Death in the Cards (Mass Market)
A Stain-busting Mystery (The Stain-Busting Mysteries #3)
Avon, 9780060537982, 288pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
Laundromat owner and stain removal expert Josie Toadfern knows her tiny twon's dirty clothes and most of its dirty little secrets. But an upcoming "Psychic Fair" is bringing a brand-new mess to Paradises, Ohio. The arrival of all manner of mystics and soothsayers has raised the dangerous ire of a local evangelist and his minions, as well as the more conservative citizens of Paradise—so it doesn't take a crystal ball to predict that murder will ultimately foul the fair. But Josie couldn't foresee that she'd be the one to stubmle upon the body, or that her impeccable stain-sense would embroil her in the nasty homicidal happenings. And suddenly her attempt to psych out a killer has Josie's own future looking very grim indeed.
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.
Praise For Death in the Cards: A Stain-busting Mystery (The Stain-Busting Mysteries #3)…
— Mary Kay Andrews
“Sharon Short’s Josie Toadfern is wonderfully quirky.”
— Jill Churchill
“...as cozy as it is cunning with cleaning tips galore and a simply wonderful domestic goddess on the scene.”
— Mystery Scene