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Perfect for Framing

Perfect for Framing

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by Maggie Bishop
     
 

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Returning for a second suspense-filled mystery, Jemma Chase and Detective Tucker find themselves embroiled in a Property Owners Association power struggle. When winter arrives in the North Carolina Mountains, Jemma's need to find lucrative work leads her to turn to her love of cabinet making and photography. Having heard of Jemma's skill from another member of the

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Returning for a second suspense-filled mystery, Jemma Chase and Detective Tucker find themselves embroiled in a Property Owners Association power struggle. When winter arrives in the North Carolina Mountains, Jemma's need to find lucrative work leads her to turn to her love of cabinet making and photography. Having heard of Jemma's skill from another member of the association, the POA president Petula Windsor, hires Jemma to build cabinets in her guest house. Jemma struggles with her CSI wannabe urges to refrain from investigating a robbery that occurred in Petula's main house, where cash and an investigator's file was stolen. Upon completion of her task, Jemma stops by the main house to pick up her pay from Petula's husband, Ward. On her way back to her truck she smells smoke coming from the guest house. She races to find a way to put the fire out and discovers Petula inside, unconscious. Jemma risks her life to save Petula, but is too late. A simple break-in has escalated to murder. Detective Tucker finds suspects aplenty when files on the residents and those associated with the POA are found in Petula's locked file cabinet, leading him to suspect her of blackmail. Detective tucker tries his best to keep Jemma's interest at bay, but when Petula's husband is found dead and Tucker's life is jeopardized, Jemma won't be stopped until she finds the murderer.

Editorial Reviews

Cathy Pickens
Like a trip home to the mountains. Maggie Bishop has created a dude ranch near Boone, North Carolina, and now I wish there really was one there!

The illustrations in the book add a surprisingly nice dimension to the story and an authentic look at the locale. Who wouldn't love a book that has folks who go to UFO meetings, vicious battles between property owners, romance, and even Elvis [who is, incidentally, a real person ... but you need to either live in Boone or read the book to know
Christy Tillery French
Once more, Maggie Bishop delivers a thrilling whodunit, peppered with lovable characters and set against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains of North Carolina. Packed with breath-taking action and nail-biting suspense, with a twisting plot that guarantees constant speculation, this is one book that will have readers quickly turning pages, eager to find out what happens next. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932158847
Publisher:
Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Bishop's love for CSI, the Appalachian Mountains, and outdoor activities collectively have influenced her mystery series. In the past Maggie vacationed on several dude ranches inspiring her to create one just outside of Boone where her character Jemma resides. Residents of Boone will also find some familiar characters in her novels. Maggie founded the High Country Writers organization in 1995 and is an avid lover of the outdoors. Perfect for Framing is her fourth novel set in the area. Maggie has gained broader popularity and has been featured in the Houston Chapter of Sisters in Crime publication as a recommended mystery author. Ann Thompson Nemcosky, also from Boone, North Carolina, composed text and cover design.

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