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The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb

(The third book in the Cait Morgan Mystery series)
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Criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan was looking forward to her dream vacation in Mexico with her boyfriend Bud Anderson. She wasn't anticipating a fresh corpse on the floor of a local florist's shop, and she definitely wasn't expecting Bud to become the prime suspect.

With Bud's freedom, and maybe even his life, at stake, Cait has to fight the clock to work out which member of the small community living in the seemingly idyllic municipality of Punta de las Rocas might have killed the locally respected florist, and why. Needing to investigate under the watchful gaze of the local police, Cait has to keep her relationship with Bud a secret, and she soon discovers she's not the only one with something to hide. Peeling back layers of deceit to reveal even more puzzles, Cait struggles with a creeping sense of unreality, desperate to save Bud . . . and, ultimately, herself.

In the third book in the beloved Cait Morgan Mysteries, The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb, travel to the idyllic Mexican countryside as Cait Morgan works against the clock to clear her wrongly accused partner of murder.


"In the finest tradition of Agatha Christie, debut author Ace brings us the closed-room drama, with a dollop of romantic suspense and historical intrigue." - Library Journal

"Cait's enjoyable first outing should earn her a well-deserved encore." - Publishers Weekly

"If you're a lover of classic mystery, this Cait Morgan novel is for you . . . murder with touches of Christie or Marsh but with a bouquet of Kinsey Millhone." - The Globe and Mail

"A sparkling, well-plotted, and quite devious mystery in the cozy tradition, all pointing to Ace's growing finesse at telling an entertaining story." - The Hamilton Spectator

"Perfect comfort reading. You could call it Agatha Christie set in the modern world, with great dollops of lovingly described food and drink." - Crime Fiction Lover

"A really good story . . . suspenseful mystery." - Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : Paperback

Title: [(The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb)] [By (author) Cathy Ace] published on (May, 2014)
Author(s): Cathy Ace
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
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April 2014 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb
Author(s): Cathy Ace
ISBN: 1-77151-063-3 / 978-1-77151-063-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb (The Cait Morgan Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): Cathy Ace
Publisher: Four Tails Publishing Ltd
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