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A Good Year For a Corpse

By Valerie Wolzien

It was a pleasant day until the body turned up.

All the local organizations were courting Mr. Horace Harvey-and his mounds of wealth. But one angry suitor stuffed a wad of bills into Horace’s mouth, wrapped a money belt around his neck, and left his strangled body in the wine cellar of the Hancock Inn.

Between worrying about her teenage daughter’s new boyfriend and trying to housebreak a new puppy, Susan Henshaw has time to conclude that the prime murder suspect-the head of F.O.P.P. (Friends of Potted Plants)-is innocent.

Where had Horace Harvey and his money come from? Why was he so anxious to give his money to a group in Hancock? All sorts of sordid activities are going on in the private lives of Hancock’s most civic-minded citizens. And at least one of them had reason to kill.…

Valerie Wolzien is the author of the Susan Henshaw suburban mysteries and the Josie Pigeon seashore mysteries. Valerie lives in an old house overlooking the Hudson River.

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