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Killer words / V.M. Burns.

Burns, V. M., 1964- (author.).


"In the seventh Mystery Bookshop novel from Agatha Award-finalist V.M. Burns, bookstore owner, mystery writer, and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington and her Nana Jo confront their own relationship with law enforcement when a local cop who's unjustly persecuted their family is accused of killing a person in his custody. Bookstore owner and mystery writer Samantha Washington comes to the aid of the cop who once arrested her own grandmother... Sam and Nana Jo are back in sleepy North Harbor, Michigan, where Sam is eagerly awaiting the publication of her first book. In search of more immediate excitement, Nana Jo hits the casino with her fellow Shady Acres Retirement Village gal pals-but they get more than they bargained for when they witness Detective Bradley Pitt decking mayoral candidate John Cloverton. As Sam well knows, mystery novels are full of brilliant detectives, genius sleuths, and hero cops. Detective Bradley Pitt-aka "Stinky Pitt"-is another story. In the past, the dull-witted detective has mistakenly accused members of Sam's family for crimes they didn't commit. Now, it's his turn- when Cloverton turns up dead, he's arrested. With his predilection for polyester, Pitt has been wanted by the fashion police for years, but Nana Jo knows her former elementary school math student would never commit murder-it doesn't add up. Somebody's framed the flatfoot to take a fall, and Sam and Nana Jo must step in to restore the reputation and good name of Detective Pitt"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798885781626
  • Physical Description: 363 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale , a Cengage Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Wheeler Publishing large print softcover Cozy mystery"--Title page verso.
Subject: Washington, Samantha (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Bookstore owners > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Grandparent and child > Fiction.
Political candidates > Fiction.
large print books.
Michigan > Fiction.
Genre: Large print books.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library LP Burns, V.M. (Text) 34MO2001814567 Large Print Available -

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