Thursday, September 25, 2008

First Look at Nosy in Nebraska cover

Nosy in Nebraska
A three book anthology of romantic comedy cozy mysteries.
Coming in June 09
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Being named in Great-grandma’s will was like hitting bankrupt on Wheel of Fortune. The whole family held their breath while the wheel ticked around and around, or rather while the lawyer opened the envelope. Then they all heaved a sigh of relief when the wheel stopped on Carrie’s name. Carrie the heiress. Great. Clean up the house. Clean up the yard. Clean up Great-grandma’s rap sheet.
Carrie hates mice and loves the big city. So why is she living in a huge mouse infested house in her dinky hometown, Melnik, Nebraska? The town whose mascot is Maxie, the World's Largest Field Mouse. The dead guy in her pantry closet is the most interesting thing that's happened since she came home. Of course the carpenter who's helping her trap her mice and solve the crime is pretty interesting, too.

Joe Manning comes to town to finally meet his dead beat dad, only to find his father has been murdered.
Bonnie 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 it was an accident, and he claims he's never seen the guy before who's dead in Bonnie's store room.
Bonnie wants to be suspicious but once he stopped attacking her he turns out to be pretty sweet. And lots of people had a motive to kill Sven Gunderson - including Bonnie herself. Gunderson, the true owner of Maxie, wanted his mouse back.
In Melnik, that means war!

Tyler Simpson is opening a new law office and he's home to stay.
The very British Dr. Madeline Stuart is writing an anthropology doctoral thesis about a small town that worships an oversized rodent. Success with her project should lead to her dream job, a full professorship at Oxford... even better, a guest shot on Oprah.
When a body falls out of a cupboard in Tyler's law office, clutching Maddy's necklace in his cold, dead fingers, Maddy gets arrested and Tyler is appointed her attorney.
But once Tyler finds out Maddy's here to betray his beloved Melnik, he isn't giving her his best effort.
And someone out there thinks blaming the murder on Maddy would be a perfect solution to his own problems. And Maddy's more likely to cooperate with being framed - if she's dead.
Maxie the World's Largest Field Mouse must come through one more time to thwart the criminal in his peaceful, if someone mouse-obsessed, hometown.


CherryBlossomMJ said...

I like! I'll get a copy of this to read, eventually...

Janet Spaeth said...

Love the title!

It was good to meet you in Minneapolis--and I will let you know when I come back to Nebraska next.

Myra Johnson said...

How fun! Love the titles! Congratulations, Mary--you are THE GREATEST!!!


Mary Connealy said...

I just re-read these blurbs. These books are so off the wall, but funny. I had the best time writing them.

I hope other people enjoy them, too. They're not exactly historical westerns. But the romantic comedy is there, just whacky.