Morgue Mama: The Cross Kisses Back (Morgue Mama Mysteries)

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"In Corwin's witty and engaging caper, the start of a new series, newspaper archivist Dol­Iy Madison Sprowls, called Morgue Mama 'behind her back,' and a determined cub re­porter, Aubrey McGinty, team up to investigate the poisoning of TV evangelist Buddy Wing at the Heaven Bound Cathedral in 'the Hallelujah city' of Hannawa, Ohio.... The irrepressible, 67-year-old Maddy (as she prefers to be called), a lonely divorcée clinging to her post as manager of the Hannawa Herald-Union's morgue, helps Aubrey search the newspa­per's records, which yield a multitude of suspects, some amusing and some tragic, but each adding an intriguing dimension to the ever more complex case. Smalltown politics and office love affairs entangle almost every­one except Maddy, whose existence be­fore now has revolved around filing news ar­ticles in steel cabinets for brash reporters to paw through. Her matchup with Aubrey brings her and the reader genuine excite­ment right through the stunning conclusion to this lively adventure."
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C.R. CORWIN is a former newspaper reporter living in Akron, Ohio.

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''An ambitious, young Ohio crime reporter teams up with the wise, old curmudgeon heading up the newspaper's morgue. Dolly Madison Sprowls, sixty-seven, thinks she'll be teaching newcomer Aubrey McGinty, twenty-four, a thing or two about proper Hannawa Herald-Union procedure when she comes looking for file clips on the Buddy Wing murder. But Aubrey immediately convinces the acerbic Morgue Mama to help her prove the televangelist wasn't poisoned by Sissy James, even though she confessed . . . Wry handling of the irrepressible Dolly and her takes on aging, youth in heat, and diner specials are very appealing indeed.'' --Kirkus

''Retirement-aged but still formidable newspaper librarian Dolly Madison Sprowls teams up with youthful police reporter Aubrey McGinty to investigate a recent murder case . . . Serviceable prose, knotty characters, and major unexpected plot twists should endear this first novel to most readers.'' --Library Journal

''In Corwin's witty and engaging caper . . . newspaper archivist Dolly Madison Sprowls, called Morgue Mama 'behind her back,' and a determined cub reporter, Aubrey McGinty, team up to investigate the poisoning of TV evangelist Buddy Wing . . . Her matchup with Aubrey brings her and the reader genuine excitement right through the stunning conclusion to this lively adventure.'' --Publishers Weekly

''While many mysteries feature crusty newspaper librarians who hinder as much as help detectives, C.R. Corwin's debut novel places its archivist in the limelight. The resulting story is a refreshing and welcome entry to this genre.'' --January Magazine

''A bell ringer of a crime novel. Everything about the setting rings absolutely true, and the plot is great.'' --Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling mystery novelist

''Retirement-aged but still formidable newspaper librarian Dolly Madison Sprowls teams up with youthful police reporter Aubrey McGinty to investigate a recent murder case . . . Serviceable prose, knotty characters, and major unexpected plot twists should endear this first novel to most readers.'' --Library Journal

''In Corwin's witty and engaging caper . . . newspaper archivist Dolly Madison Sprowls, called Morgue Mama 'behind her back,' and a determined cub reporter, Aubrey McGinty, team up to investigate the poisoning of TV evangelist Buddy Wing . . . Her matchup with Aubrey brings her and the reader genuine excitement right through the stunning conclusion to this lively adventure.'' --Publishers Weekly

''While many mysteries feature crusty newspaper librarians who hinder as much as help detectives, C.R. Corwin's debut novel places its archivist in the limelight. The resulting story is a refreshing and welcome entry to this genre.'' --January Magazine

''A bell ringer of a crime novel. Everything about the setting rings absolutely true, and the plot is great.'' --Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling mystery novelist

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