Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
(Mattie Winston Mysteries)

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It's Christmas Day in the sleepy town of Sorenson;Wisconsin;but instead of unwrapping presents;deputy coroner Mattie Winston is at the burnt remains of a house;where a charred body has been found. The victim is none other than Jack Allen--a paraplegic who recently won a huge casino jackpot. Upon closer inspection;Mattie and detective Steve Hurley are convinced Jack was murdered to steal his winnings;giving the phrase Black Jack a whole new meaning. . .

But as Mattie investigates;even her cutting-edge forensic skills keep coming up short in a case with as many suspects as twists. After her odds-on-favorite turns up dead;Mattie and Hurley must race to find a killer before another victim cashes in his chips.

"A puzzler of a mystery. What a thrill ride!" --Jenn McKinlay

Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series

"Has it all: suspense;laughter;a spicy dash of romance. . ." --Tess Gerritsen

"The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since;well;ever." --Laura Levine

"Mattie Winston is a likable;humorous heroine. . .lighthearted and fun." --Romantic Times


About Annelise Ryan

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Annelise Ryan is the pseudonym for the author of three suspense novels and another mystery series. She has written more than 200 published articles, worked as a book reviewer for Barnes & Noble, and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She currently works as a registered nurse in an ER. She can be reached at
Published March 5, 2013 by Kensington Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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