Loco Motive by Mary Daheim
A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery

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“Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart. I love her books.”
—Carolyn Hart


Another deft and daffy Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from the indomitable Mary Daheim—“The reigning Queen of the Cozies” (Portland Oregonian)—Loco Motive races full speed ahead with mystery and hilarity, as B&B hostess and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigal Flynn and her cousin Renie find their train ride to Boston has been derailed by murder most foul.


About Mary Daheim

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Mary Richardson Daheim started spinning stories before she could spell. Daheim has been a journalist, an editor, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer, but fiction was always her medium of choice. In 1982 she launched a career that is now distinguished by more than sixty novels. In 2000, she won the Literary Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. In October 2008 she was inducted into the University of Washington's Communications Hall of Fame. Daheim lives in her hometown of Seattle and is a direct descendant of former residents of the real Alpine when it existed in the early part of the twentieth century until it was abandoned in 1929. The Alpine/Emma Lord series has created interest in the site, which was named a Washington State ghost town in July 2011.
Published September 7, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Wisecracking cousins board a cross-country train and watch the corpses whiz by.

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In Daheim's plodding 25th Bed-and-Breakfast mystery (after 2008's Vi Agra Falls), innkeeper and librarian Judith McMonigle Flynn takes a cross-country train trip with bumpy results. After aging darede

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Wee Willie decides to perform a stunt from the roof of the Bed and Breakfast and things do not go as he planned.

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And then the train is involved in an accident in Montana, a porter goes missing, a body is found, Judith is a major suspect, a fairly important character and her family waltz off the train and disappear, the Montana Sheriff seems to get geographically turned around as much of the police action ta...

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The two women are horrified to discover one of Judith's least favorite B & B guests, Wee Willie Weevil, is on board the same train.

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