A Fatal Stain
By Elise Hyatt
Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425255230, 304pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
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As her wedding to detective Cas Wolfe approaches, Candyce "Dyce" Dare, sole owner (and employee) of the furniture refinishing business Daring Findsdesperately needs to find something to do to avoid sitting down and planning the eventwith her mother and her best friend(particularly since she suspects their plans involve having her cat dress in a tuxedo). Working on a tableshe recently bought at a yard salefits the bill.
Until her sanding efforts uncover a disturbing stain one that looks like it might be blood. Dyce knows that, with a fiance who's a policeman, parents who own a mystery bookstore, and a recent history of inadvertent involvement in murder cases, she can be prone to seeing things that aren t there. But then she discovers that the table's previous owner has gone missing and once more, she is drawn into a solve-it-yourself mystery project. And when Dyce starts a project, she just has to see it through
“Elise Hyatt is a welcome addition to the lighthearted amateur sleuth sub-genre.”--Genre Go Round Reviews