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An appealing series on multiple fronts." -Booklist
Shows skill at mixing humor with CSI-style crime." -Publishers Weekly
When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss/best friend, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the ghoulish Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Since the whole town knows Shannon recently had a very public spat with her estranged husband, Erik, he's suspect #1. But Mattie happens to know Erik truly loved his wife, and is simply incapable of the brutal act-even if he owns the exact same caliber handgun as the murder weapon. . .
Determined to unearth the truth, Mattie puts her scalpel-sharp medical skills to work, and digs a little deeper. What she uncovers is stranger than anyone could have imagined. . .
Praise for Annelise Ryan and Working Stiff
"Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance. . ." -Tess Gerritsen
"Sassy, sexy, and suspenseful. . .wry and original." -Carolyn Hart
"Make way for Mattie Winston, the funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." -Laura Levine
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 mattiewinston.com.