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Balloons Can Be Murder

(2005)
(The ninth book in the Charlie Parker / Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery series)
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"Shelton has created a lively hero in Charlie and puts her into situations that require prompt action and good common sense. A Charlie Parker mystery is always a good read."-Southwest BookViews

Three days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, balloon pilot Rachael Fairfield walks into the offices of RJP Investigations. She received a threatening note, which she believes came from her father, a convicted felon whom she sent to prison 15 years earlier. To complicate matters, her brother has initiated a huge publicity campaign for the world altitude record Rachael plans to attempt on the final Sunday of the fiesta.

It seems simple enough. Charlie and her brother Ron will locate William Fairfield and keep him away from Rachael for the duration of the fiesta. But as they follow leads on William Fairfield, the threats escalate, and Ron and Charlie start to wonder whether he's really the stalker. Amid the color and beauty of the world's largest ballooning event, Charlie also finds herself at odds with her husband and reassessing her life's priorities. Only when she nearly loses her own life do the answers begin to fall into place.

Connie Shelton is a lifelong mystery fan who wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. Now she relives her mystery fantasies through her Charlie Parker series. In addition to writing the series, she has served as president of her local writers group and is active in Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Shelton is also a frequent speaker at writing and publishing conferences. She lives in northern New Mexico and central Arizona with her husband, author and helicopter pilot Dan Shelton.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery (Charlie Parker Mysteries)
Author(s): Connie Shelton
ISBN: 1-890768-60-X / 978-1-890768-60-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intrigue Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 9 (Charlie Parker New Mexico Mystery)
Author(s): Connie Shelton
ISBN: 1-945422-09-2 / 978-1-945422-09-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder: The Ninth Charlie Parker Mystery (Charlie Parker Mysteries)
Author(s): Connie Shelton
ISBN: 1-4536-9225-8 / 978-1-4536-9225-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder (A Charlie Parker Mystery)
Author(s): Connie Shelton
ISBN: 0-373-26580-8 / 978-0-373-26580-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide
Availability: Amazon   


Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 9
Author(s): Connie Shelton
Publisher: Books In Motion
Availability: Amazon   


May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 9
Author(s): Connie Shelton
Publisher: Books In Motion
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 9
Author(s): Connie Shelton
Publisher: Books In Motion
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton, (Charlie Parker Mystery Series, Book 9) from Books In Motion.com
Author(s): Connie Shelton
ISBN: 1-61453-139-0 / 978-1-61453-139-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Balloons Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 9)
Author(s): Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU