke ~ Good one.
Green Beans & Murder by Arlen Blumhagen ~ Another good one.
Mashed in the Potatoes by Lesley A. Diehl ~ Yay! Aunt Nozzie & gang are back!
They eDone Him Wrong by Gail Farrelly ~ Weird.
I Yam What I Yam by Herschel Cozine ~ Oh, no. Not again!
Talkin’ Turkey by Linda S. Reilly ~ Gotta be smarter than that.
Drumsticks Can Be Deadly by Stephanie D. Rogers ~ Even the best laid plans…
Murder a la Mode by Barb Goffman ~ I would definitely plot revenge.
Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Laura Hartman ~ Never be a beyotchy mother-in-law. It won’t end well.
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Thanks to the success of the first anthology, J. Alan Hartman of Untreed Reads decided to do it again. As a result the anthology "The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping" was born. The book features 17 short stories by 17 authors set around Thanksgiving in some way. After a short introduction by Jay Hartman about the books, this one in particular, it is on to the stories.

The book opens with "Reign Check" by Arthur C. Carey where George Simmons is out in his barren Iowa cornfield on a mission with his dog, Lucy. The field has been picked clean, but his wife, Emiline, wants some ears of corn for a Thanksgiving decoration. Emiline, his grown daughter, Alma, and the grandkids are back at the house working on getting the Thanksgiving dinner ready. George can't wait to get back, but things are going to conspire against him in this twisted and very funny tale.

"Thursday Night at Pins and Pub" by John Weagly follows next with Waylon Preston complaining to Billy Weston that there never is enough gravy. About the only thing Waylon does not put gravy on is pumpkin pie as he really likes gravy. In the small town of Currie Valley there just is not a lot to do. The local bowling alley having some beers is the only place the brothers have to be on Thanksgiving. Everybody knows everybody which makes the suddenly missing tip at the bar even more important.

Sheriff Mollie Goodall is back in "Justice for Elijah" written by two time Derringer winner Earl Staggs. It's Thanksgiving Day and Sheriff Mollie is covering the office while everyone is off. Her husband, Lilburn, is at home cooking which is very good thing as he loves to cook and is good at it.
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