As her big 3-0 approaches, Josie Toadfern's life seems more or less wrinkle-free. Since the laundromat owner, stain removal expert, and confirmed snoop's local stain-busting column went regional, she's become a true small-town celeb. And now she's been asked to give a speech in honor of her deceased junior high school teacher, Mrs. Oglevee—even though Josie remembers finding herself in hot water with the dour disciplinarian on numerous occasions.
But then the late educator's alleged long-lost daughter hands her a note claiming that Mrs. O was murdered. Suddenly more than unpleasant middle school memories keep Josie up nights, as her unauthorized investigation begins turning up some very interesting dirt. Mrs. O, apparently, was more than just a tight-lipped prude who ruled detention with an iron fist. And when an Oglevee relative ends up dead, Josie realizes she'll have to air all of the family's dirty laundry . . . or she'll be spending her thirtieth birthday removing bloodstains.
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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.Review:
“DEATH OF A DOMESTIC DIVA is an immaculate conception, and more importantly, good clean fun!” (Mary Kay Andrews, praise for DEATH OF A DOMESTIC DIVA)
“...as cozy as it is cunning with cleaning tips galore and a simply wonderful domestic goddess on the scene.” (Mystery Scene, praise for DEATH OF A DOMESTIC DIVA)
“Sharon Short’s Josie Toadfern is wonderfully quirky.” (Jill Churchill, praise for DEATH OF A DOMESTIC DIVA)
“...as cozy as it is cunning with cleaning tips galore and a simply wonderful domestic goddess on the scene.” (Mystery Scene, praise for DEATH BY DEEP DISH PIE)
“Sharon Short’s clever and amusing mystery, DEATH BY DEEP DISH PIE, is a delicious read!...sure to satisfy” (Earlene Fowler, praise for DEATH BY DEEP DISH PIE)
“Cozy fans will find DEATH BY DEEP DISH PIE delicious and satisfying.” (Carolyn Hart, praise for DEATH BY DEEP DISH PIE)
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Book Description Avon, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060793279
Book Description Avon, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060793279
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