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Hit and Run: A Cozy Mystery Set in the Mountains of North Carolina (Main Street Mystery #3)

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AnnaLise s philandering father s attempt to do right by his many heirs goes deadly wrong"
Journalist AnnaLise Griggs' return to her hometown in North Carolina's western mountains has led to some unexpected surprises most notably the discovery that legendary womanizer Dickens Hart is her birth father, and she an heir to Hart's huge fortune.
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Hardcover, 218 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Severn House Publishers
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Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Journalist AnnaLise Griggs returned home to the fictional town of Sutherton, North Carolina because her mother was struggling with health issues. AnnaLise didn’t expect to get an offer from the town’s “legendary womanizer,” Dickens Hart, to write his memoirs. Even more unexpected was the discovery that Hart is AnnaLise’s biological father.

Dickens Hart is the founder of the White Tail Lodge – a knockoff of the playboy mansion concept. After years spent womanizing, Hart is out to make amends and n
Andrea Guy
Hit and Run is the latest installment of Balzo's Main Street Murders series. This is a somewhat different sort of mystery series. It's not quite cozy, but it is.

AnnaLise is working on her newly discovered biological father's memoirs. Dickens Hart, is pretty much a Hugh Hefner type, yet for some reason, he is actually kind of likable, so much so that I was kinda sad when he was the one that ended up dead, in his own house, at a party with several of his exes and their children, that just might be
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Journalist AnnaLise has recently learned that Dickens Hart, the local rich man, is really her illegitimate father. As she continues to write his memoirs, she also learns that he plans a reunion of his ex-wives and a sampling of his girlfriends--along with a few people who may be her half-siblings. But when murder is done, AnnaLise is stunned to find herself the leading suspect. It's a little hard to keep track of the large cast, but well worth the trouble.
Sue Sharp
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Good read with some feisty characters, but also some truly disgusting characters as well. Interesting storyline but I thought it dragged in some parts especially when AnnaLise and her friend Joy go through stretching scenarios about what could have happened. Some really funny one-liners.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Pretty good!
David Marshall
Jun 08, 2014 rated it liked it
The plot is good in retrospect but the narrative runs out of steam a little about halfway through.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Really people love eating food from a restaurant where everything is made out of cans and boxes and nothing fresh at all? I can't believe that. Maybe if it was 1940-1990 but not today.
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Sandra Balzo is an award-winning author of crime fiction, including fourteen books in two mystery series--one set outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the other in the High Country of North Carolina. MURDER a la Mocha, the eleventh Maggy Thorsen Wisconsin coffeehouse mystery, will be released in January, and the series has been optioned for development as a TV series/film.

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