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The Unexpected Corpse (Shirley McClintock #2)

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UNCLE JANUARY'S ASHES ARE BLOWING IN THE WIND AND A KILLER IS ON THE MOVE. — While vacationing in England, Uncle January and his third wife, Billie-B, are killed by a London van. Their ashes are brought home to Colorado by Billie-B's devoted daughter Claris, for burial on a family ranch. — But when Claris arrives bearing not two but three little white boxes -- the third, ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 29th 1990 by Fawcett
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Moira Russell
I am now officially out of Shirley McClintock books. Fucking boo. The politics in the middle books are hair-raising and Shirley is too often absolutely right about absolutely everything, but I quite enjoyed having a quasi-cozy series with an older (mid-fifties, early sixties) twice-married heroine, her devoted companion, and foster daughter, set in semi-rural Colorado and New Mexico. Tepper's other Southwestern mystery series, written under the name A.J. Orde, is very good too -- much better tha ...more
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Nov 22, 2010 Arlene Allen rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
I miss Tepper's mysteries too.
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Mar 16, 2016 Emily Cullen rated it liked it
When the ashes of two relatives are to be buried on Shirley McClintock's cousin's property, a third urn is buried too; that of a relative of a relative! The family tries to be equitable about it, but the next day the urns are dug up and Shirley is asked to investigate. I enjoy rancher Shirley McClintock's character as well as her friend J.Q. and foster daughter, Allison, but this mystery was at times confusing and did not hold my interest. I'm going to go on to the next book in the series but ...more
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Note to self, avoid accepting ashes of dead family members. This was a clever second story with Shirley solving the mystery. I enjoy this style of writing. Easy to read and a pleasure to devour.
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multiple threads satisfactorily woven and tied up
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