Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder [NOOK Book]

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Organizational whiz Ellie Avery is prepared for everything, including a visit with her quirky in-laws. But a promising week sipping Alabama sweet tea sours when she learns her husband's Grandpa Franklin has passed away--and the police suspect very unnatural causes. Looking for motives among the mourners, Ellie gathers that quite a few relatives stood to profit from Franklin's passing. When a little more sleuthing reveals Franklin's mysterious ties to a legendary local author, another murder thickens the plot like...
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Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder

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Overview

Organizational whiz Ellie Avery is prepared for everything, including a visit with her quirky in-laws. But a promising week sipping Alabama sweet tea sours when she learns her husband's Grandpa Franklin has passed away--and the police suspect very unnatural causes. Looking for motives among the mourners, Ellie gathers that quite a few relatives stood to profit from Franklin's passing. When a little more sleuthing reveals Franklin's mysterious ties to a legendary local author, another murder thickens the plot like a plateful of mud pie. While the grits cook slowly, Ellie needs to act fast if she wants to keep her untimely demise off what could be her last to-do list ever.

"A winning mystery." --Publishers Weekly

Don't miss Ellie Avery's great tips for preserving family treasures!

"Charm, Southern sass, and suspense abound. . .delightful." --Fresh Fiction

"What fun is a funeral without a corpse? Ellie Avery steps into snooping mode, and not a moment too soon." --Kirkus Reviews

"An engaging young heroine." --Carolyn Hart

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758279637
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: An Ellie Avery Mystery , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 164,644
  • File size: 996 KB

Meet the Author

Sara Rosett
Sara Rosett

Sara Rosett was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. Her marriage to an Air Force pilot has taken her to central and southern California, Washington State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Maryland and Georgia. Sara has worked as a credit processor, a staff reporter for two Air Force base newspapers, and a researcher and writer for the Citizen Ambassador Program of People to People International. She and her family have moved ten times-giving her plenty of expertise to write about a military mom who moonlights as a professional organizer.

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    Enjoyed this book. Looking for Mistletoe, Misgivings, and Murde

    Enjoyed this book. Looking for Mistletoe, Misgivings, and Murder which stated it would be out Oct. 2012..cannot find it anywhere..so disapointed...

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

    This was a good mystery and can't wait for the next one. Ms Rose

    This was a good mystery and can't wait for the next one. Ms Rosett
    writes a very good cozy. This is a great series.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Loved it!

    Loved all the books in this series. Funny; a page-turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Awesome

    Can't wait for the next book

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    Good read!

    We've enjoyed all the books in this series.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    Amateur Sleuthing Has Never Been More Fun!

    Ellie Avery mysteries have always been a favorite among 'cozy' mystery readers. Not only is the character of Ellie Avery fun, intelligent, and entertaining, but the titles, alone, draw readers to each and every story. Ellie has been the 'star' of Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder; Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder (Love these), and Mrs. Avery is one amateur sleuth that has stolen readers' hearts.

    In this latest mystery, Ellie, her husband, Mitch, and their two children are packed into the car for a road trip. They are traveling to see Mitch's family. He's an air force pilot, so it's extremely difficult for them to plan any family vacations. Mitch seems a bit tense as they drive on, while the two kids in the back seat have had just about enough of 'I-spy' and other car games.

    Mitch and Ellie are going to stay for a week with Mitch's family to see his mother receive the Realtor of the Year Award, and also attend Book Daze - which is the Smarr, GA book festival that draws in hundreds of big-name authors. But when they arrive at the house, every car belonging to every member of Mitch's family seems to be parked in the driveway.and the sad faces that are coming out to greet them make Mitch and Ellie a bit wary. They soon find out that Mitch's beloved Grandfather died the night before. Kenny Franklin was eighty-two years old and lived a good life, but he was now with the angels.

    As the pace increases like a rocket, Ellie soon finds some strange 'signs' in the deceased home - like a broken window, and drawers and cabinets that look like they've been gone through by someone who was looking for something. The characters come out of the woodwork. There's one family member, Felicity, who has already been to the house and taken some things because she couldn't wait for the Will to be read. There's an Aunt Christine who is beside herself with the fact that she didn't check on Grandpa Kenny the night before like she usually does; and many, many others.

    Ellie talks to a cop who says that the death is on the 'books' as a natural stroke, but can always be re-opened. Even the police seem to have a bit of an odd feeling where the death is concerned. Ellie takes off with her sleuthing skills - and gets even more into the crime when she discovers that the funeral parlor has lost the body of dear Grandpa.

    This is one of the most fast-paced, entertaining, suspenseful 'cozies' that is on the market today, and fans will absolutely love following Ellie once again as she solves the crime! Enjoy!

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

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    Excellent Read!

    I have read the whole series. .... is there any other series equal to this?

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Delightful Cozy Mystery!

    What a delight to settle into book six in the Ellie Avery Mystery series. In this outing, the Avery family is off to Mitch Avery's home town for a family visit. The quiet visit quickly diminishes when Mitch's grandfather is found dead just before their arrival. While the family is reeling from his death, Ellie suspects that there is more than meets the eye going on. And what is cousin-in-law Felicity up to what with sneaking into Grandpa Franklin's house and pilfering his belongings? Ellie's desire to investigate Grandpa Franklin's death is causing friction between her and Mitch. Mitch would rather keep family business in the family. Of course, with murders, fires and breaks-in you cannot keep it from the police so they do become involved. The story revolves around greed but not in the way you would think! Great writing, characters, story-telling and an interesting plot.

    I just love Ellie Avery's organizing tips that are included in the book. In this outing the tips were Ellie Avery's Tips for Preserving Family Treasures. There are lots of helpful tips and they are located at the end of many of the chapters. There are excellent tips on unusual ways to preserve and organize artwork such as what to do with oversize items, changing the format and creating new art from old. There were also tips to help with genealogy which are of particular interest to me.

    I absolutely recommend this wonderful cozy mystery. Pick it up next week when it goes on sale!

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

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    Series fans will enjoy the Avery visit to the paternal side of the family

    Ellie and Mitch Avery, accompanied by their two children, travel to Smarr, Alabama to visit his elderly grandfather. However, they are greeted with the stunning tragic news that Grandpa Franklin just died.

    Someone breaks into Grandpa Franklin's home; but to the Avery adult's stunned amazement, the police hesitate to classify the B&E as a robbery attempt. Soon after the break-in, someone abducts Grandpa's body, but the cops believe there still is nothing to investigate. A stranger attends the funeral but soon is found dead in the guest room. Uncle Bud and Felicity the wife of Mitch's cousin has Ellie considering adding relatives to her list of suspicious characters.

    There is a lot more happening in this zany regional cozy as money proves to be the root of all evil. Ellie knows better than to investigate when family is in the middle in spite of having success solving mysteries (see Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder), but amateur sleuthing seems to be in her blood. Series fans will enjoy the Avery visit to the paternal side of the family as Alabama turns crimson red even if this is an Auburn year

    Harriet Klausner

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