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My Favorite Corpse (A Skullduggery Inn Cozy Read #1)
     

My Favorite Corpse (A Skullduggery Inn Cozy Read #1)

3.4 14
by Kathy Carmichael
 

A Skullduggery Inn Cozy Read My Favorite Corpse centers around Ashley, the owner of a mystery-themed inn located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. An amateur sleuth, Ashley finds a corpse washed to shore at her inn's private beach. She must learn what happened before her guests begin checking out. While Ashley’s mystery weekend guests usually enjoy the

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A Skullduggery Inn Cozy Read My Favorite Corpse centers around Ashley, the owner of a mystery-themed inn located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. An amateur sleuth, Ashley finds a corpse washed to shore at her inn's private beach. She must learn what happened before her guests begin checking out. While Ashley’s mystery weekend guests usually enjoy the occasional dead body, they prefer the never-previously-animated kind.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151671156
Publisher:
Kathy Carmichael
Publication date:
12/15/2014
Series:
A Skullduggery Inn Cozy Read
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
72,281
File size:
452 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestseller Kathy Carmichael resides on Florida's west coast, along with her Scottish husband, two not-so-wee-sons, and a bevy of cantankerous felines. Kathy's women's fiction/romantic comedy, HOT FLASH, was named as one of the Top 10 Romance Fiction titles for 2009 by the American Library Association's BOOKLIST magazine.

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My Favorite Corpse 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short story. The author is a good writer, I was enjoying the read and curious to find out whodunit .... when it just ends.... the end.... and it doesn't appear that any of the other books in the series picks up the thread of this story. Huh.........(?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad ending to what was an interesting story. Very disappointing.
hartisnbama More than 1 year ago
This book was over when I felt like it was just starting! I couldn't believe it. I thought maybe I had just gotten a sample and looked back to look for the whole book upon finding out that is it. It is 29 pages long. The story line was interesting and writing was very good. Just too short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where will the body turn up next??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok was a good short story i did enjoy it but i ish it was alot longer with more body to it have bought another but it is so short also wish she weewrittingaloner book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this short story. It was fast paced & an enjoyable read! Will be looking for more of Skullduggery stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my usual reading material , but a nice distraction .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ended to soon to find out what happens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...but the reason I gave it 4 stars is because it ends on a cliffhanger. So I felt as if all the reading done was wasted because the mystery isn't solved. That's ok if there are subsequent books. There are books after this, but from what I can tell, none of them pick up where the first book leaves off!! That confused me. That being said, this book is well-written and laugh-out-loud funny. So...I might buy the next one, just because I liked this one so much. But I am really hoping to find out what's up with that corpse! Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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ABrantley More than 1 year ago
What a great read! I loved that the author mentioned some great books by some awesome thriller/suspense authors, such as Vicki Hinze. I also couldn't help but smile when she used the term "Bazinga" made popular by my latest TV obsession, The Big Bang Theory. This is such a great read. It's got a good mystery, a budding romance, charming characters, and humor. It's another winner from the fabulous Kathy Carmichael that you should not miss.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
I knew I had to read this book when I learned the setting for the story was my hometown. How cool is that! Ashley, the owner of the Skullduggery Inn, is a girl after my own heart. She’s a huge book fan and named the rooms in her inn after her favorite authors. My mother stayed at The Marriott Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Her favorite movie is Somewhere In Time and she got to stay in the room they used for the movie. There are references to books and movies laced throughout the story. The story takes place in Fairhope, Alabama, on Mobile Bay. Ashley hurries down to the bay when she hears there’s a Jubilee. A Jubilee is when the small fish, crabs, shrimp and such swarm to shallow waters due to low oxygen in the bay. This only happens in two places in the world. Here and in Japan. I’ve been to several and you can literally wade in and scoop up some good eats. That is Ashley’s plan until her excitement is shattered when she reaches down and stops just short of grabbing a human foot, which is still attached to a body. Panicked, she looks around for someone to help her when one of her guests,Trevor Stone, happens along. She sends him to notify the authorities and waits for his return. And she waits. And waits. Finally she gives up and returns to the inn, where she finds Trevor sound asleep. He says he never saw the body so maybe she was mistaken. When the police arrive she leads them to the spot where she found the body and all that’s there is a piece of driftwood. The officer is convinced that’s what she saw and mistook for a dead person in the dark. But Ashley knows better. With nothing else she can do about it, she hurries to get her fresh catch ready to serve up to her guests later that night. Opening a pantry door she discovers come kittens. The mother cat slips outside and she rushes to catch her. Stumbling through the woods she steps through to the beach and what does she find. Sitting on a bench is the dead guy from the night before. He’s still dead and starting to smell ripe. I really enjoyed the scenes with the kittens. It made me think of the restaurant owners on the causeway that takes you across Mobile Bay. They work with the local veterinarians to capture, vaccinate, and spay or neuter the cats before setting them loose again. This keeps them healthy and the population under control. The cat coalition and restaurant owners work together to feed the cats. There are many dangers for them on the causeway. Snakes and alligators. They are not your friendly house cats. They’re feral and wise. I’m sure some slip through those traps and surprise the owners with their kittens. Back to the scene of the crime. There’s no cell service so she has to return to the inn to call the police and once again, when they arrive, the body is gone. Ashley is in the middle of something strange and will get to the bottom of it one way or another. This was such a good mystery, funny with a hint of romance. It was made more fun as I recognized a lot of the places described in the book. I knew the location of The Skullduggery Inn and the place where Ashley first saw the body in the bay. I often went fishing there with my brother. Now, when I go there, I’ll be thinking of this book and looking for dead bodies. LOL I should tell you, this is a short story, a teaser for more books to come. You are left hanging out to dry, but the ending is still a good one. I’ll be diving into more of this series.