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Henery Press 10/24/2017. New paperback. Author is local and can personalize books. Store pick: What a delightful way to write a murder mystery!! A little sexy steam, a great sense of humor, and enough bad guys to keep this mystery moving right along, through Clemson, Greenville, and other parts in our lovely upstate. When bones are found in a barn at the goat farm, suspicion is cast upon the widow. But enter niece, Brie, a vegan from Asheville, along with lots of family members, a best friend, and two hunky men vying for her attention… and all is soon solved. -Nancy H., store customer
"Once you start reading Bones to Pick, you won't be able to put it down. Between the four-legged farmyard shenanigans, the two men vying for Brie Hooker's favor, the formidable task of proving her aunt's innocence, plus the villain's attempts to end her life, this book is a thrill-a-minute read." - Cindy Sample, National Bestselling Author of Dying for a Donut
Living on a farm with four hundred goats and a cantankerous carnivore isn't among vegan chef Brie Hooker's list of lifetime ambitions. But she can't walk away from her Aunt Eva, who needs help operating her dairy.
Once she calls her aunt's goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm's pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva's husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. He doesn't reckon on Brie's resolve to prove her aunt's innocence. Death threats, ruinous pedicures, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won't stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.
"Bones to Pick grabbed me at chapter one and refused to let go until the very last page. I want to spend more time hanging out with Brie Hooker and all her quirky family and friends. Linda Lovely offers up a charming setting that's so real you can almost smell the hay, a story that's laugh-out-loud funny, and a mystery that will keep you up past your bedtime." - Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestselling Author of Uneasy Prey
"How vegan Brie Hooker balances cheese loving carnivores, more than one romantic interest, and murder in Linda Lovely's Bones to Pick is a humorous delight. A well-crafted series debut." -- Debra H. Goldstein, IPPY Award-Winning Author of Maze in Blue
"Linda Lovely's newest mystery series is packed with suspense and action and some spicy romance. Its excitement wasn't the only thing that kept me flipping pages. The characters are funny and sweet and I look forward to getting to know them better in future books. I ate up every morsel." -- Dorothy St. James, Author of the Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries
"An entertaining mystery with a cast of colorful characters, a delightful Southern setting, and plenty of action. Spend time with Linda Lovely's Brie Hooker--a gutsy, smart heroine with a sharp eye and refreshing sense of humor--and you'll want to return to Ardon County and the Udderly Kidding goat farm again and again." - Wendy Tyson, Author of A Muddied Murder
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Books in the Brie Hooker Mystery Series:
BONES TO PICK (#1)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all.
Linda Lovely finds writing pure fiction isn't a huge stretch given the years she's spent penning PR and ad copy. Linda writes a blend of mystery and humor, chuckling as she plots to "disappear" the types of characters who most annoy her. Quite satisfying, plus there's no need to pester relatives for bail. Her newest series offers good-natured salutes to both her vegan family doctor and her cheese-addicted kin. She's an enthusiastic Sisters in Crime member and helps organize the popular Writers' Police Academy. When not writing or reading, Linda takes long walks with her husband, swims, gardens, and plays tennis.