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Death by Deep Dish Pie

A Toadfern Mystery (The Stain-Busting Mysteries #2)

Sharon Short

Mass Market

List Price: 6.50*
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Like nearly everyone else in Paradise, Ohio, local laundromat owner and stain-removal expert Josie Toadfern eagerly awaits the upcoming July 4th Founders Day celebration with its highlight, the annual Breitenstrater Pie Company pie-eating content, sponsored by the owners of the town's upper curst enterprise. But things may not be so sweet this year, what with juicy rumors flying that a black sheep Breitenstrater wants to spill the beans about some deep, dark family secret. And when a pie-making bigwig suspiciously drops dead after sampling the company's latest wares, Josie leaps into action. She loves her teeny-weeny community, despite its blemishes—and any stain on its reputation must be eradicated! But if she sticks her thumb—or her nose—into this particular pastry, she's going to pull our more thank a plum...and she may end up getting her own lethal just desserts.

Praise For Death by Deep Dish Pie: A Toadfern Mystery (The Stain-Busting Mysteries #2)

“Engaging...a tasty treat.”
— Oakland Press

“[A] page-turning mystery.”
— Romantic Times BOOKclub

“Sharon Short’s Josie Toadfern is wonderfully quirky.”
— Jill Churchill

“DEATH OF A DOMESTIC DIVA is an immaculate conception, and more importantly, good clean fun!”
— Mary Kay Andrews

Avon, 9780060537975, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 29, 2004

About the Author

Sharon Short's humor column, "Sanity Check," appears every Monday in the Dayton Daily News. Her fiction credits include several short mysteries published in Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine and Orchard Press Online Mystery Magazine. In addition, Ms. Short is a principal of her own marketing communications firm and has a bachelor's and a master's degree in English. She lives in Miamisburg, Ohio, with her husband and two daughters.