Angel's Biddingby Sharon Short
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A valued representative of Kauffman Real Estate and Auctioneering vanishes, and $100,000 in cash disappears from the company safe. But even more bizarre, old Friedrich Kauffman is receiving threatening notes--all skewered by antique hatpins that once belonged to his mother. To solve this baffling mystery, Kauffman's anxious daughter Elsa turns to computer-whiz P.I. Patricia Delaney for help. But Delaney's tell-all computer databases and personal snooping quickly uncover more than the respectable Kauffmans wish to reveal, including shady business practices, bitter sibling rivalries, and Friedrich's corpse, stabbed in the chest with a twelve-inch-long hatpin shaped like an angel. It will not be the last.
When Patricia Delaney debuted in 1994, she was a cutting-edge, first-of-her-kind "eGumshoe." Now, the reprinted editions (from Cornerstone Communications), with updates to reflect their times, of the Patricia Delaney eGumshoe mysteries still resonate with timeless humanity and passion, while providing a look back at the 1990s, when technology began to change forever how private investigators worked.
Meet the Author
In addition to the Patricia Delaney eGumshoe Mysteries, Sharon Short is the author of My One Square Inch of Alaska, a novel about a young woman who helps her younger brother in 1953 Ohio achieve his seemingly simple dream of getting a deed to one square inch of Alaska through a cereal and television show promotion, and in so doing learns to embrace the power of her own dreams, published by Penguin Plume in 2013. The novel won several awards, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grant. She is also the author of another mystery series, Josie Toadfern Stain-Busting mysteries (published by Avon Books) as well as several short stories. Sharon is the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) and wrote the weekly Sanity Check humor column for the newspaper for 10 years; a collection of Sanity Check reader favorites is available in book form. Sharon was named the 2014 John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. Sharon also is the Executive Director of the renowned Antioch Writers’ Workshop in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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