- Series: Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries (Book 28)
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow (July 9, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062089846
- ISBN-13: 978-0062089847
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 99 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,740,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
Gone with the Win: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries) Hardcover – July 9, 2013
|New from||Used from|
This month's Book With Buzz: "The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers "In a Dark, Dark Wood" and "The Woman in Cabin 10" comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, "The Lying Game." See more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From Publishers Weekly
Early in Daheim's sprightly 28th cozy featuring Seattle B and B innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn (after 2012's The Wurst Is Yet to Come), an old friend of Judith's, Ruby Tooms, arrives at Hillside Manor. Ruby wants Judith's husband, retired cop Joe Flynn, to help find the person who murdered her mother, Opal, years earlier, before DNA testing. Judith, whose admirers created a Web site celebrating her detective adventures, has vowed to stay away from criminal investigations in order to concentrate on her family and her business, but she soon becomes involved in the search for Opal's killer. As usual, Judith's best friend, Renie Jones, lends a hand. Series fans will relish the author's trademark humor (e.g., I hate it when people get mixed up and think the acronym for Female Amateur Sleuth Tracking Offenders isn't FASTO, but FATSO ). Agent: Maureen Moran, Maureen Moran Agency. (July)
From the Back Cover
From USA Today bestselling authorMary Daheim comes her latestBed-and-Breakfast mystery featuringinnkeeper and reluctant sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn, who is surprised when someone from her past comes knockingwith a case so cold it's practically frozen . . .
Gone with the Win
Flynn has vowed never ever to find a dead body again (at least not for a while). But despite warnings from Cousin Renie, she can't turn down a suspicious guest reservation from Mary Smith of New York City. There must be many real Mary Smiths, especially in a place as big as NYC. . . .
Unfortunately, Judith already knows the woman who shows up at Hillside Manor. She's none other than Ruby Tooms, the world-weary barmaid the cousins met at Oktoberfest in Little Bavaria. Fearing that Judith wouldn't accept her reservation if she used her real name, Ruby arrives with some unexpected baggage—a cold case she dumps on Hillside Manor's Persian carpet. Ruby's mother was strangled after she divorced Jimmy Tooms, Ruby's father. Jimmy was in the clear, behind bars at the time for stealing Judith's wallet when Dan McMonigle's ill-fated Meat & Mingle Café went bust. Ruby wants to know if Judith can use her sleuthing skills to finger a murderer from fifteen years ago.
Judith is about to say no when her husband, Joe Flynn, tells her that the homicide case was his former partner and old pal Woody Price's first murder investigation. Now the game is afoot, and for once Joe is more than willing to help his wife turn a cold case into a hot chase in pursuit of a long-ago killer.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
Judith has decided to quit Sleuthing until Ruby Tooms wants Judith to find out who killed Ruby's mother. It seems Joe's former Police partner, Woody Price's first homicide assignment was Ruby Tooms' mother's murder. Of course, Joe, Renie, and Judith end up trying to solve the murder. Ruby Tooms grew up in the Judith's old neighborhood where her mother was murdered.
Readers will enjoy Judith and Renie visiting Judith's old Neighborhood where Judith and her first husband, Dan, owned a Bar Meat and Mingle. The cousins visit the local Race Track, the Meat Market, the local restaurant, Bars and meet a few questionable
characters before they almost get themselves killed.
As with all Mary Daheims' Books you will be reading and laugh at an unexpected sentence. Mary's books make you feel you are a part of the family.. I read for enjoyment and NOT LIKE SOME PEOPLE NIT-PICK.
Midway through the book, it almost seemed as if Ms. Daheim read some of the comments on her book reviews. Serena and Gertrude both lightened up a bit. The story plot seemed to "get it's act together" and started to make sense. In the end, I felt like the subtle changes in her writing style were worth the 3rd star. If this series goes forward, I hope that Judith develops a backbone, and stands up to her family members. She's a likeable character, and the mysteries are fun to read. I wish that she wouldn't portray the housekeeper as an uneducated religious nut. IMO, it's distasteful. Hopefully this series will continue to improve. I think that the potential is there.
Read and discover along with Judith and her reluctant cousin as the try to solve a mystery case so cold it resides in the deep freeze until they uncover evidence that begins the thaw!
This is a charming story that will have you rooting for the answer and laughing every step of the way.
Don't miss this and all of the Bed and Breakfast Mysteries. Mary Daheim continues to score with this tale!
But time passed and Amazon had a sale and so like an idiot, I forgot that vow and bought this one. While not as bad as the last one, I doubt I will forget again and buy any more.
All of the main characters did and said things that are not in keeping with their years long established patterns of speech and behaviors. They are vastly different. So different that I have a hard time believing that Mary wrote these.
The negative emotions and anger seemed quite real. But the feelings of love, good, and positivity were all very forced.
Usually in a favorite series, I feel like I'm visiting with old friends while I'm reading. I sure didn't feel that way with the last book or with this one.