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Last Call

(2018)
(The first book in the Maggie Lewis Mystery series)
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On a bad day at work, bartender Maggie Lewis would love to kill a customer or two. On a very bad day, she's accused of doing just that.

Suspended from her job at a Florida VFW after being set up for the murder of Korean war veteran Jack Hoffman, Maggie has no intention of letting herself be framed. And since the police have yet to arrest anybody for the last major crime in town - the murder of Maggie's husband - she's sure they won't try too hard this time, either. So Maggie must produce enough evidence to clear her name, get her job back, and find the killer before she ends up behind the wrong kind of bars. All in a day's work for a bartender who can't hold her beer, her tongue, or her temper.

Praise:

"A heroine who's not only feisty, but sometimes downright funny as well." - Kirkus Reviews

"Raise your glass to Paula Matter for creating Maggie, a positively intoxicating bartender in North DeSoto, Florida." - Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries

"You will love Paula Matter's delightful debut mystery. Her misfit heroine will win your heart and keep you guessing." - Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on Union Square

"Fans of Terry Shames, Bill Crider, and Steven F. Havill will want to get to know Maggie." - Booklist

"Matter sprinkles in lots of clues, some of which appear to be laying the ground for Maggie's next outing. Curious readers will look forward to her further adventures." - Publishers Weekly

"Smart, funny. You'll want to run a tab." - Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of You'll Never Know, Dear

"[Maggie] will break your heart and have you laughing out loud!" - Annette Dashofy, USA Today bestselling author of the Zoe Chambers Mysteries

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Paula Matter has woven a wonderfully fun and quirky debut in Last Call with a cast of characters you’ll want to hang out with for years to come. Maggie is both vulnerable and spunky as she struggles to make it on her own…with a little help from her friends. She’ll break your heart and have you laughing out loud!" - Annette Dashofy

"Last Call is 'Cheers' with bodies, set in North Florida, with Carla tending bar. Smart, funny. You’ll want to run a tab." - Hallie Ephron

"Raise your glass to Paula Matter for creating Maggie, a positively intoxicating bartender in North DeSoto, Florida. Take one heart of gold, pour in a jigger of observant, add a splash of smart-mouthy, and you have a new detective worth savoring." - Nancy Martin

"You will love Paula Matter’s delightful debut mystery. Her misfit heroine will win your heart and keep you guessing with her determined efforts to find the truth and clear her name." - Victoria Thompson


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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Last Call (A Maggie Lewis Mystery)
Author(s): Paula Matter
ISBN: 0-7387-5782-9 / 978-0-7387-5782-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
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