Icing Ivy by Evan Marshall
A Jane Stuart and Winky Mystery (Jane Stuart and Winky Mysteries)

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Once Jane Stuart and Ivy Benson were best friends—until Ivy’s daughter Marlene took a job as nanny to Jane’s son and was later murdered. Now it’s time for Jane and Ivy to heal past wounds and catch up on old times. The perfect opportunity presents itself at a week at the off-season mountain lodge where Jane has scheduled a fiction writers’ retreat.

So much for best intentions. Ivy’s brought Johnny, the new man in her life, who has eyes for one of Jane’s students. The handsome lothario is also a man on the run, and the Mt. Munsee Lodge is his perfect hideaway. But what Johnny’s running from is soon catching up with all of them—and with a blizzard leaving them snowbound, there’s little chance for escape. Especially for Ivy. Jane’s discovered her old pal dead—stabbed with an ice pick.

As the melting ice gives way to startling clues, Jane and Winky’s investigation leads them into Ivy’s complicated past—and the deadly secrets of a writer who has the clever manipulations of the murder mystery down cold…


About Evan Marshall

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Evan Marshall is a Special Weapons and Tactics trainer for a federal agency with counterterrorist responsibilities. He retired from the Detroit Police Department after 20 years of service. His assignments included Tactical Unit, Crime Scene Investigation, Homicide and the Special Response Team. He has trained groups as diverse as the Federal Air Marshals and the U.S. Army Special Reaction Team. His articles on ammunition, ballistics and tactics have appeared in the law enforcement and firearms press over the past 25 years.
Published October 1, 2003 by Kensington Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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But Ivy’s pleas to reconnect with her former best friend are so impassioned that Jane gives in, inviting her to share their Christmas Eve dinner of curried cascadura (provided by Florence, Marlene’s replacement) and even allowing her and Johnny to tag along at Mt.

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In her fourth engaging cozy (after 2001's Stabbing Stephanie), literary agent Jane Stuart delves into murder at a writers' retreat.

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Literary agent Jane Stuart hasn't seen her best friend and old college buddy Ivy Benson in a while.

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