Death in the Cards: A Stain-Busting Mystery
Publisher: Avon Books
The third delightful installment in the cozy series starring small town laundromat owner and amateur sleuth Josie Toadfern—"Sharon Short's appealing heroine Josie Toadfern sparkles." —Carolyn HartParadise, Ohio, laundromat owner Josie Toadfern is content with her life. She loves owning her own business (especially because she learns everyone in town's dirty little secrets from their dirty little clothes); she has plenty of friends, she has a beloved cousin she dotes on; and her blossoming romance with a professor named Owen Logan is about to hit full bloom. She's even earning some extra money by renting out the second apartment over her laundromat to a nice young couple who own a New Age bookshop and Tarot Card reading room in town.But when a psychic who is in town for the upcoming Paradise Psychic Fair stops Josie on the street and warns her of impending danger and sorrow in the small town, Josie worries she may just be right. For Josie's nice young boarders and their New Age friends who are attending the Psychic Fair have the more conservative Paradisites pitted against them, and an economic downturn has hit local businesses. But when Josie and Owen stumble upon a body one dark night, it seems that matters are much more grave than anyone expected. And what's worse, another gruesome murder may be in the cards...o o Great for fans of mysteries populated with fun and wacky characters and capers. With a small, seemingly quiet and unsuspecting town, a cast of screwball characters, and a sassy, hilarious heroine, this is a delightful take on the village mystery. Josie Toadfern's “Stain Buster” column appears at the end of the book. In hilarious detail, the column provides stain tips and helpful hints for all the messes that the characters have gotten themselves into. This column will appear in each book in the series.
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