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The Resource Murder and moonshine, Carol Miller

Murder and moonshine, Carol Miller

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Murder and moonshine
Title
Murder and moonshine
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Carol Miller
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eng
Summary
"All small towns have secrets--and plenty of them--as every small town waitress knows. Daisy is no different. A young, recently-separated waitress at H&P's Diner in sleepy southwestern Virginia, she hears more than her fair share of neighborhood gossip while serving plates of hash and peach cobbler. But when a reclusive old man, Dickerson, shows up at the diner one day, only to drop dead a few minutes later, Daisy quickly learns that some secrets are more dangerous to keep than others--especially when there's money and moonshine involved." --
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  • Miller’s appealing debut, the first in a series, introduces Daisy McGovern, a strong-minded 27-year-old waitress in southwest Virginia with a tendency to jump to conclusions. When an elderly customer at H & P’s Diner, reclusive farmer Fred Dickerson, drops dead at Daisy’s feet, she gets caught up in the resulting investigation. That Fred’s last word before he collapsed was “burger” (or was it “murder”?) may be significant. Quirky, well-drawn supporting characters include Rick Balsam, who operates a thriving moonshine business, and Ethan Kinney, a handsome ATF agent sent from Washington, D.C. Complicating Daisy’s life are her husband, who walked out on her four years earlier with no explanation, and her invalid mother. Bordering on stereotype are some much-distrusted “big city folks” who ask questions that make people nervous. Despite a few beginner’s mistakes (e.g., too much “smirking”), Miller has produced a story full of intriguing clues and misdirection, liberally laced with Southern charm. Agent: Kari Stuart, ICM. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed September 23, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 38, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Scrappy waitress Daisy McGovern's life has been on hold since her father's accidental death five years ago. But when Fred Dickerson, a local recluse, staggers into her diner and dies—from poisoning—Daisy is determined to find out who killed him. A chief suspect is the diner's cook, but when he becomes the next victim, Daisy is flummoxed. Meanwhile, good-looking ATF agent Ethan Kinney comes down to this remote corner of Virginia to investigate and finds that Fred died from poisoned moonshine. VERDICT Miller's debut amuses but also slices into the heart of a proud region that doesn't appreciate outsiders taking advantage of the locals. Easy to read, shot with romance, and full of country aphorisms, the book succeeds both at puzzling and moving readers emotionally. Try with Margaret Maron and Deborah Sharp fans. --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed December 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 22, p71)
  • Small-town shenanigans in the Appalachians pit a waitress against a furtive murderer and an even deadlier foe. As day dawns in Glade Hill, Va., Daisy Hale McGovern is nagging Hank Fitz, owner of the H & P Diner, to choose a daily breakfast special. Rick and Bobby Balsam are taking a break from drinking home brew and shooting squirrels to flirt with Daisy. Then, local recluse Fred Dickerson staggers into the diner, orders a burger, foams at the mouth and dies. When rumors start circulating that someone--possibly Hank--poisoned Dickerson, Daisy wants to help Hank, who gave her a job after she lost her father, Paul (the P in H & P). She braves the Balsam brothers' two-man trailer park, their shotguns and their dog pack and searches an old tobacco barn on her former homestead, which now belongs to Rick. Much as she resents him for buying up the property behind her back, she's even more hostile toward ATF Special Agent Ethan Kinney when he arrives to investigate Dickerson's death. A second death throws Daisy in with Kinney, and they work together to solve the mysteries of a pink canning-jar lid, a nighttime intruder, a place called Chalk Level and a threat to the enjoyably colorful citizenry of Glade Hill. Daisy is both strong and vulnerable, and you want her to be happy--but with whom? Miller's debut uses a light touch and a gift for scene painting in its skillful balance of people and puzzle.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2013)
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10231823
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1972-
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Miller, Carol
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Moonshine mystery
Series volume
1
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  • Waitresses
  • Distilling, Illicit
  • Virginia, Southwest
Target audience
general
Label
Murder and moonshine, Carol Miller
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781250019257
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827256743
  • 1363451
  • 1882878
  • (OUa)vtls000876171
  • 2729383
  • (OCoLC)827256743
  • (OCoLC)827256743
Label
Murder and moonshine, Carol Miller
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781250019257
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827256743
  • 1363451
  • 1882878
  • (OUa)vtls000876171
  • 2729383
  • (OCoLC)827256743
  • (OCoLC)827256743

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