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The Wurst Is Yet to Come (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #27)

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  557 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews
“Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart."
—Carolyn Hart, bestselling author of the Death on Demand series

The Wurst is Yet to Come: The wacky title alone tells you that you are once again in the uproarious realm of “the reigning queen of the cozies” (Portland Oregonian), the inimitable Mary Daheim! In this, the twenty-seventh glorious installment of Daheim’s Bed-and
Paperback, Large Print, 464 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by HarperLuxe (first published July 1st 2012)
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Oct 03, 2015 Barbara rated it it was ok
Dead bodies turn up a lot around Bed and Breakfast owner - and amateur sleuth - Judith Flynn. In this book Judith and her ornery cousin Renie Smith travel to Little Bavaria, Washington for Oktoberfest - where Judith will help man the booth for the state 'Bed and Breakfast' organization.

Soon after their arrival Judith and Renie attend a reception where Dietrich Wessler, the elderly gent who made Little Bavaria into a tourist attraction, will speak. Amidst the abundant drinking, dancing, and loud
Mar 01, 2013 Ami rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, 2013
I've enjoyed books from this series in the past so I was happy to see this on my library's "New" shelf. This one was a disappointment. I liked the basic premise but it just seemed so contrived and a bit far reaching. The end itself was a bit confusing and didn't clear everything up. And what was up with Renie? I don't remember her being such a mouthy witch in previous volumes.
Aug 18, 2012 Cheryl rated it liked it
Judith and her cousin, Renie are traveling to Little Bavaria for Oktoberfest. They are going there to help their bed and breakfast business and get a mini vacation. Of course, where Judith goes, trouble ensues. For example a murder. Even when Judith and Renie try to avoid trouble, they find themselves in the middle of the investigation.

The Wurst is Yet to Come is a fun, quirky, cozy mystery! Judith and her cousin, Renie made a comical duo. I thought it was funny that Judith was known as “Fasto”
Jan 18, 2013 Cindy rated it did not like it
The "wurst" bed and breakfast mystery ever. I think I will be putting the cousins to rest.
Phyllis Barlow
Mar 24, 2017 Phyllis Barlow rated it it was ok
I have read every one of the B&B series, and I have got to say this one was my least favorite. Renie was just plain obnoxious in this book, and her (sometimes) idiotic statements just made me gnash my teeth. Like one time Judith kind of paused, and Renie says, "What did you do, take a stupid pill?" I realize this was supposed to be humorous, but it gets kind of old.

However, she (slightly) redeemed herself by being so caring about Judith's welfare when she could tell she was getting tired or
Nov 16, 2015 Kimberly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This is my first Mary Daheim novel, and I think it'll be my last. As mysteries go, it wasn't terrible. But, the characters were so irascible to the point of being completely unlikeable (my feelings about them changed slightly by the end, but only just). They kept making me think about how very much I'd like to get to the end of the book. As for the plot, it was so convoluted that it almost didn't make sense. Even one of the main characters, Renie, made the point near the end of the novel that th ...more
Jeanne Quigley
Jan 13, 2014 Jeanne Quigley rated it liked it
This installment of the Bed-and-Breakfast series disappointed me. I enjoyed the setting, Little Bavaria, and the Oktoberfest scenes. There were too many characters, however, and more than a few had multiple names. I was also confused by all the family connections and lost track of how characters were related.

Mary Daheim's series is wonderful; this story doesn't dampen my enthusiasm for her delightful work.

Jul 24, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
I didn't really like this book because I found the characters annoying and I couldn't figure out where it took place (somewhere in the US maybe?), but it was just interesting enough that I wanted to finish. It was hard to figure out who the killer was because everyone kept giving Judith the runaround. And there were just so many characters. Even though I didn't really like it, I'll check out other books in the series. Maybe they won't be all over the place.
Sep 29, 2012 Ricki rated it it was ok
While I have enjoyed most of the books in this B&B series, this book left a lot to be desired. There seemed to be an inordinate amount of emphasis on Serena's snarkiness and the humor was contrived. Not very believable.....what police chief would push an inn keeper to solve his case for him? Not the worst cozy mystery, but certainly far from the best!
Teresa Scott
May 16, 2017 Teresa Scott rated it it was ok
Shelves: tower-team-v
I wasn't too crazy about this book. I can't put my finger on why, I just did not care too much for it. I still may try another book by this author, but not no time soon.
Laura Matson
Feb 22, 2017 Laura Matson rated it it was ok
Gotta stop reading these. Really lame!
Amy Lignor
Jul 06, 2012 Amy Lignor rated it really liked it
Believe it or not we are talking about #27(!) in a mystery series that – since Book #1 – has been a complete and utter joyride. This is Mary Daheim’s Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery Series, and this newest release is just as great – if not better – than where these characters all began.

Judith McMonigle and her cousin Renie have been running a Bed-and-Breakfast called, “The Hillside Manor,” for the past twenty-odd years; and these tales regarding the ever-entertaining B&B are so full of humor and w
Jun 24, 2014 Betty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Betty by: Sent for review
Shelves: reviews, cozy-mystery

The Wurst Is Yet to Come: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries)
By Mary Daheim
Wm. Morrow
July 2012

Bed and Breakfast owner/operator Judith Flynn has a penchant for finding dead bodies. Her establishment, Hillside Manor, is in danger of losing its accreditation with the BB Association if she keeps on getting press on her sleuthing skills. Her husband Joe, an ex-cop, assures her that her press has helped Hillside. Judith’s “arm is twisted”
Aug 02, 2012 Star rated it it was ok
I had not read any of the previous books in the Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries Series by Ms. Daheim, but I feel the title is highly apropos. Judith McMonigle Flynn owns the Hillside Manor Bed and Breakfast and has a propensity for finding dead bodies and sleuthing out the truth. Judith has been blackmailed by Ingrid Heffelman into assisting with manning the state’s B & B booth at the Oktoberfest in Little Bavaria. Not long into Judith’s stay, she and her cousin Serena (Renie) are in the midst o ...more
Scarlett Sims
Jul 19, 2013 Scarlett Sims rated it liked it
I figured I'd read something a bit lighter, since most of what I've been reading recently is heavy/serious. This was on sale for Nook, and I liked the title, plus it's been a while since I read a cozy mystery.

I hadn't read anything from this series before. I guess the premise is that the older lady who owns a BnB always finds dead bodies and then solves the mysteries. Your basic cozy premise, just substitute whatever business the older lady happens to own. This particular episode takes place at
Although I think that the characters are a little mean spirited at times, much of this book was entertaining. Judith Flynn and her cousin Renie are off on a little working vacation in Little Bavaria volunteering at the State B&B booth. Unfortunately, they aren't there a day before a dead body shows up. Judith's reputation has preceeded her and the cops ask for her help, not just for this dead body but for another one as well. Judith reluctantly says yes. It turns out that a lot of the town w ...more
Sep 14, 2014 Patty rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This was the first thing I read by Mary Daheim. I picked it up because I needed an audio book, normally I start series at the beginning.

So it may be that it was an audio but the storyline seemed complicated and that there were not enough clues to solve the murders unless you made a lucky guess. Although at the end it all became very obvious. I also think the characters could get annoying if reading a lot in the series at one time.

But my major peeve is that Judith sys she has worked at a public l
May 25, 2014 Carol rated it really liked it
This is my first B&B Series book by Mary Daheim. I agree with other reviewers and I too was initially confused as to what state, or even country, this was all happening in. I would have liked some further background information on Joe and Judith and why they have a B&B also. I seem to be one of the few that enjoyed Renie's remarks and I did, very much. I agree with others that the descriptions of the surroundings and atmosphere were very good and it was easy to visualize the setting. As ...more
Mar 20, 2012 Kerry rated it did not like it
I hadn't read one of "A Bed-and Breakfast Mystery" for a while but was hoping that this one would be good, as I had remembered the last ones were. However, the cousin banter thing going on was so annoying that I wondered if I had just dismissed it before. In fact the banter seemed to be the main ingredient in this book. I have to say I'm really getting to the point that when a series starts to go bad, I put the book down and cross the author off my list. Maybe book series should end gracefully a ...more
Nov 02, 2012 Judy rated it it was ok
I have read most of the Bed and Breakfast series and mostly have enjoyed them. I liked this one to a point but was a little confused by the ending. Also, Renie was very annoying in this book. I don't recall her being so crabby in previous books. Towards the beginning of the story, she is very disrespectful in speaking with a policeman. I really doubt that in the real world that she would have gotten away with that. Most likely she would have been led away in handcuffs for her behavior. I also ca ...more
Apr 06, 2013 VJ rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
This is the first audiobook I'm reviewing. It's only because I'm currently reading this series. I should probably review all the audiobooks I listen to, huh? I usually listen while I'm doing other things: working, doing a puzzle, crafting, painting my nails, etc. I'm not 100% focused like when I read.

It is interesting to hear the narrator's character voices in comparison to the voices in my head as I read. I'm one of those people who sees a movie in my head whenever I read any book that is halfw
Terri Crossley
Jan 13, 2016 Terri Crossley rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series but this book left me wanting more. Renie was really obnoxious in this book not that she usually isn't but it was worse and to the point where I couldn't stand her. I also didn't care for the ending it left me wanting more! The good thing is I love this series and I will continue to read it! There are good points to this book and as usual every time Judith and Renie travel it feels like I am with them and the description is so clear! I would still recommend this book b ...more
Feb 27, 2013 Mascanlon rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-challenge
The bed-and breakfast series as been a around a while now. Amateur sleuth Judtih Flynn and her cousin Renie have solved lots of mysteries from the West Coast to a number of places overseas. I have found the series to be lots of fun and the books are filled with silly puns and impossible characters and settings. In earlier books the plot line was usually solid and plausible however in the last 4 outings or so the plots has been uneven and the characters sometimes caricatures of themselves. But I ...more
Jun 17, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
I really like to read Mary Daheim's books, particularly the Alpine series. Usually, the Bed and Breakfast series is good, too, but this one just wasn't up to par for me. It had an interesting story line but the plot advanced very slowly. One of the fun things about her books are all the recurring characters throughout the series. This one, however, only featured two of the regulars consistently and brought in so many different names and relationships that my head was spinning trying to keep them ...more
Jan 04, 2016 Cyndi rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery
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May 30, 2013 Marti rated it liked it
This is a somewhat silly and delightful book--one might say a caper. Judith McMonigle Flynn runs a B&B. She and her cousin Serena or Renie have a reputation for crime solving. This time they attend a conference of B&B operators in the fake Bavarian town of Little Bavaria, founded years before by the now 90 year old Herr Wessler. His murder, and a previous one are investigated by Judith and Renie. Many activities and of course, delicious food, are part of this story. If you need a break f ...more
Apr 03, 2014 Helen rated it did not like it
Why do I read any more of these? Probably because she describes places not too badly. Her plots are often excessively complex and usually highly improbable. This one rates high on both scales, being so complex I lost track of who was who and what relationships were and so improbable that by the end I really didn't care at all. We visited Leavenworth, the real town, once and enjoyed it very much. The layout is much as she describes and there is a Valhalla Hotel. The food is good, too, and I am su ...more
Apr 04, 2013 Natalie rated it it was ok
Quick read but not as enjoyable as most of the others I have read in the series. I missed the shared concern and friendship between the cousins that was replaced by contrived humor and smart mouthing from Serena. Not very believable police interaction either. The whole FASTO, FATSO thing was way over used.....what police chief would push an inn keeper to solve his case for him? Not the worst cozy mystery, but certainly far from the best!
Dec 22, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Judith Flynn, with cousin Renie in tow, heads off to Little Bavaria, a tourist village where the state B&B group has a booth at the annual festival. She wants to gain some credibility with the head, who is constantly threatening her with loss of her license if she keeps getting involved in murder. So what happens at the festival? You knew it all the time. Judith finds tension in the small village which date back to World War II. Renie is even grouchier than usual.
Jul 03, 2014 Stephen rated it it was ok
I had missed Judith and Renie but as usual Daheim has way way way too many characters. By the time the mystery is solved you are so tired of trying to keep all the characters straight you almost don't care who committed the murder. There were probably 15 characters introduced and anyone of them could have been the murderer. Still Judith is such a likeable character that you make your way through somehow.
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Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim has been fascinated by story-telling since early childhood. She first listened, then read, and finally began to write her own fiction when she was ten. A journalism major at the University of Washington, she was the first female editor of The Daily where she attracted national attention with her editorial stance against bigotry.

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