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Other People's Baggage (Mad for Mod Mystery 0.5)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  260 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
Baggage claim can be terminal when a computer glitch mislabels identical vintage suitcases. This is what happened after three women with a knack for solving mysteries each grabbed the wrong bag.

MIDNIGHT ICE: When interior decorator Madison Night crosses the country to distance herself from a recent breakup, she learns it's harder to escape her past than she thought, and d
Paperback, First, 272 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Henery Press (first published November 28th 2012)
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Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this was strange. my Mum was poorly when I won this and a few days after, she passed away. she loved Doris day and had Doris day singing "when your smiling" as we left the crem. the day I got home from the funeral, the book arrived, and who other is featured in the first story, but none other than Doris Day!
I loved this book, my favorite being "fools gold". as the book is made up of 3 interlinking books.
A fantastic highly recommended read!
“A cozy triple-scoop that tastes divine…the pleasantly contrasting novellas make it easy to finish off a story in one sitting, plus each novella serves as a prequel to the respective author’s full-length work.” – Library Journal
Terri Austin
I really loved this anthology. Three women, solving mysteries, all connected by a vintage suitcase.

In Midnight Ice by Diane Vallere, a prequel to Pillow Stalk, Madison Night is nursing a broken heart and a busted leg. After a painful breakup, Madison heads to Carmel, CA, to stay in the bed and breakfast owned by her idol, Doris Day. Getting the wrong suitcase from the airport is just the first of many setbacks she faces. There's a mystery afoot, diamonds to be found, and a past that won't leave
Larissa Reinhart
I really enjoyed these fun, fast paced mysteries. Although the interrelated stories shared switched baggage, you received three different female sleuths in three completely different mysteries -- from robbery to murder to a heist -- tripling the enjoyment. Even though the stories had me turning the pages quickly, I never felt short-changed by these novellas. Each one gave me fully developed characters, a lovable protagonist, and an intriguing plot. I also loved the varied locations that added a ...more
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, novella, ebook
I just read the Jaya Jones novella
FOOL'S GOLD: When a world-famous chess set is stolen from a locked room during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, historian Jaya Jones and her magician best friend must outwit actresses and alchemists to solve the baffling crime.

I liked this novella as much as the first three JJ novels I've read which is a bit of an oddity for me as I'm not a fan of shorter then novel length books usually.

If I ever read an of the other author's series I'll come back and read their
This is the first novella anthology I've read in a long time, and it's a fast, fun read with great mysteries and funny characters. The authors did a great job of flowing the stories from one to the next, and the common thread of the luggage mix-up was great because it saved the reader from having to keep track of a common mystery from one story to the next.

I love Madison Night's savvy juxtaposed with her Doris Day innocence. Super character. This is the first I've read of Elli Lisbon, and I can
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was a lucky Goodreads first reads winner of this book. It came gift wrapped and signed by all three authors. Other People's Baggage is a book that has three interconnected stories. called Novellas. the stories are interconnected when three women accidentally gets each others suitcase. all three are identical.vintage from the 1950s. my parents had suitcases that looked just like these. all three stories have a mystery in them. the first Midnight Ice, by Diane Vallere has Madison, a young woman ...more
Lynn Farris
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A major storm combined with a computer glitch strands thousands of passengers at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. ‘Other People’s Baggage’ is really three novellas about women whose lives happen to intersect when they each receive the wrong suitcase. All of them have the same vintage bright turquoise hardback Samsonite suitcase with white trim and metal latches.

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Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
All I can say about this collection is, I could not put it down. Diane Vallere and Kendel Lynn I look forward to more of their work. Gigi Pandian I am and will be forever a fan.

Congralutions ladies wonderfully written!
Gretchen Archer
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Please Don't Eat the Daisies meets J.R. Ewing meets Indiana Jones. Other People's Baggage needs to be in Everyone's Stocking. I loved it!
Susan Boyer
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fun read! I loved the concept from the beginning, and these three connected novellas did not disappoint.
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, fiction
I recently won "Other People's Baggage" by Kendel Lynn, Gigi Pandian and Diane Vallere, through the Goodreads Giveaway Contest.I must first say that I was presently surprised when I went to open the package, and the book had been gift-wrapped, like a Christmas present.It was a nice touch and made me smile.

This book is about three interconnected Mystery Novellas, that have one common thread, three women who each have a gift for solving mysteries each grapped the wrong bag at the Dallas Internatio
Shel Sanders-prusa
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was one of the lucky winners of this book and I am so glad that I did. It is so amazing to me that three different authors wrote this, a story so intertwined and connected that one would never know. I was finally able to put some time away to read today and open this book this afternoon and finished it this evening. Could not put it down. This interconnected story kept me so enthralled that I barely moved throughout the day and was just content losing myself in this world that was created for ...more
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Thank you to Goodreads and the following authors of Other People's Baggage, Kendel Lynn, Gigi Pandian, and Diane Vallere for my copy of their book.

A great concept of three different mysteries being tied together, very original. You'll enjoy each separate story and the way it is connected.
❂ Jennifer
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
A collection of three short stories with an interesting tie: While each story remains a stand-alone, the heroine of each story flew threw the Dallas airport during bad storms on the same day, resulting in each one getting the other's luggage.

Midnight Ice is probably the weakest of the three stories, mainly because the plot premise felt a bit weak and very contrived. Trying to hard to be clever, it just came across as amateur. Switch Back was good, but not strong - not a lot to go on throughout t
Becky Burciaga
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An absolute joy to read...a triple cozy mystery tied together by one suitcase. The premise is clever, with the story mounting from one to the next. I truly enjoyed how the stories fed into each other, with an ending that was so very charming.

This book was provided by the Publisher and Netgalley for my honest review.
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Most enjoyable 3 party mystery with lost luggage featured as theme connection. Well written, easy read. Plenty of action to keep readers interest.
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent reading!

Three interconnected, yet entirely different stories, each an excellent murder mystery. Different styles but I loved how their luggage contained each of their styles and personalities and how each other implemented what they were left With! Very Clever! Thank you ladies!
Selah (abibliophilesstyle)
Diane Vallere's prequel to the Mad for Mod series was fun, if lacking in Rocky, Hudson, and Tex (those 3 really add to the series!). Gigi Pandian's Fools Gold definitely made me interested in her Jaya Jones series (which my library has in their digital library!). The weak spot was Kendel Lynn's story - yawn.
Pearl Meaker
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good, fun, trio of interconnected novellas. I enjoyed them all individually and in the ways the authors wove in the connected thread of three mis-delivered identical suitcases.
Paula  Phillips
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Losing your luggage can be an awful thing to have happen while you are on holiday, and I can tell you that from experience as my first trip overseas - my luggage and funnily happened in Dallas - the same location as the characters in this book had their connecting flight. However in this case, the missing luggage seems to be more like misplaced and mistaken luggage ID as the three characters all have the same vintage blue suitcase.
Other People's Baggage is made up of three short stories from t
DelAnne Frazee
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Other People's Baggage (Henery Press Mystery Novella Collection) (Volume 1)
Author: Kendell Lynn, Gigi Pandian, Diane Valare
Published: 7-6-16
Publisher: Henery Press
Pages: 272
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Cozy Mystery; Women Sleuths; Amateur Sleuths
ISBN: 9781938383106
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley

Three separate stories by different authors connected by ever traveler's worst nightmare. Lost luggage taken one step farther by receiving
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries, cozy
What happens when three women who have never met each other discover they own the exact same suitcase? And that they all have airline stopovers in Dallas, Texas? Quite a bit as it turns out. When Madison Night arrives in California she's on vacation recovering from a romantic breakup, which is hard enough. But then she opens the suitcase and discovers that it's not hers, and it also leaves her with nothing to wear. Just when she thinks it can't get any worse, she not only realizes the object of ...more
Andrea Stoeckel
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
[ I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]

"These are the stories of what happened when three women with a knack for solving mysteries each picked up the wrong bag…
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three people with a knack for solving mysteries each end up with the wrong suitcase when a storm has flights diverted and baggage all shipped to Dallas Fort Worth Texas airport.

The stories are all well written. This is a great way to meet new characters and decide if you want to read more about them without a lot of time or money invested.

Madison Night loves all things Doris Day, they even share a birthday, so when her escape to Miss Day’s former resort finds Madison resorting to wearing the clo
This was an entertaining interconnected anthology that starts off with a missing suitcase. Each of the story is a prequel to an existing cozy murder-mystery series. A switched suitcase is the starting point of each story, it seems all three share the same taste when it comes to luggage and while trying to get it all sorted, each one also happens to solve some mystery. Gigi Pandian's Jaya Jones mystery series is one of my favorites and in this short piece she kind of introduces Jaya Jones to new ...more
Elizabeth D.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Clever idea to have three characters linked by misdirected luggage in three separate mystery stories by three separate authors. I had previously read the Jaya Jones stories by Gigi Pandian who wrote the third novella in the book, and so I enjoyed that one the most as the character felt most fully developed compared to what I know of the character in the full books I've been reading and it was a fun story for this character.

Diane Vallere wrote about Madison Night in the first story and this was
Nov 16, 2013 added it
Baggage claim can be terminal when a computer glitch mislabels identical vintage suitcases. This is what happened after three women with a knack for solving mysteries each grabbed the wrong bag.

MIDNIGHT ICE: When interior decorator Madison Night crosses the country to distance herself from a recent breakup, she learns it's harder to escape her past than she thought, and diamonds are rarely a girl's best friend.

SWITCH BACK: Ballantyne Foundation director Elliott Lisbon travels to Texas after in
Eleanor Jones
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
By all means, do yourself a favor and pick this one up to discover three terrific mystery authors. Or, if you know them already, pick this one up to read more. Works either way, as a backstory or a new read. For me, it was reading after I already read books by each writer, and it was a treat to learn more about the characters I'd already grown fond of. You'll be entertained and amused by three very different leading characters who have one very important thing in common. Beyond chick lit and mys ...more
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
It was OK. Since they were short stories there wasn't any build up to the characters. Three stories with one commonality, a vintage Samsonite suitcase. Actually three identical vintage Samsonite suitcases. Also a storm that re-routed flights which caused luggage mix ups. Each woman got someone else's suitcase. Who would think that in this day and age, three different women would be travelling with identical vintage Samsonite. They weigh a ton and airlines charge by weight, don't they? But myster ...more
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Kendel Lynn is a Southern California native who now parks her flip-flops in Dallas, Texas. She read her first Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators at the age of seven and has loved mysteries ever since. Her debut novel, Board Stiff, was an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. It features Elliott Lisbon, a mostly amateur sleuth who has a slight aversion to all things germy and is only ...more
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