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Working Stiff

(2009)
(The first book in the Mattie Winston series)
A novel by

 
 
Former nurse-turned deputy coroner Mattie Winston has gone from working on live patients to cutting open corpses. But she has no idea that trading in her nurse's cap for a deputy coroner's badge will take her closer to her own death than she'd ever imagined...Mattie Winston's decision to change careers had nothing to do with a mid-life crisis or desire to suddenly spend a lot of time with a bunch of corpses. But catching her surgeon husband David Winston in the act of receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby was enough to make Mattie never want to show her face again in the hospital where they both worked. When her best friend Izzy suggests she'd be a natural as a deputy coroner, she reluctantly gives it a try. Now, instead of taking patients' pulses, she's weighing their hearts and livers. But living in Izzy's cottage, which just happens to be next door to her ex's house, is a little too close for comfort, and Mattie can't resist spying on her husband one night. Peeking into a window, Mattie glimpses Karen Owenby and David in the middle of a heated argument - one that leads to David shaking Karen violently by the shoulders...The next day when Izzy takes Mattie on her first homicide call, Mattie's shocked to discover the victim is none other than Karen. Recalling the previous night's scene, she refuses to believe David could be a killer. Keeping mum about what she saw, Mattie is also left speechless by the sight of hunky Detective Steve Hurley...Mattie's investigation soon turns up a host of dizzying revelations, including the fact that Karen wasn't who she said she was. From learning the ropes on her new job to sorting out her feelings about her ex and dealing with her growing attraction to Detective Hurley, Mattie's in deep water and in danger of sinking quickly, especially when she places herself dead center in the path of a desperate - yet determined - killer...

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Annelise Ryan's Working Stiff

Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Working Stiff (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Annelise Ryan
ISBN: 1-4104-2204-6 / 978-1-4104-2204-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Working Stiff
Author(s): Annelise Ryan
ISBN: 0-7582-3452-X / 978-0-7582-3452-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Working Stiff (A Mattie Winston Mystery)
Author(s): Annelise Ryan
ISBN: 0-7582-3453-8 / 978-0-7582-3453-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Working Stiff: Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Annelise Ryan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Working Stiff: Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Annelise Ryan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Working Stiff: Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Annelise Ryan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Working Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Annelise Ryan
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU