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The Wurst Is Yet to Come (Bed-and-Breakfast Series #27)

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The charming Hillside Manor is the perfect B&B for a few days of R&R. Okay, so it also features the occasional corpse or two. But is a small body count really any reason for the state to yank Judith McMonigle Flynn's innkeeper's license? Exhausted from answering the nosy critics from the state B&B association, Judith needs a change of scenery. Volunteering to help out at the State B&B booth during Oktoberfest is just the opportunity she's looking for. But before the beer begins flowing, Judith ...

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Overview

The charming Hillside Manor is the perfect B&B for a few days of R&R. Okay, so it also features the occasional corpse or two. But is a small body count really any reason for the state to yank Judith McMonigle Flynn's innkeeper's license? Exhausted from answering the nosy critics from the state B&B association, Judith needs a change of scenery. Volunteering to help out at the State B&B booth during Oktoberfest is just the opportunity she's looking for. But before the beer begins flowing, Judith finds a dead body. Unfortunately, Judith's reputation has preceded her, and the local police chief wants her help. So Judith hits on a brilliant idea: her cousin Renie will pose as the sleuth. Now, what could possibly go wrong?
 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
When bodies begin to pile up at a stately bed and breakfast in the remote German countryside, innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn must find a way to restore her reputation and do her part to assist the local investigation. But when the police chief asks for Flynn's help, she foolishly persuades her cousin to impersonate a detective. Lindsay Ellison reads the audio edition, and unfortunately her narration—with its rushed delivery and world-weary tone—fails to capture the spirit of this cozy mystery set in the Bavarian mountains. And while her renditions of the characters feature distinct voices and dialects, they never fully capture the essence of the characters. All in all, cozy fans will likely be disappointed. A William Morrow hardcover. (July)
Library Journal - Audio
Innkeeper Judith Flynn and her cousin Renie take a busman's holiday in the 27th title in this series when they attend their regional Oktoberfest celebration. Unfortunately, not only does a corpse spoil the party but the local police chief approaches Judith for help, not with the current dead body but with a colder case. It's not exactly the R&R that Judith had in mind. Narrator Lindsay Ellison captures the relationship between the two middle-aged cousins brilliantly. Although often mean-spirited and downright rude, Renie is protective of Judith and will get even if anyone hurts her physically or emotionally. Judith may be a people person, but she is still filled with everyday jealousies and frustrations. VERDICT Ellison carries the German accents with aplomb and makes equal time for young love, grieving widows, and a host of other quirky characters that pass through the festival. Recommended where Daheim is popular.—Jodi L. Israel, Birmingham, AL
Kirkus Reviews
Welcome to Little Bavaria, a town devoted to tourists, beer, oompah bands and murder. Leaving her husband home at Hillside Manor, innkeeper Judith Flynn drags her cousin Renie along on a 4-hour train ride to Little Bavaria, where Oktoberfest is in full swing and the state B&B association, egged on by Ingrid Heffelman, hopes that a hospitality booth manned by its members will fill up rooms left vacant in the economic downturn. It's a good idea that quickly turns nasty. A 91-year-old town patron keels over at the welcoming event. The autopsy reveals aconite poisoning. The police chief, an incompetent buffoon dubbed Fat Matt, is thoroughly baffled. He calls on amateur sleuth Judith to help him out, not only with this murder, but with that of the owner of the Pancake Schloss two months back. A couple of locals make false confessions. New evidence suggests that a past suicide may actually have been murder. There's another attempt at poisoning and a lot of gossip about the many, many illegitimate children of that town patron, plus a few rumors about the failed marriages of some of his progeny and the whereabouts of some of their children. Clues pile up, ditto red herrings. And the oompah bands play on until Judith sorts through old legal cases, divorce papers and documents concerning German immigrant resettlement after World War II and saints of the Catholic Church. Breezy and sardonic, with Judith and Renie (All the Pretty Hearses, 2011, etc.) in top form for their 26th adventure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611206906
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Series: Bed-and-Breakfast Series , #27
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,000,626
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Richardson Daheim is a Seattle native with a degree in communications from the University of Washington. Realizing at an early age that getting published in books with real covers might elude her for years, she worked on daily newspapers and in public relations to help avoid her creditors. She lives in her hometown in a century­-old house not unlike Hillside Manor, except for the body count. Daheim is also the author of the Alpine mystery series and the mother of three daughters.

READER BIO
Lindsay Ellison is a multi-talented performer who specializes in audiobooks, dance and drumming.

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

    Ms Daheim has another winner!

    Judith and Reenie are up to their old tricks again. I can't even tell you how many Mary Daheim books I've read, all because someone gave me one of the books from Mary Daheim's Alpine series. Since then I've made sure to keep an eye out for everyone of her bookd in both series.

    This book as all of her books was witty, lighthearted, funny, yet interesting. I guess to sum it up in one word all her books are "homy" feeling. You feel as if you're part of the book while reading it and can see some of the situations actually happening although I hope no one has as many bodies show up where ever they go as Judith does. :)

    If you've never tried Mary Daheim books before get this one or any other of her books and get started enjoying these books. I can't wait for the next one in either series to come out! Oh btw the best part of these series books is the way Ms. Daheim writes them you don't have to read them in order to understand each story as they're individual situations.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Stunk!

    This book was terrible! Too many characters , incredibly stupid, and when I finished the book, I still could not tell you who or why they did it. Terrible!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    I did not this one as much as three others in this series, I had read.

    Not very good. I had expected it to be up to the standards of the others in this series, I had read. This one was just plain inane. They went from a nice, funny mystery to overboard stupidity. Too bad. I will not purchase another book of this B&B series. This one ruined them for me. I might get another lemon and you can't make lemonade from a bad book, but you can make a nice fire, if not on a nook. Easy to delete though.

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    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Terrible

    This book was just plain awful. I couldn't even finish. Very disappointed in the author. I love her Alpine series but this terrible.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    not that good

    It was not one of her better stories . I thought it was hard to give it two stars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    I think the author has been reading too many Janet Evanovich's b

    I think the author has been reading too many Janet Evanovich's books. The personality of the characters', in this series, has totally changed. Now, everyone has to be funny. This has ruined the book and the series for me and I just can't finish this book ! What a waste for a good series of stories.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2012

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    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Judith Flynn takes a

    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite

    Judith Flynn takes a few days off from running her famous (or is it infamous?) Hillside Manor Bed and Breakfast and heads to the mountain town of Little Bavaria with her cousin Renie. Judith has agreed to help staff the B&B booth during Little Bavaria's Oktoberfest and she has her fingers crossed lest Cousin Renie should open her mouth and stir up trouble as she most often does. Then, during a diner at the beginning of the festival, Little Bavaria's beloved senior citizen Dietrich Wessler is found dead in the midst of the celebrations. Judith and Renie look into what's what with the help of local police chief Duomo who is kindly but not overly bright, and his assistant, sleeepy Ernie Schwartz who fought in Vietnam and won the Silver Star. Judith and Renie find that there is more going on than appears on the surface. Someone holds grudges that go back to World War II and is resolving issues with murder.

    "The Wurst is Yet to Come" is a delightful and well-written mystery with twists and turns in the plot that will delight the reader. Judith and Renie are unforgettable characters with Renie's forthright outspokeness balancing Judith's serious nature. Police Chief Duomo, Ernie, the Denkels, the Wesslers, Connie Beaulieu and her husband, Father Dash and all the other characters add to the plot line which proceeds smoothly to the story's end. The fascinating mixture of past history and people's intermingled lives make "The Wurst is yet to Come" and author Mary Daheim's "Bed-and-Breakfast" series well worth putting on reading lists everywhere.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Dreadful

    Tried a couple of times but just can't read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Bad

    How an honest person could give this one five stars is beyond me. This book has too much going on to find it enjoyable. Find another book to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Different twist-read it!!

    This one is a little different than some of her stories have been. I enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Disappointed

    Not an enjoyable read. I never finished it, it is just too ridiculous to be enjoyable. Author does have a good sense of humor, but it is a constant barrage of snarky statements and squabbling between cousins. It was rather stupid. I was disappointed as I usually enjoy this type of amateur sleuthing book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Bed and Breakfast Mystery

    Fun with mystery. The Cousins' are entertaining and the mysteries, while not complex, do have you guessing. Also read her 'Alpine Series'. I have all of her books and re-read them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Ree

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Highly Recommended.

    This book was a great read. Mary Daheim, is one of my favorite authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    if you like this series, it is a must

    i fully enjoyed this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Plot twists to keep you busy tracking them at this B&B exhibit

    Readers who enjoy Mary Daheim's books will enjoy this one too, as will readers new to Mary's work. Interesting plot twists and characters. Judith and her cousin Reenie are off to a B&B convention where all manner of craziness ensues and they help solve not one - but 2 - murders. A good bedtime "read" - plot keeps you paying attention, but it's not so scary that you can't fall asleep when you turn out the light (or turn off your Nook).

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Fun read

    Enjoyed this book very much.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    good to read

    light mystery. Up to the standards of the other of this series. Like the way the characters age as the series continues

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    What What

    This book is a cunfuzing book. What did i get this for then. To like books or not. Cause my mom gave this to like books on ok. No this post bmeans that this was not a very good i think its bettervif i read the book when im 56 years old. So im goingbto givevthis rating a two star rating because its not that good. And its cunfuzing how can people read this i mean isnt it bad. It even has cuss words in it so why should people be reading this stuff. Ok my hands are getting tried of writing so muxh so ill come back soon. Bye

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Love

    Best book

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