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Former investment banker, Pippi O’Brien, has turned to resale merchandising for a living. Now, instead of trading on the Chicago Stock Exchange, she rummages through dumpsters, hits garage sales and peruses consignments shops in search of cast-off treasures to sell on-line … that is when she’s not busy playing detective.

Join Pippi as she stumbles upon the mysterious murder
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Published February 3rd 2013 by Martin Sisters Publishing (first published February 1st 2013)
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T.C. Slonaker
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The only reason this isn't a 5 is because it is a murder mystery. Even though the author makes the story very light, though still believable, murder mysteries still make me nervous.

I read the book because my husband loved it. He knows me well. I am strongly character-oriented, and this book has a fantastic main character. Pippi O'Brien is fantastically flawed, and I love it when I cringe during those awkward moments where she does something I would never do. The other characters were also fun, a
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Jeremy
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Susan Furlong-Bolliger does a nice job of interweaving dialogue and story telling in Murder For Bid. The story telling is compelling and the dialogue flows extremely well. The story as told through the perspective of the main character, Phillipina O'Brien, engages the reader from the start. This is not an overtly serious murder mystery. The author does a good job of lightening the mood throughout the book with "Pippi's" somewhat comical thought patterns and behavior. However, there is enough int ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this novel in one evening. Yes, the way the dialog flows made the story compelling and made me have to see what happened next. I truly enjoyed the reading experience this book gave me.

We have the main character, whom I fell in love with almost immediately, Pippi O'Brien. Pippi is a former stock trader (Chicago floor,) and now is working hard at being a 'Resale Merchandiser.' Which means she dumpster dives and resells what she finds. Of course, she also goes to yard sales and other venues
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Patricia Gligor
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pippi O'Brien, the main character in "Murder for Bid" by Susan Furlong Bolliger, is a unique, likeable character with a very active imagination who is determined to make a success of her new resale merchandising business. She rummages through dumpsters and trashcans and scours yard sales and consignment shops to find the items she will refurbish and sell for a profit.
On one of her expeditions, Pippi discovers a very expensive shirt with lipstick stains in a trash can and she concocts her own ver
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Dawn Frazier
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.Great story with very likable characters..hoping there will be a book 2..
Tess
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Can you imagine working as an Investment banker and giving up the life-style of one, to reselling merchandise. Oh not just any merchandise, mostly used merchandise from garage sales, consignment sales, "found" items, (usually found in dumpsters).

Meet Pippi O'Brien, dumpster diving diva and her oh so steady boyfriend Sean Panelli, investigative detective with the Chicago P.D. Hang with Pippi and Sean, as they are, (one legally, one not so much), embroiled in a murder in one of Chicago's ritziest
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LeighAnn
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pippi has left the investment world to try and make a living in resale. She digs through dumpsters, visits garage sales and consignment shops looking for treasures that she can sell for a profit or fix up to sell. One day she happens to stumble upon a murder while checking out a Councilman's garbage. Of course she has to play detective and try to solve the case even though her detective boyfriend tells her she needs to back off. All of her questions and prying puts her in danger of becoming the ...more
Linda
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pippi O’Brien thinks nothing of combing through Dumpsters and poking around at yard sales in search of discarded treasures—it’s all in the name of business. But when her foray into a trash bin turns up a clue to a sleazy affair, she finds herself embroiled in a twisted murder. Her determination to hunt down the killer, along with her vivid imagination, leads her into some sticky situations. But she’s getting too close for comfort, and soon she’s in mortal danger from a vicious killer. Smooth plo ...more
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