A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More

A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More

by Eleanor Cawood Jones, Dorothy Cawood Jones

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"A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More" is a compilation of short stories created over 30 years, written by a former journalist and including contributions by her mother, a professional proofreader. From murder in the mountains of Tennessee to the adventures of an all-woman air conditioning repair crew in Northern Virginia, to the terrible secret that comes to light in the aftermath of a violent tornado, to the antics of a popular television master chef, this page-turner is a blend of murder mystery, psychological suspense, surprise endings, satire, tearjerkers, and just plain, laugh-out-loud fun.
Stories include: "Dog's Best Friend," where a farmer's wife has to make the ultimate decision between life and death; "Mrs. Gallagher," when you will learn not to underestimate a determined 85-year-old; "The Sampler," the co-author's award-winning short story about a happy retired couple with a really big secret; "Exit 36," a surprising tale of ongoing revenge, and "Burying Toby," a touching yet humorous story of two teenagers who help their beloved younger sister stage a funeral for her recently deceased favorite pet.
Also included are a rollicking satire of the Nancy Drew Mystery series, a tongue-in-cheek piece on soap operas and game shows, a trip down the runway of a senior citizen's beauty pageant, a fantasy built around a young boy's trip to the local convenience store, and a first-person account by a very intelligent house cat who witnesses a brutal murder and lives to tell the tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624883903
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 85
File size: 328 KB

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A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had not heard of these two ladies prior to reading this book. I am looking forward to reading more from them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, filled with stories that will make you laugh. Eleanor is a very talented author, with a wonderful sense of humor! I loved the variety of stories. This book is a great buy, and one that you definitely will want in your library forever. I can't wait for her to write more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much! Very hard to put down, just want to read one more and before you know it you're finished! I highly recommend  this book, pure entertainment!
JJ_in_VA More than 1 year ago
In the interest of full disclosure, I know the writers very well. However, I can recommend it to everyone because it's very good work! There are thirteen stories in the collection, all of which are very good. Each is different; the stories are often subtle, but they are without exception entertaining. The characters are interesting, and every story takes a turn the reader won't anticipate. Each story has an impact. My favorites are the story about Jake, the truck driver, and the stories called "Mrs. Gallagher," "Burying Toby," and "The Sampler." One of them is an extract from a forthcoming book by the primary author. The "odd story out" is the parody of Nancy Drew mysteries. Having read all the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys series in my younger days, the author perfectly captured the essence of the series and how it was written and wrote an outstanding parody that will hit home with anyone who knows the Nancy Drew series and provoke, in my opinion, some serious LOL. Great stories, well-told, entertaining, and often thought-provoking. A highly-recommended read...