Dead Men Don't Lye (Soapmaking Mystery #1)

Dead Men Don't Lye (Soapmaking Mystery #1)

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by Tim Myers
     
 

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New York Times Bestselling Author and Agatha Award Nominee!

First Published by Penguin/Berkley/Prime Crime!

Ben Perkins is the family and business troubleshooter for Where There's Soap, a family-owned boutique and small scale production shop the creates and sells all things Soap related. When one of the store's suppliers is doused with Lye and dies,

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New York Times Bestselling Author and Agatha Award Nominee!

First Published by Penguin/Berkley/Prime Crime!

Ben Perkins is the family and business troubleshooter for Where There's Soap, a family-owned boutique and small scale production shop the creates and sells all things Soap related. When one of the store's suppliers is doused with Lye and dies, Ben soon finds out that one of his sisters was dating the man, and worse yet, it had just ended badly. Ben must deal with his ex-girlfriend and police officer Molly Wilkes, as well as a new woman in his life as he tries to solve the supplier's murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011918025
Publisher:
Tim Myers
Publication date:
05/30/2010
Series:
Soapmaking Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
503,255
File size:
535 KB

Meet the Author

Tim Myers has been writing mysteries since 1993. He is the Agatha Award nominated author of 24 novels with Penguin/Berkley/Prime Crime, Penguin/NAL/Signet, St Martin's Press/Minotaur, and Kensington. Ten of his novels have been IMBA National Bestsellers, landing as high as #2. Tim has written under his own name, as well as Elizabeth Bright, Chris Cavender, Casey Mayes, and others.

www.timmyers.net

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Dead Men Don't Lye (Book 1 in the Soapmaking Mysteries) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A murder occurs in a soap shop. But there are more suspects than you shake a bar of soap at! It was a fun story. And I might even try my hand at soap making with the tips at the end of the book. OMG, another craft!
Frostee More than 1 year ago
This is a fast and easy read. The characters are very likeable and practically become like family to the reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable group of books to read
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harstan More than 1 year ago
As the eldest Benjamin Perkins watches out for his siblings and mother and is the troubleshooter for the family owned specialty shop, ¿Where¿s the Soap?¿ Upon leaving the store, Ben finds a corpse on the backstairs of the shop. He recognizes the victim as the soap supplier to their store and the squeeze of his sister Louisa. --- Louisa had just learned that her Jerry was stepping out on her, which led to a very public spat so Ben insists she retain a lawyer before he calls the police because she had a motive, a means, and an opportunity. He calls his police friend Kelly to help them but she is not soft on her pal¿s family. She intends to identity. the culprit even if it turns out that the prime suspect Louise actually committed the murder. Ben is as determined if not more so to find the real killer as he believes his sister is innocent. --- So far Tim Myers has produced three successful amateur sleuth series in which each tale is an exciting entertaining cozy. His latest winner as always has the violence offstage yet without any graphic detail readers can picture the results of lye placed on a face (think Phantom of the Opera). The family members are likable and seem genuine especially with their relationships, but this who-done-it belongs to the sleuthing pair Ben and Kelly. --- Harriet Klausner