Death in the Cards: A Stain-busting Mystery (The Stain-Busting Mysteries)

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Laundromat owner and stain removal expert Josie Toadfern knows her tiny twon's dirty clothes and most of its dirty little secrets. But an upcoming "Psychic Fair" is bringing a brand-new mess to Paradises, Ohio. The arrival of all manner of mystics and soothsayers has raised the dangerous ire of a local evangelist and his minions, as well as the more conservative citizens of Paradise—so it doesn't take a crystal ball to predict that murder will ultimately foul the fair. But Josie couldn't foresee that she'd be the one to stubmle upon the body, or that her impeccable stain-sense would embroil her in the nasty homicidal happenings. And suddenly her attempt to psych out a killer has Josie's own future looking very grim indeed.

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Sharon Short is also the author of the novel My One Square Inch of Alaska (Penguin Plume) in which a pair of siblings escape the strictures of the 1950s industrial Ohio town on the adventure of a lifetime. Opening chapters of this novel earned Sharon an Ohio Arts Council individual artist's grant and a Montgomery County (Ohio) Arts & Cultural District Literary Artist Fellowship. Sharon is the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News and is the Executive Director of the renowned Antioch Writers' Workshop in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Additionally, Sharon's book Sanity Check: A Collection of Columns includes 100 reader-favorites of her weekly humor and lifestyle column that ran in the Dayton Daily News for more than a decade. Sharon has also published two mystery series (Josie Toadfern and Patricia Delaney) as well as short stories and essays.  Sharon holds a B.A. in English from Wright State University and an M.A. in English from Bowling Green State University. She makes her home in her native state of Ohio.

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“DEATH OF A DOMESTIC DIVA is an immaculate conception, and more importantly, good clean fun!” (Mary Kay Andrews)

“Sharon Short’s Josie Toadfern is wonderfully quirky.” (Jill Churchill)

“...as cozy as it is cunning with cleaning tips galore and a simply wonderful domestic goddess on the scene.” (Mystery Scene)

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Death in the Cards: A Stain-Busting Mystery, Sharon Short, The third delightful installment in the cozy series starring small town laundromat owner and amateur sleuth Josie Toadfern--"Sharon Short's appealing heroine Josie Toadfern sparkles." --Carolyn Hart Paradise, Ohio, laundromat owner Josie Toadfern is content with her life. She loves owning her own business (especially because she learns everyone in town's dirty little secrets from their dirty little clothes); she has plenty of friends, she has a beloved cousin she dotes on; and her blossoming romance with a professor named Owen Logan is about to hit full bloom. She's even earning some extra money by renting out the second apartment over her laundromat to a nice young couple who own a New Age bookshop and Tarot Card reading room in town. But when a psychic who is in town for the upcoming Paradise Psychic Fair stops Josie on the street and warns her of impending danger and sorrow in the small town, Josie worries she may just be right. For Josie's nice young boarders and their New Age friends who are attending the Psychic Fair have the more conservative Paradisites pitted against them, and an economic downturn has hit local businesses. But when Josie and Owen stumble upon a body one dark night, it seems that matters are much more grave than anyone expected. And what's worse, another gruesome murder may be in the cards. o o Great for fans of mysteries populated with fun and wacky characters and capers. With a small, seemingly quiet and unsuspecting town, a cast of screwball characters, and a sassy, hilarious heroine, this is a delightful take on the village mystery. Josie Toadfern's "Stain Buster" column appears at the end of the book. In hilarious detail, the column provides stain tips and helpful hints for all the messes that the characters have gotten themselves into. This column will appear in each book in the series. Bookseller Inventory # B9780060537982

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