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A Bad Day for Sunshine

(2020)
(The first book in the Sunshine Vicram series)
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New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the first novel in the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram seriesA Bad Day for Sunshine!

"Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun."New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan

"A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us."
New York Times bestselling authorLee Child

Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose.

Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, strong cups of coffee—and, now, a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff—thanks to her adorably meddlesome parents who nominated her—and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of this is reminding Sunshine why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that the trouble at her daughter’s new school, plus and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and, well, the forecast looks anything but sunny.

But even clouds have their silver linings. This one's got Levi, Sunshine's sexy, almost-old-flame, and a fiery-hot US Marshal. With temperatures rising everywhere she turns, Del Sol's normally cool-minded sheriff is finding herself knee-deep in drama and danger. Can Sunshine face the call of duty—and find the kidnapper who's terrorizing her beloved hometown—without falling head over high heels in love...or worse?

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Praise for this book

"Smart, sexy, and outrageously funny. Jones masterfully balances heartwarming comedy and bone chilling suspense." - Marina Adair

"Darynda Jones has done it again. With trademark humor, eccentric yet relatable characters, and masterful storytelling, she takes us on a journey we don't want to end. A Bad Day for Sunshine is a great day for readers!" - Tracy Brogan

"Swoon-worthy heroes, quirky characters, and a page turning mystery. Move over Stephanie Plum, Sunshine Vicram has arrived. Prepare yourself. This book is a keeper!" - Christie Craig

"From the creative genius who brought you Charley Davidson comes your newest obsession: Sunshine Vicram. Mother. Sheriff. Warden of weird." - Susan Donovan

"A new town, new characters to become friends with, same snort-in-public humor . . . you're going to love this story!" - Laura Drake

"Darynda Jones is always on my MUST READ list! No one can pull you into a book like she can!" - Donna Grant

"Darynda delivers again! A Bad Day for Sunshine tugs at your heartstrings and tickles your funny bone. From gut-wrenching heartbreak to full-abdominal belly laughs, Sunshine is a literary workout for your core. Another unique read from a stellar storyteller!" - Diane Kelly

"All the snarky humor and engaging writing you've come to expect from master storyteller Darynda Jones. I would read her if she scribbled on a napkin. Luckily, her new story has more than just lipstick and a number. Prepare to get sucked in. Her writing is like a vortex; you can't get out until you're done and sobbing for more." - Eve Langlais

"Smart, sexy, clever . . . and so many laughs! Darynda Jones brings her trademark wit and charm in A Bad Day for Sunshine. I couldn’t get enough!" - Kim Law

"A Bad Day for Sunshine is deliciously witty, fast paced and filled with laugh-out-loud dialogue. Darynda Jones knocks it out of the park with this delightful new series!" - Robyn Peterman


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Used availability for Darynda Jones's A Bad Day for Sunshine

Hardback Editions

April 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram Series (1))
Author(s): Darynda Jones
ISBN: 1-4328-7883-2 / 978-1-4328-7883-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel (Sunshine Vicram Series (1))
Author(s): Darynda Jones
ISBN: 1-250-14944-4 / 978-1-250-14944-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel (Sunshine Vicram Series (1))
Author(s): Darynda Jones
ISBN: 1-250-14945-2 / 978-1-250-14945-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: 'A great day for the rest of us' Lee Child (Sunshine Vicram)
Author(s): Darynda Jones
ISBN: 0-349-42717-8 / 978-0-349-42717-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel (Sunshine Vicram Series (1))
Author(s): Darynda Jones
ISBN: 1-250-25981-9 / 978-1-250-25981-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine
Author(s): Darynda Jones
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel
Author(s): Darynda Jones
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel
Author(s): Darynda Jones
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel
Author(s): Darynda Jones
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: 'A great day for the rest of us' Lee Child (Sunshine Vicram)
Author(s): Darynda Jones
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel (Sunshine Vicram Series Book 1)
Author(s): Darynda Jones
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA