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A Dime a Dozen (The Million Dollar Mysteries #3)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  810 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
"He would never leave us."

Just like that, business investigator Callie Webber finds herself involved in the life of a young wife and mother whose husband has disappeared. . . possibly the victim of foul play.

"I won't go away until my husband comes back," Luisa said, her face threatening to crumble into tears once again.

"Your husband left you?" I asked.

"No," Luisa said, sni
Paperback, 334 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Harvest House Publishers (first published 2003)
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Nov 04, 2013 Lyndi rated it really liked it
While I have enjoyed each of the books in this series. And the author wraps up each mystery in every book, there is a thread of mystery that has not been answered in any of them, and mostly that is of Callie's boss and now boyfriend Tom. And I know some have thought they were predictable, but so far I have not guessed all the details of any if these mysteries. While Callie reminds me of Angela Landsbury and you wonder how many crimes and murders is she just so happens to stumble across are real, ...more
Christy Wrenn
Oct 06, 2011 Christy Wrenn rated it really liked it
This series is amazing. Clark has intertwined Callie Webber's first trip home to visit her in-laws since the death of her beloved husband. Her true reason for going is to investigate their migrant charity before her employer gifts them with a million dollars. Oh yes, there is an awful murder involved with lots of mystery. Great read!
Aug 18, 2016 Smi4ever2 rated it it was amazing
I like these light mysteries. She's a great author.
Oct 12, 2011 Courtney rated it really liked it
This is a great book even if you haven’t had the luxury of reading the first 2 books in the series. I was asked to review this book and agreed to it and then was hoping I could get my hands on books one and two before I read book three. However, that did not happen, my library only had book three and so I decided to give it a shot without reading the first two books and then if I had too many issues I would go back and read the others.

Well let me just tell you, I felt no need to go back and read
Dec 23, 2011 Katie rated it liked it
First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.

Mindy Clarke is a new author to me, but a quick peak on showed me that she is really into the mysteries! I do enjoy a good mystery, myself, on occasion, and found the one Mindy created inside of A Dime a Dozen very intriguing. A bit slow-paced for me, but the plot was very intricate and well done.

Callie is a character you can’t help but get to like. With a close relationship to the Lord that you can feel just by the way she talks, I found he
Jan 10, 2012 Jolene rated it liked it
Callie Webber has an eye for detail that helps her as she investigates non-profit agencies applying for grants. As Callie travels to the Smoky Mountains to investigate MORE, the non-profit agency run by the parents of her late husband, she is hesitant to confront painful memories, but expects to be able to award a million-dollar grant to MORE. Strangely, the memories are less painful than expected, but awarding the grant is not so easy. A fatal stabbing, an arson fire, and the search for a ...more
Clockstein Lockstein
Oct 19, 2011 Clockstein Lockstein rated it really liked it
A Dime a Dozen by Mindy Starns Clark is the third book in the Million Dollar Mystery series about Callie Webber, a private investigator working for a charitable organization that gives donations to smaller charities, but only after Callie makes sure they are worthy. Her current investigation has major emotional weight for her, as she is checking out MORE the charity formed by her former in-laws after the tragic death of their son, and her husband, Bryan. Callie is worried that visiting them will ...more
Maureen Timerman
Sep 29, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
I so enjoyed reading this book. Callie Webber has returned to Greenbrier WV where she is investigating a non-profit that her in-laws have started. They are in line to receive a substantial grant, and she is now working with the J.O.S.H.U.A. Foundation who can make it possible. She has to face a lot of what she shared with her husband Brian, he was killed her in a tragic accident on the lake.
While investigating to give the grant to help the migrant apple pickers, she stumbles on some discrepanci
Oct 26, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second time I've read 'A Dime a Dozen' (I read an older edition years ago) and I've loved it both times! I've read a lot of books by Mindy Starns Clark and I've enjoyed most (if not all) of them!

Callie Webber investigates charities to see if they qualify for a donation from the J.O.S.H.U.A. Foundation. In 'A Dime a Dozen' she goes to North Carolina to award a million dollar grant to a charity that her late husband's parents started in his honor.

While Callie's there, she finds herself
Kathleen Meacham
Feb 04, 2015 Kathleen Meacham rated it it was ok
I love Mindy Starns Clark's books and this series because she always keeps things clean and christian. It is great to know when I start reading a book that I won't have any "unpleasant surprises" i.e. sex, foul language, etc., and that I will have a good mystery plot to try and solve. Unfortunately, I thought A Dime a Dozen was just O.K. because it took too long to get up to speed. It felt like we were never going to get all of the groundwork laid, so we could get to the true meat. And laying ...more
Vlady Peters
Dec 09, 2015 Vlady Peters rated it really liked it
This is one of those writing-styles that enumerates the minutiae of life. 'I got up, I went to the bathroom, I washed my teeth, I combed my hair' etc. etc. etc.

When done badly it can be excruciatingly painful to read. When done well - as it is in this case - it in no way distracts from a good mystery.

It has uncompromisingly Christian views, unlike people who claim to be Christians except for the one hundred and one Christian ethics they don't uphold because it doesn't suit their particular life-
Mark Baker
Mar 16, 2014 Mark Baker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2005
Callie is looking at the non-profit her in laws started to honor the memory of her late husband. But her home coming is anything but peaceful when a stink bomb goes off in the local church and a body is found nearby. Once again, the plot is great, and the development for Callie is very good.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Mar 29, 2012 Elisa rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I read a lot of Mindy's books when I was younger(by like two years but still...) So I was kind of disappointed when I finally got around to reading this book. The book was written, to me, in a sort of detached way. Even though it was told in first person, from protaganist Callie's perspective, everything kind of seemed to be told as just details. But a part of me wanted to keep reading just to find out how it ended and the romance between Tom and Callie was sweet.
Anne Dramko
Mar 04, 2016 Anne Dramko rated it liked it
The plot and story line were very good, but there was way too much description of every little thing the main character did. I ended up skimming through a lot of it just so I could get back to the story line.

Spoiler Alert:

Otherwise, nice story, and the boyfriend sounds wonderful.

Oh, I missed why the hubby (from an earlier book?) died. What happened there? Maybe just a line or two about how/why he died would be nice.
Michael crage
Jul 07, 2010 Michael crage rated it it was amazing
This was the next to final book of the million dollar mysteries series and was the best so far. After reading them, I would recommend reading the wholes series from the first to the last in order. I am anxiously awaiting the last book of the series. The books - especially the last one - were good as stand alone novels, the series is better.
Karen Chow
May 23, 2009 Karen Chow rated it liked it
Shelves: christianfiction
For some reason, I was very emotionally attached to Callie in this book. Her struggles with overcoming her husband's death was very touching and real. It was exciting to watch her move on to open up to Tom. :) The mystery part was not as exciting as the last book in the series (#2), but it was still just as suspenseful.
Jun 01, 2015 Patricia rated it liked it
There is a lot of detail if you are interested in how to qualify a nonprofit for a large donation from J.O.S.H.U.A. The story was okay after the first fourth of the book. This story just was not as interesting as I remember the last two stories being, so maybe I will read further in this series.....
Oct 23, 2014 Ruth rated it really liked it
This book stars a lawyer/detective who works for a philanthropist investigating charities who apply for a grant from the foundation. If everything checks out, then she gets to give them a big check. Along the way, she keeps running into mysteries, and solves them while investigating the charities at the same time.
Aug 10, 2010 Lonnie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
Loved it, of course! Now I just have to wait for the next one (unfortunately, my library doesn't carry this series, so I'm having to order them from other libraries in the state. Thank goodness for ILL! :-)
Jun 26, 2009 Barbara rated it really liked it
After years of working for the J.O.S.H.U.A. foundation, Callie Webber finally gets to meet her boss. She must investigate her former in-laws's request for $$ from the foundation before she can spend time with Tom.
Apr 16, 2015 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries-cozy
Again. Good idea. Good plot. Interesting mystery. But not the best writing...

Callie investigates her own in-laws' non-profit and stumbles into some mysterious things--a missing husband, some funny money transactions, a dead body, secret tunnels, etc. Join her as she solves the problems.
Dec 01, 2008 Becky rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Mindy Starns Clark and was pleasantly surprised. I've been disappointed by Christian Fiction in the past, but this was a good mystery. I'll look for her others in the series.
May 05, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
If there were half ratings, I would give this one a 4.5. I had a couple of distractions that slowed me down with reading (vacation and busy weekends) but each time that I picked up this book I would read several chapters at a time.
Sep 26, 2009 Jessica rated it liked it
Once again... I liked this book, but didn't absolutely love it. Her books in this series are all quite similar. It was a nice, easy book to cruise through.
Apr 07, 2009 Heather rated it really liked it
I really enjoy a romantic mystery. Even after three novels, I find myself truly enjoying her main character.
Apr 30, 2016 Jill rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
3rd in series. Callie investigates a charity her in-laws set up. Apples, gems, murder

Christian theme
Aug 14, 2013 Nadine rated it really liked it
Clark always writes a good story--one it's hard to put down. This one in the series ended so great that I'm almost afraid to read the next one!
Kathleen Dixon
I like the subject areas that are covered in this series as well. This one is about migrant labour.
Another good read.
Oct 20, 2008 Darla rated it really liked it
(Genre: Christian fiction/mystery) Another great mystery by Clark. She always keeps me guessing until the end :).
Shawn Armstrong
Shawn Armstrong rated it it was amazing
Aug 15, 2013
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Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous literary honors, including two Christy Awards and RT Book Review Magazine’s 2012 Career Achievement Award. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
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The Million Dollar Mysteries (5 books)
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