Pride And Pestilence

By Mary Connealy
(Heartsong Presents, Paperback, 9781602601642, 256pp.)

Publication Date: January 2009

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Pest Control takes on a whole new meaning in Melnik. . .


Joe Manning comes to Melnik, Nebraska, to finally meet his runaway father, Sven Gunderson, only to find dear old dad is dead. Murdered. And Joe’s bad attitude makes him the prime suspect…even though he’s never met the man.


Or so he says.


Bonnie Simpson is attacked while she's at work in the Melnik Historical Society Museum, proud home of Maxie—The World's Largest Field Mouse. Only her attacker now claims he was really trying to save her. The car that plowed into the museum, and is now parked right on top of the spot Bonnie was standing, lends credence to his claims.


What’s not an accident is the dead guy in the museum’s store room.


Bonnie wants to be suspicious but once Joe stops attacking her he turns out to be pretty sweet. And lots of people had a motive to kill Sven Gunderson— including Bonnie. Because Gunderson committed the ultimate Melnik crime. He claimed to be the true owner of Maxie, and he wanted his mouse back.


In Melnik, any threat to Maxie means war!

About the Author

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award winner. She is the author of the Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, the Montana Marriage Trilogy, and the Sophie's Daughters Series.

Mary lives on a Nebraska ranch with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters: Joslyn (married to Matt), Wendy, Shelly (married to Aaron), and Katy. And she is the grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren.

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