Pickle in the Middle Murder

Pickle in the Middle Murder

by Jessie Chandler
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Privy to Murder

Shay O’Hanlon never knew the Minnesota Renaissance Festival was such a strange and bawdy event until JT Bordeaux—her badge-wearing, medieval-loving girlfriend—drags her along for a visit. The sixteenth-century faire is full of thrilling jousts, feisty wenches, and pickle vendors showing off their tasty tonsil

Overview

Privy to Murder

Shay O’Hanlon never knew the Minnesota Renaissance Festival was such a strange and bawdy event until JT Bordeaux—her badge-wearing, medieval-loving girlfriend—drags her along for a visit. The sixteenth-century faire is full of thrilling jousts, feisty wenches, and pickle vendors showing off their tasty tonsil ticklers, but Shay is distracted by the call of her full bladder. While trying to rein in her newest dog’s overactive nose, she finds a dead body with a pickle stuffed in his mouth. A real dead body. In the privy. And before Shay can shout “Huzzah!” JT is arrested for being the porta-potty body’s murderer. Together with her quirky crew of caper-solving pals, Shay must scramble for clues to free JT from the clink . . . and her troubled past.

Praise:

"Chandler keeps the suspense high."—Publishers Weekly

"Pickle in the Middle Murder has all the beloved characters from the first two capers: sweet Coop, tough old broad Eddy, adorable Rocky and, best of all, this time we find out what’s behind JT’s air of enigma. There is some dark stuff here as well as the jokes, chases and knock-about, but that only makes us root even more for these wonderful characters. If you only read one Twin Cities pickle-based murder mystery this year, make it Jessie Chandler's. Oh, and the dogs—Dawg and Bogey—only just manage not to steal the whole show. Great fun with a big heart: I loved it."—Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of The Dandy Gilver Mystery Series

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Chandler’s thrilling third Shay O’Hanlon caper (after 2012’s Hide and Snake Murder), the Rabbit Hole cafe owner and her girlfriend, Minneapolis police officer JT Bordeaux, are enjoying the Minnesota Renaissance Festival when Shay feels the urge to run to the Porta Potties (aka “privies”). When Shay opens an outhouse door, a dead man with a pickle sticking out of his mouth and the back of his head missing topples off the pot. Her call to 911 brings the police, but where’s JT? When she finally appears, disheveled and splattered with pickle fragments, gruff Det. Clint Roberts arrests her for murder.Chandler keeps the suspense high as flustered Shay and spunky Eddy Quartermaine, Shay’s mom stand-in, seek to prove JT’s innocence—and learn a few surprises about her past along the way. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738725987
Publisher:
Midnight Ink
Publication date:
07/08/2013
Series:
A Shay o'Hanlon Caper Series, #3
Pages:
231
Sales rank:
1,249,923
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Related Subjects

Read an Excerpt

Please browse inside this title with the preview below.


Meet the Author

Jessie Chandler is the author of the Shay O'Hanlon Caper series, the Vice President of the Twin Cities chapter of Sisters in Crime, and a member of Mystery Writer's of America. Her debut novel, Bingo Barge Murder, won the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society. In her spare time, Chandler sells unique, artsy T-shirts and other assorted trinkets to unsuspecting conference and festival goers. She is a former police officer and resides in Minneapolis. Visit her online at JessieChandler.com.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >