Hit and Run: A Main Street Murder Mystery

Sandra Balzo. Severn, $28.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8394-0
In Anthony Award finalist Balzo’s spirited third Main Street Murder mystery (after 2012’s Dead Ends), Wisconsin journalist AnnaLise Griggs is still visiting her hometown, Sutherton, N.C., where she’s acknowledged as the love-child of the wealthiest man in town, Dickens Hart. The proprietor of a “North Carolina High Country rip-off of the Playboy Club concept,” Hart wants to locate any other children he may have fathered, and an elaborate Thanksgiving weekend is planned for past loves and their appropriate-aged off-spring. Before the turkey is served, Hart is found lying naked in bed with his head bashed in—and AnnaLise is the prime suspect. The supporting cast includes several colorful Sutherton citizens and a motley group of potential heirs accompanied by their hopeful mothers. AnnaLise will remind Southern cozy fans of Kathleen Haines’s Sarah Booth Delaney, Carolyn Hart’s Annie Darling, and Margaret Maron’s Deborah Knott. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/07/2014
Release date: 09/01/2014
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 368 pages - 978-0-7278-9773-2
Open Ebook - 224 pages - 978-1-78010-541-3
Paperback - 224 pages - 978-1-84751-628-2
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