Murder in a Basket

Murder in a Basket

by Amanda Flower

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BN ID: 2940016015125
Publisher: Amanda Flower, LLC
Publication date: 01/18/2013
Series: India Hayes Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 69,187
File size: 186 KB

About the Author

Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. She writes the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series for B&H and the India Hayes Mystery Series for Five Star. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan for NAL. In addition to being an author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. Visit her online at and

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Murder in a Basket: An India Hayes Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
What a fun read. Humor surrounds India as she investigates the murder of a local craft artist. Along for the ride are members of her family with overbearing Carmen and her civic-minded parents. Ina, her neighbor, lends a hand to the investigation in a way only Ina can. The author did a good job of stringing me along as to the identity of the killer. The witty conversations and the supporting cast of eccentrically quirky characters were delightfully entertaining in this fast-moving mystery and with that ending; I can’t wait for the next book in this wonderful series.
Judiex on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A light, quick-read mystery. College librarian India Hayes finds the body of a basket weaver at a Founders' Day Festival. When the woman's son asks her to help, she tries to find the murderer and the motive. She encounters family disfunction, partly based on the $2 million inheritance given to a dog which the the victim was named to care for. My major complaint is the use of the incompetent, eccentric side-kick, in this case India's landlady.
ethel55 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Mild mannered college librarian India Hayes returns! Setting the stage in this mystery is the Stripling Founders' Festival. India's strong willed sister Carmen is in charge, and India is manning a booth. I enjoyed this as much as India's first story. Her family and co-workers are suitably quirky for the style of the story and the mystery was just twisty enough to keep my interest. I hope to read many more stories with India as the lead.
SherylHendrix on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Even better than Amanda Flower's first book, this mystery combines her quirky characters from the first book with a harder to guess at solution that left me jumping between several possible scenarios right until the very end. I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this sequel to Amanda Flower’s Maid of Murder, India Hayes again finds herself in strange garb. This time, India’s sister has convinced her to wear an American colonial outfit while face painting at the local college’s fair. India continues to be a wonderfully quirky character with a terrific sense of humor. Even when she stumbles over the dead body of a fellow artist, her good humor does not completely fail her. Accompanied by an elderly neighbor dressed in Irish Green, India sets out to solve the murder. The book has the same accompanying cast as the first book, including India’s endearing hippy parents. Laugh out loud moments are coupled with moments of tense suspense. This book is charming, funny, and an all-around great cozy read. A surprise ending makes me anxious to read the next installment of this series. Highly recommended for lovers of quality light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago