Best Served Cold

Best Served Cold

by Jimmie Ruth Evans

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ISBN-13: 9780425213490
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2007
Series: A Trailer Park Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Miranda James is the pseudonym of Dean James, a seventh-generation Mississippian recently returned home after over thirty years in Texas. A mystery fan since the age of ten, he wrote his first novel at the ripe old age of twelve. The only copy of The Mystery of the Willow Key vanished years ago, but since it was highly derivative of the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mystery series, that's probably a good thing.

Currently a librarian, Dean has published articles on topics in library science, the history of science/medicine, and mystery fiction. His first book, with fellow librarian Jean Swanson, was By a Woman's Hand and won an Agatha Award. Dean and Jean collaborated on Killer Books and The Dick Francis Companion. In all he has co-authored or co-edited six works of mystery reference and one short story anthology.

He has published more than eighteen novels, writing under his own name, Jimmie Ruth Evans, and as Honor Hartman. He's best known as Miranda James, for his New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series, which features a librarian, Charlie Harris and his charming, partner-in-crime solving cat, Diesel. The books include Murder Past Due, Classified as Murder, File M for Murder, Out of Circulation, The Silence of the Library, Arsenic and Old Books, No Cats Allowed, Twelve Angry Librarians and the upcoming Claws for Concern.

Dean lives with two young cats, thousands of books, and thinks frequently about killing people - but only in the pages of fiction.

See www.catinthestacks.com to discover even more!

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Best Served Cold 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely great book all are great by dean james. This is one of the best.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Wanda Nell Culpepper lives in Tullahoma, but lately has had a tough time of it. She has adjusted to the fact that her son T.J. has a significant other who is a male and her middle child Miranda has given her a black granddaughter and supports the two of them and her youngest daughter Juliet. Wanda works at the Kountry Kitchen and the supermarket to pay the bills. One evening while working at the Kountry Kitchen, her younger brother Rusty enters the premises. She has not seen him in over a decade, but he makes it clear that he has not come home to see her. Instead he is seen fighting with Reggie until his compatriot is found murdered. After the police interrogate him, Rusty vanishes. Bert Vines threatens Wanda to quit nosing around. Coach Scott Simpson commits suicide soon after he spoke with Rusty and Wanda Nell. The sheriff¿s son Marty Shaw threatens Wanda as he knows Rusty has come home to insure the piper is paid with people paying with their lives. --- BEST SERVED COLD is an old fashioned southern cozy that provides the audience with a sense of the darkness hidden beneath the façade of the small charming town. Jimmie Ruth Evans creates characters who readers care about especially the beleaguered protagonist, her three children, her grandson and her to the rescue gun totin' neighbor. Though exhausted from family demands, her two jobs, and now the threats Wanda proves she is quite the heroine as she adds on to her plate protecting her sibling. --- Harriet Klausner