The Rampant Reaper by Marlys Millhiser
A Charlie Greene Mystery (Charlie Greene Mysteries)

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Literary agent and amateur sleuth Charlie Greene accompanies her mother to her great-great-aunt's funeral under great duress--after all, Charlie herself is adopted, and this part of her extended family has never made her feel that welcome. Plus, it's in Myrtle, Iowa, about as far from Charlie's life as a high-powered California literary agent as one can get. But she agrees to go. How bad could it be?

In one of Marlys Millhiser's quirky, offbeat mysteries, that is the world's biggest rhetorical question. Because someone may be offing the elderly in this midwestern town's only nursing home, and it falls to Charlie, the suspicious outsider, to put all the pieces together. Dealing with a passel of wacky relatives she's never met and a vicious killer as well won't be the easiest task she's ever been handed, but Charlie's good humor and recently acquired investigative experience should be more than enough to finish the job. That is, if she can escape the prying eyes that seem to peer at her from every corner of the tiny town.

Millhiser outdoes herself yet again in The Rampant Reaper, an effort sure to leave both loyal fans and new readers clamoring for the next installment of this unconventional and engaging series.

 

About Marlys Millhiser

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Marlys Millhiser, a former regional vice president of the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of five previous Charlie Greene mysteries and several best-selling novels, including The Mirror. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 291 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Los Angeles literary agent Charlie Greene (Killer Commute, 2000, etc.) thought the trip back to Great-aunt Gertie’s funeral in Myrtle, Iowa, was strictly for her mother’s sake.

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Charlie Greene, high-powered West Coast literary agent, single mom and amateur sleuth, leaves the glitzy world of Los Angeles for a small Iowa town in Millhiser's (Killer Commute, etc.) seventh amusing and wacky tale of murder and mayhem.

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Though her preference would be to stay home in Southern California, literary agent Charlie Greene agrees to accompany her adopted mother who is attending a funeral in Myrtle, Iowa.

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