A New York Times Notable Book! Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff qGoatq Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat's scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door. Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, pulling up the concrete foundation and unearthing a woman's body. The main suspect in the woman's murder is Neb Donovan---he laid the foundation, and there's some pretty hard evidence pointing to his guilt. Years ago, Neb's wife asked Stella for help getting him sober. Stella doesn't believe the gentle man could kill anyone, and she promises his frantic wife she'll look into it. Former client Chrissy Shaw is now employed at Stella's sewing shop and she helps with the snooping as Stella negotiates the unpredictable Brandy and the dangerously magnetic sheriff. This is the thrilling sequel to Sophie Littlefield's critically-acclaimed debut, A Bad Day for Sorry, which won an Anthony Award and an RT Book Award, was an Edgar Award Finalist, and was shortlisted for Barry, Crimespree, and Macavity Awards. Stella Hardesty is a heroine to watch---join her on this next adventure for as fiercely funny and riveting a story as there is to be found in crime fiction.aHow did he manage?a Stella asked. aWith his, you know, troubles.a aYoua#39;d be surprised, a Donna said. aThat Oxy is evil. It makes you feel so good, you got your energy, you feel like you can do anything. a#39;Specially once he started railing it.
|Title||:||A Bad Day for Pretty|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2010-06-08|