Frozen Stiff (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Annelise Ryan

Kensington Publishing Corporation, 9780758234575, 389pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012



Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows everyone in the charmingly small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin--except the latest body discovered in a desolate field. If a woman this attractive had moved into town, the news would have surely hit the gossip mill in record time. So who was the murdered femme fatale? Whose knife was left planted in her chest? The mystery deepens when detective Steven Hurley takes one look at the body and turns as white as the newly fallen snow. . .and excuses himself from the case.

It'll take all of Mattie's forensic skills to unravel the increasingly bizarre clues and find the killer. . .before she herself becomes just another cold case in a frigid Midwest winter

"Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance. . ." --Tess Gerritsen

"The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." --Laura Levine

"Mattie Winston is a likable, humorous heroine. . .lighthearted and fun." --Romantic Times

About the Author

Annelise Ryan is the pseudonym for the author of the Mattie Winston mysteries and another mystery series. She has written more than 200 published articles, worked as a book reviewer for Barnes & Noble, and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She currently works as a registered nurse in an ER. She can be reached at