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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Short Stories
  • Language:English
  • Pages:85
  • eBook ISBN:9781624883903

A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More

by Eleanor Cawood Jones and Dorothy Cawood Jones

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Overview

"A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More" is a compilation of short stories created over 30 years, written by a former journalist and including contributions by her mother, a professional proofreader. From murder in the mountains of Tennessee to the adventures of an all-woman air conditioning repair crew in Northern Virginia, a trip down the runway of a senior citizen beauty pageant, and the secrets revealed in the aftermath of a violent tornado, this page-turner is a blend of psychological suspense, surprise endings, satire, tearjerkers, and just plain, laugh-out-loud fun.

Description

"A Baker's Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More" is a compilation of short stories created over 30 years, written by a former journalist and including contributions by her mother, a professional proofreader. From murder in the mountains of Tennessee to the adventures of an all-woman air conditioning repair crew in Northern Virginia, to the terrible secret that comes to light in the aftermath of a violent tornado, to the antics of a popular television master chef, this page-turner is a blend of murder mystery, psychological suspense, surprise endings, satire, tearjerkers, and just plain, laugh-out-loud fun. Stories include: "Dog's Best Friend," where a farmer's wife has to make the ultimate decision between life and death; "Mrs. Gallagher," when you will learn not to underestimate a determined 85-year-old; "The Sampler," the co-author's award-winning short story about a happy retired couple with a really big secret; "Exit 36," a surprising tale of ongoing revenge, and "Burying Toby," a touching yet humorous story of two teenagers who help their beloved younger sister stage a funeral for her recently deceased favorite pet. Also included are a rollicking satire of the Nancy Drew Mystery series, a tongue-in-cheek piece on soap operas and game shows, a trip down the runway of a senior citizen's beauty pageant, a fantasy built around a young boy's trip to the local convenience store, and a first-person account by a very intelligent house cat who witnesses a brutal murder and lives to tell the tale.

About the author

Eleanor began her writing career in elementary school, with short stories based around the imaginary lives of her stuffed animal collection. While in college at Virginia Tech, she was a reporter with the Kingsport Times-News in Kingsport, Tenn. Eleanor now lives in Northern Virginia and is a marketing director and freelance copywriter, while working on more stories as well as her first novel. She's an avid reader, people watcher, traveler, and political news junkie.

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