Dipped, Stripped, and Dead

Dipped, Stripped, and Dead

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by Elise Hyatt
     
 
Divorced and strapped for cash, Candyce ?Dyce? Dare starts up Daring Finds, a furniture refinishing business. But when she goes dumpster diving for discarded furniture?and uncovers a corpse?Dyce may find herself redecorating a jail cell.

Overview

Divorced and strapped for cash, Candyce ?Dyce? Dare starts up Daring Finds, a furniture refinishing business. But when she goes dumpster diving for discarded furniture?and uncovers a corpse?Dyce may find herself redecorating a jail cell.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425230787
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
A Daring Finds Mystery Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,086,391
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Elise Hyatt is the author of the Daring Finds Mystery series, including A Fatal Stain, French Polished Murder, and Dipped, Stripped, and Dead.

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Dipped, Stripped, and Dead 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Lin_in_Longmont More than 1 year ago
Dynamic characters, great plot, unforgettable laugh out loud scenes -- this is a must read for whenever a person needs a few moments of escapism and just plain fun! It's like mental chocolate - it fires all the 'joy' spots in your brain at one time! Dyce, her son, friends and parents make for very entertaining reading -- the fact that this is a very tight mystery just takes it over the top in enjoyment. Highly, highly recommended as a gift -- whoever is lucky enough to receive this will thank you for it over and over! So, buy one for you, and several for your friends -- then sit back and bask in the glow of gratitude :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! Buying a new/unknown author is always a bit chancy but from the first page I liked the author's writing style and the heroine's voice - her inner thoughts are very funny and I laughed out loud several times at both her thoughts and the antics of her son, E. I also really enjoyed her friendship with Ben and sparks flew between Dyce and Cas, the love interest - there are some smoking hot scenes between the two of them! Definitely interested in what more will happen with him. Overall I really enjoyed this book, found it very funny and well-written and would definitely buy the author's future books new. A great first book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first page had me laughing out loud and reading the first paragraphs to my husband. The characters and their relationships were engaging and made me want to know more about them, and the story kept me up late. I can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this was a great first book, and I can easily say I can't wait to see what else the author comes up with. You honestly rooted for the main character and couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he thrusts harder and kisses her massive breasts*
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Oh kato
plamberti More than 1 year ago
Hard to get into. The way some of the sentences were written were distracting and did not make sense. Her "relationship" with her friend Ben was a little confusing...one minute it's all good and the next she is talking about what she hates about him. Hard to explain but I won't be buying the next one.
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The characters are not likeable and the plot is stupid.
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V3864A More than 1 year ago
Story is interesting, but for me thereis too much description. I am a person that enjoys good dialog. There were several spots of pages and pages of description before any dialog.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Candyce "Dyce" Dare had a real short marriage which she ended when her husband slapped her. They have joint custody of their son Enoch, nicknamed E. However, her income is low, but she fears asking her husband for support because she believes he will go to court to demand full custody of the little E. Her new business Daring Finds, a furniture refinishing firm, has not brought in enough money as expected of a new entity. Her inventory is cheap she finds pieces on sidewalks, yard sales and dumpsters. One day whole doing the dumpster dive, Dyce finds a table she believes could prove valuable; however, the corpse filled with lye sharing the dumpster with the table could prove distracting. Soon afterward, her apartment is vandalized with epithets painted on her door. Dyce thinks the perp has a key to her place. On a walk, she finds another body that was soaked in lye in her garage. Both her best friend Ben and the lead detective want Dyce to stop sleuthing. He warns her to stop interfering with his official inquiry, but Dyce fears jail time as she is his number one suspect so Dyce keeps on investigating not quite understanding her tenacity could leaved her diced with lye. Elise Hyatt is a welcome addition to the lighthearted amateur sleuth sub-genre due to an enjoyable absorbing whodunit. Her heroine is 200-proof spunk as she has an amusing out of time but charming way at looking at life; if she lived in the 1950s she would have been On the Road with Kerouac and Cassidy and spouting poetry with Ginsburg and the beat generation over Moon River. Still with all this capriciousness, she is a fully doting mom raising her son. The support cast is solid especially Big Ben who feels responsible for Holly-go-Lightly and the little E. Harriet Klausner