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Other People's Baggage: Three Interconnected Mystery Novellas
     

Other People's Baggage: Three Interconnected Mystery Novellas

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by Kendel Lynn, Diane Vallere, Gigi Pandian
 

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"A cozy triple-scoop that tastes divine...the pleasantly contrasting novellas make it easy to finish off a story in one sitting, plus each novella serves as a prequel to the respective author's full-length work." – Library Journal

"Lost luggage has never been this fun! With well-drawn characters, Other People's Baggage is your first class ticket to three fast

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"A cozy triple-scoop that tastes divine...the pleasantly contrasting novellas make it easy to finish off a story in one sitting, plus each novella serves as a prequel to the respective author's full-length work." – Library Journal

"Lost luggage has never been this fun! With well-drawn characters, Other People's Baggage is your first class ticket to three fast-paced adventures full of mystery, murder, and magic." – Elizabeth Craig, Author of the Southern Quilting Series

"What do you get when you mix Doris Day with a dash of Texas two-step, then stir in a smidgen of Edinburgh, secret chambers, and magic? A recipe for fun entitled, Other People's Baggage. Although mixed up luggage is the thread that connects this trio of globetrotting novellas, it's snappy dialogue, clever storytelling, and charming characters that are the real common denominators...I'm already hooked!" – Maddy Hunter, Bestselling Author of the Passport to Peril Mystery series

"Those who enjoy travel and mysteries like myself will definitely enjoy reading Other People's Baggage...The mix-ups are a creative theme for tying the stories together, and I loved seeing how each sleuth dealt with the problem. A very fun collection!" – Beth Groundwater, Author of the RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery Series

"I enjoyed this book immensely...They are all delightfully different protagonists and all are definitely in the Cozy Mystery genre, which I love...Most of us are always looking for a great new series or author to read. This introduces three of them. Five stars out of five." – Examiner.com

Baggage claim can be terminal when a computer glitch mislabels identical vintage suitcases. This is what happened after three women with a knack for solving mysteries each grabbed the wrong bag.

MIDNIGHT ICE by Diane Vallere
A Madison Night Mystery Novella (prequel to Pillow Stalk)

When interior decorator Madison Night crosses the country to distance herself from a recent breakup, she learns it's harder to escape her past than she thought, and diamonds are rarely a girl's best friend.

SWITCH BACK by Kendel Lynn
An Elliott Lisbon Mystery Novella (prequel to Board Stiff)

Ballantyne Foundation director Elliott Lisbon travels to Texas after inheriting an entire town, but when she learns the donor was murdered, she has to unlock the small town's big secrets or she'll never get out alive.

FOOL'S GOLD by Gigi Pandian
A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery (prequel to Artifact)

When a world-famous chess set is stolen from a locked room during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, historian Jaya Jones and her magician best friend must outwit actresses and alchemists to solve the baffling crime.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, mystery novellas, mystery novella series, amateur sleuths, humorous murder mysteries, whodunnit short stories, book club recommendations, Southern living, Southern humor, murder mystery books

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

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Author - Elizabeth Craig
"Lost luggage has never been this fun! With well-drawn characters, Other People's Baggage is your first class ticket to three fast-paced adventures full of mystery, murder, and magic." – Elizabeth Craig, Author of the Southern Quilting Series
Elizabeth Craig
"Lost luggage has never been this fun! With well-drawn characters, Other People's Baggage is your first class ticket to three fast-paced adventures full of mystery, murder, and magic." – Elizabeth Craig, Author of the Southern Quilting Series

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015792256
Publisher:
Henery Press
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
95,510
File size:
763 KB

Meet the Author

Kendel Lynn is a Southern California native who now parks her flip-flops in Dallas, Texas. She read her first Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators at age seven and has loved mysteries ever since. SWITCH BACK is a prequel to her debut novel, Board Stiff (April 2013), which won several literary competitions, including the Zola Award for Mystery/Suspense. Along with writing and reading, she spends her time editing, designing, and figuring out ways to avoid the gym but still eat cupcakes for dinner.

Gigi Pandian is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India. After being dragged around the world during her childhood, she tried to escape her fate when she left a PhD program for art school. But adventurous academic characters wouldn’t stay out of her head. Thus was born the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series. FOOL’S GOLD is a prequel to the first book in the series, Artifact, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant.

Diane Vallere is a fashion-industry veteran with a taste for murder. MIDNIGHT ICE is a prequel to Pillow Stalk, the first Mad for Mod Mystery, published in October 2012. She also writes the Style & Error Mysteries, juggling both designer fashion and vintage style between the two series. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

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Other People's Baggage: Three Interconnected Mystery Novellas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MysteryMommy More than 1 year ago
This is the first novella anthology I've read in a long time, and it's a fast, fun read with great mysteries and funny characters. The authors did a great job of flowing the stories from one to the next, and the common thread of the luggage mix-up was great because it saved the reader from having to keep track of a common mystery from one story to the next. I love Madison Night's savvy juxtaposed with her Doris Day innocence. Super character. This is the first I've read of Elli Lisbon, and I can't wait to see more of her. Nineteen layers of hand sanitizer = a girl after my own heart. I wasn't that way before I had children, but three stomach bugs in one winter can make anyone hate germs. Jaya reminds me of a stiletto wearing Indiana Jones, and her magician friend Sanjay is a great sidekick. The settings were also all very well done, and very different, too, which was fun. The Doris Day hotel in the first story is a great, fun place to read about, and Lynn nails the small Texas town down to the emptying square and tent revivals. Scotland is one of those places I've always wanted to visit, and after reading Pandian's descriptions, I feel like I have, in a way. I read an advance copy provided by the authors, but was under no obligation to offer anything but my honest opinion, which is exactly what you see here. I'm looking forward to more books with these characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising] "These are the stories of what happened when three women with a knack for solving mysteries each picked up the wrong bag…" The connection is the luggage as three mysteries are solved with the exception of how the luggage got mixed up in the first place! Madison Knight was running away from the end of a doomed relationship; running to a place she always felt was her "Shangi-La": Cypress Inn, Doris Day’s hotel in Carmel By-The-Sea. Her mother had always revered the actress and Madison's fashion sense mimicked the wardrobe of her idol. Even though the Inn was going through a "spruce-up" for an upcoming festival, Madison's reservation was accepted....but her luggage never arrived. Someone elses did. And Madison Knight, interior designer drops right into a mystery that could have dire consequences Doris Day would never expect...... Elliott Lisbon, germaphobe extrodinaire was taking Zibby Archibald back to her home town to accept its donation to the Ballantyne Foundation, where she worked. Problem is, Little Oak Texas' donation by it's owner upon his death was contingent on a family "feud" that had no resolution in site. And, it might be tied in with a murder as his widow is being arrested while the ladies arrive in the run down town. Of course Zibby volunteers Elliot's sleuthing skills in finding out who the culprit is while trying to simply do her job. Not easy when you don't have your own clothes....or hand sanitizer...... Jaya Jones, our third mix up, is taking a vacation prior to her first professorship. With a newly minted PhD, she deserves the break as she comes into Edinburgh Scotland to attend their Fringe Festival and support her friends Sanjay- a "Houdini" escape artist, and Daniella, whose newest play based on the metaphor of a chess set Jaya had helped research. Her idea of a relaxing vacation is thwarted first by another luggage mixup, and then with a bunch of characters that keep her on her toes so to speak, as her historian background ties into lost artifacts and eccentric old families topped with a deerstalker hat! These three stories are so much fun! And, for this reviewer, Jaya's character was completely new so I had a blast being with these three authors rummaging around in "Other Peoples' Baggage
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InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Other People's Baggage (Henery Press Mystery Novella Collection) (Volume 1) Author: Kendell Lynn, Gigi Pandian, Diane Valare Published: 7-6-16 Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 272 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Cozy Mystery; Women Sleuths; Amateur Sleuths ISBN: 9781938383106 ASIN: B00AF0Y8GC Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Three separate stories by different authors connected by ever traveler's worst nightmare. Lost luggage taken one step farther by receiving the wrong luggage and arriving at your destination with nothing appropriate to wear. Such an event happens to Diane Valare's Maddison "Maddy" Night, Kendell Lynn's Elliott "Elli" Lisbon, and Gigi Pandian's Jaya Jones. In A Mad for Mod Mystery Novella (prequel to Pillow Stalk) When interior decorator Madison Night crosses the country to distance herself from a recent breakup, she learns it's harder to escape her past than she thought, and diamonds are rarely a girl's best friend. In SWITCH BACK by Kendel Lynn An Elliott Lisbon Mystery Novella (prequel to Board Stiff) Ballantyne Foundation director Elliott Lisbon travels to Texas after inheriting an entire town, but when she learns the donor was murdered, she has to unlock the small town's big secrets or she'll never get out alive. In FOOL'S GOLD by Gigi Pandian A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery (prequel to Artifact) When a world-famous chess set is stolen from a locked room during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, historian Jaya Jones and her magician best friend must outwit actresses and alchemists to solve the baffling crime. Three fantastic stories to brighten your day. Each author has a humorous style and witty dialog that will have you in stiches as you try to solve the mystery before the main character. If you have not tried any of the authors before you are in for a treat. Each on her own is a talented and addictive author, but all three together is Christmas come early. From start to finish you will not be able to put this book down. My favorites are Maddie Night, a Doris Day fan who shows her love of the 60's icon in all she does especially her dress style and décor; and Elli Lisbon a most unlikely detective in training. She may be a bit orthodox, but always comes through in the end. I am new to Gigi Pandian's Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt series, but found it just as enjoyable and a joy to read. I look forward to reading more of her mysteries soon. My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this book 1 of the Press Mystery novellas written by Kendel Lynn, Gigi Pandian, and Diane Vallere. The three novellas are interconnected mystery novellas. These novellas all have a wonderful story with well-developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next books by these great authors. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good idea for the story, but I was not thrilled with they way it went with the actual story. Maybe I was just having a bad week and could not get into the story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages?