A Bad Day for Pretty

A Bad Day for Pretty

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"A sequel to A Bad Day for Sorry follows the amateur investigation of Stella Hardesty into the murder of a woman whose body was found in the aftermath of a tornado, a killing for which a local man once addicted to prescription drugs has been wrongly accused."

McMillan Palgrave

A New York Times Notable Book!

Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff "Goat" Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat’s scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door. Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, pulling up the concrete foundation and unearthing a woman's body. The main suspect in the woman’s murder is Neb Donovan---he laid the foundation, and there's some pretty hard evidence pointing to his guilt. Years ago, Neb's wife asked Stella for help getting him sober. Stella doesn't believe the gentle man could kill anyone, and she promises his frantic wife she'll look into it.

Former client Chrissy Shaw is now employed at Stella's sewing shop and she helps with the snooping as Stella negotiates the unpredictable Brandy and the dangerously magnetic sheriff.

This is the thrilling sequel to Sophie Littlefield’s critically-acclaimed debut, A Bad Day for Sorry, which won an Anthony Award and an RT Book Award, was an Edgar Award Finalist, and was shortlisted for Barry, Crimespree, and Macavity Awards. Stella Hardesty is a heroine to watch---join her on this next adventure for as fiercely funny and riveting a story as there is to be found in crime fiction.



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Stella Hardesty investigates the murder of a woman whose body was found in the aftermath of a tornado, a killing for which a local man once addicted to prescription drugs has been wrongly accused.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312559755
Branch Call Number: LIT
MYSTERY
Characteristics: 292 p

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SusanJ_124
Feb 11, 2019

Generally, I enjoyed this book. I found the male-bashing got a bit tedious after a while, but the rest of the book was solid. I will read the next one in the series.

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alpacakingdom
Dec 26, 2012

Very funny yet believable main character leads us through this entertaining mystery. Stella will be fun to follow in future books.

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bookpusher
Oct 23, 2012

Stella Hardesty, Avenger of Wronged Women is awesome!! Can't wait to read the other books in the series!

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