Board Stiff [NOOK Book]

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

Sorenson, Wisconsin's deputy coroner Mattie Winston is back on the job. . .in a nursing home examining the body of Bernie Chase—the now former president of the Twilight Home's board of directors—who is covered in a powder used to turn liquids to solids. The home's residents are certain Bernie was offing the patients who cost him too much. . .and the patient that found him can't remember a thing.

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Overview

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

Sorenson, Wisconsin's deputy coroner Mattie Winston is back on the job. . .in a nursing home examining the body of Bernie Chase—the now former president of the Twilight Home's board of directors—who is covered in a powder used to turn liquids to solids. The home's residents are certain Bernie was offing the patients who cost him too much. . .and the patient that found him can't remember a thing.

Between her ongoing tug of war with Detective Hurley, fulfilling her new job requirement of seeing a shrink, and wrangling with the Twilight Home's board of directors, Mattie's got her scrubbed hands full. She'll need all of her outside-the-box forensic skills to crack a case that's turning out to be stranger—and more dangerous—than anything she's seen before!

Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series

"A puzzler of a mystery. What a thrill ride!" —Jenn McKinlay

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

"Another winning mystery!" —Leann Sweeney

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
03/01/2014
Nurse-turned-coroner Mattie picks up extra helpers when the residents join in the sleuthing after the owner of their nursing home is murdered. Small-town laughs and romantic miscommunication round out the series's fifth entry (after Lucky Stiff).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617730313
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Series: Mattie Winston Mysteries , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 20,654
  • File size: 997 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    Board Stiff

    This is a fun read. Even though I peeked at the end to see if it was a happy ending, I felt drawn into the characters , not just the story line. The setting is in a nursing home, not sugar coating patients situations but rather looking at what nursing homes can be like. I look forward to the next sequel . I am sure Maddie will surprise us with her honest observation of what could happen .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Great!

    I really enjoy this series. Mattie is a lady that I find very easy to relate to. I enjoy seeing how her life and Hurley's life are progressing while they solve these murders. This book was as enjoyable as the ones before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Recommended

    As an RN, I can relate to many of Mattie's ED and OR encounters. Ryan has a way with characters making their interactions believeable. Thoroughly am enjoying this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Our Fave Autospy Assistant Returns

    Good transitional installment in this series with plot twist.

    Annelise, get the next one out! Gotta know

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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    Mayhem, Murder, Romance & Reunions are Captured in Sorenson¿

    Mayhem, Murder, Romance & Reunions are Captured in Sorenson”

    Mattie Winston is in a muddle. Since she lost her job as Deputy Coroner two months ago, she has been re-hired and is seeing Psychiatrist Maggie Baldwin on the insistence of her friend, landlord and once-again boss, Izzy, who has been extremely worried about her. Mattie has been through quite a bit of emotional trauma, with the discovery of her now-ex-husband David’s philandering plus lots of financial problems to solve-and then there’s Hurley. That’s hunky Detective Steve Hurley to be exact—who makes Mattie’s heart sing and her mind turn to mush. Izzy has a non-fraternization rule and asks her to choose between her job and her romance. Mattie, before Izzy re-hired her, thought she was being hired as an ER Nurse, so she chose, you guessed it, R-O-M-A-N-C-E, with someone near but, oh so not dear, squashing the opportunity. If nothing else, Mattie is resilient—until Hurley’s supposed-to-be ex shows up with his teenage daughter! Mattie takes refuge at a nearby casino, drowning her sorrows in chips and faded memories. She avoids contact with Hurley, even as she’s commandeered at the grocery store parking lot by frantic local Mortician, Irene Keller, who is afraid her beloved, but quite befuddled due to dementia, Husband Bjorn has killed someone at the Twilight Nursing Home where he resides. When the lifeless body of CEO and Nursing Home owner, Bernard Chase is discovered in the men’s room, all fingers point in poor Bjorn’s direction, especially with the more than possible murder weapon in sight! Did Bjorn really murder this unpopular soul? If poor, muddled Bjorn didn’t do the deed, than who did? The evening charge nurse/Bernie’s Girlfriend, Regan Simmons? His cold-as-ice Wife, Vonda? The Author has woven a wildly tangled web which encompasses mayhem, chuckles and more than a few surprises. If you have not become acquainted with Mattie and the gang, I strongly suggest that you do—lots of intrigue and laughs are always the order of the day. I can’t wait for the next volume—I’m betting you will agree.
    Nancy Narma


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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    Another GREAT book from Annelise Ryan! Love this 'Mattie Winsto

    Another GREAT book from Annelise Ryan! Love this 'Mattie Winston' series! The characters are fun, clever, and endearing. The story line is kept moving, while sprinkled with humor. I was not disappointed with "Board Stiff", and can't wait for another book to come out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Recommend it

    Read the previous books in the series; fun and easy reading

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    I thoroughly enjoy Annelise Ryan's books and this one was another winner. A funny well written mystery. Great read.

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