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Of Mice And Murder (Maxie Mouse Mystery #1)
by Mary Connealy (Goodreads Author)
BEING NAMED IN GREATGRANDMA’S WILL WAS LIKE HITTING BANKRUPT ON WHEEL OF FORTUNE. . .
The whole family held their breath while the wheel ticked around and around—or rather while the lawyer opened the envelope. Then they all heaved a sigh of relief when the wheel stopped on Carrie Evans’s name. Carrie the heiress. Great. Clean up the house. Clean up the yard. Clean up Great-...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Heartsong Presents
(first published 2008)
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I love Connealy's country books, but when I read this book I instantly fell in love. The absolute clumsy nature of both of them. The BOOKAHOLIC carpenter and the newspaper writer who inherited bankruptcy made me completely crazy, causing me to not be able to put it down. The back, ingenious. The hilarity in the style of writing, absolutely priceless. I hope that I could someday write like Mary Connealy.
Tongue-in cheek cozy mystery set in a small town in Nebraska that celebrates having the world’s largest field mouse, now stuffed and on display in the town hall. Mouse-phobic Carrie inherits her great grandmother’s junk-filled, mouse- infested house when the old lady is murdered. Nick, the life-long dork helps her dispose of mice and restore the house. Romance and more murder and danger before story concludes. It was humorous;the main characters are likeable;secondary characters are caricatures...more
Carrie Evans returns home to Melnik, Nebraska, home of Maxie the Mouse. She is terrified of mice. She inherits her great-grandmother's house with all its clutter and mice. Carpenter,Nick O'Connor, is with her when the body of Wilkie Milnik is found in the pantry.
I wrote my first book when I was about twelve. A romance novel. I shudder to think what a twelve year old could know about romance. I have no idea what happened to the manuscript. I suppose my mother found it, and burned it while screaming in horror, but I’ve always been afraid to ask. Was it a hundred pages? Two? I have no idea, but I seem to remember just writing FOREVER! So I’m guessing two pag...moreMore about Mary Connealy...