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Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything : A Mystery
by Nancy Martin


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Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient-her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog, and when Honeybelle was alive, Miss Ruffles liked nothing better than digging up Honeybelle's famous rose garden after breakfast, chasing off the UPS man before lunch and terrorizing the many gentleman callers who came knocking at cocktail hour.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient-her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog, and when Honeybelle was alive, Miss Ruffles liked nothing better than digging up Honeybelle's famous rose garden after breakfast, chasing off the UPS man before lunch and terrorizing the many gentleman callers who came knocking at cocktail hour.

But now Miss Ruffles is in danger, and it's up to Sunny McKillip, the unwilling dogsitter, to keep her safe. Sunny is new to Texas, and sometimes she feels as if she's fallen into an alien world. If it isn't the pistol-packing football fans and the sweet-talking, yet ruthless ladies of the garden club who confound her, it's the rowdy rodeo hounds and the tobacco-spitting curmudgeon at Critter Control who have her buffaloed. With a killer on the loose and a cowboy lawyer keeping a suspicious eye on her every move, Sunny needs all the help she can get understanding how Texans think. There's more to Honeybelle's death than meets this Yankee's eye, and Sunny has Miss Ruffles to protect, too. It's a bucking bull ride of an adventure for Sunny, and if she's not careful she might just get killed . . . or her heart lassoed...in Nancy Martin's "Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312573744
  • ISBN-10: 031257374X
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: Miss Ruffles Mysteries #1

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-09-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Set in Mule Stop, Tex., this lighthearted series launch from Martin (A Little Night Murder) delivers bold, brash Texas attitude and small-town color. Outsider Sunny McKillip, the new personal assistant to rich eccentric matriarch Honeybelle Hensley, becomes the object of both envy and suspicion when the will read after Honeybelles sudden death gives the deceaseds dog, Miss Ruffles, the Hensley fortune and $1 million each to Sunny, house cook Mae Mae, and valet Mr. Carver if they take good care of Miss Ruffles for a year and then find her a good permanent home. When the dog goes missing, Sunny wonders if one of Honeybelles dramatic personal conflicts was big enough to be the motivation for murder. Matters such as university politics, wedding planning, and gardening-club power plays loom large. Though town residents are stereotyped enough to be easily forgettable outside of their roles, theres much less cuteness than in other canine-themed mysteries. This sassy little story will please Martin fans. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Nov.)

 
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