Pressed to Kill: A Mandy Dyer Mystery (Mandy Dyer Mysteries)

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9780312347857: Pressed to Kill: A Mandy Dyer Mystery (Mandy Dyer Mysteries)

"Dolores Johnson writes with wit and panache. I love her sense of humor."
---Diane Mott Davidson, author of Double Shot
 
In this latest installment of Dolores Johnson's beloved dry-cleaning sleuth series, Mandy Dyer notices the new and improved appearance of her customer Ardith Brewster. The young woman has met a new but mysterious boyfriend at Dyer Cleaners' open house party. When Ardith, a loan officer at a bank, turns up dead a couple days later, Mandy suspects the worst. The only clue she has to go on is a mention of the unknown boyfriend's sharp sense of style---so different from Ardith's suit-and-tie co-workers. Mandy's curiosity turns to horror when she finds that the victim in a similar killing had been in the cleaners shortly before her death, and what's more, that the two women bore a striking resemblance to each other.
With only clothes for clues and the less-than-reliable help of her incorrigible employee, Betty the Bag Lady, Mandy presses on with her investigation in a race to find the killer before he has a chance to close out her career permanently.

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Praise for Dolores Johnson and the Mandy Dyer Mystery Series
 
"Plenty of colorful suspects . . . Johnson's ability to infuse comedy into the plot will keep readers chuckling. Good, clean fun."
---Booklist on Taking the Wrap
 
"With this novel and series, Dolores Johnson takes her audience to the cleaners . . . fans will welcome the spin."
---Midwest Book Review on Buttons and Foes
 
"A pleasant diversion squarely in cozy territory."
---The Drood Review of Mystery on Homicide and Old Lace
 
"A delightful romp with an irrepressible heroine."
---Romantic Times on Wash, Fold, and Die
 
"This terrific Mandy Dyer mystery is full of unique, colorful characters. . . . If you love to laugh . . . you'll love Wash, Fold, and Die."
---Rendezvous on Wash, Fold, and Die

About the Author:

Dolores Johnson is a former newspaper journalist and freelance writer who interviewed many dry cleaners as a field reporter for American Dry Cleaner magazine. This is her eighth installment in the Mandy Dyer mystery series; previous titles include Taking the Wrap and Buttons and Foes. She lives in Aurora, Colorado.

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