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The Reporter Who Died Probing

(2009)
(The third book in the Ariel Quigley series)
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This edition of the novel includes the complete "Killer Cookbook #3, Holiday Recipes to Accompany The Reporter Who Died Probing." (There is a link in the Kindle edition to a free PDF download of the cookbook.)

What do Wiccan exotic dancers, bomb threats, burning buildings, a Gullah conjure woman, ghosts, shape-shifters, and pirates have in common? They're all a part of psychic detective Ariel Quigley's efforts in The Reporter Who Died Probing to have a quiet winter holiday with her police sergeant boyfriend, Greg Mason, until she finds herself involved in the murders of some Washington, D.C. news reporters.

Ariel's winter semester break starts peacefully enough, with her looking forward to a variety of seasonal celebrations, including St. Nicholas Day, Solstice, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night. In addition, she's hoping for a romantic interlude with Greg, who seems intent on making their relationship more permanent. But as the seasonal activities increase in number and intensity, so do the threats to Ariel's reputation and livelihood, culminating with her involvement in the deaths of two media personalities. And after an other-worldly warning from her spirit guide known as the Fat Man, Ariel realizes she herself may be a target for murder. First on the list of murder suspects are a Washington senator, his family, and his personal assistant, an aggressive Svengali who is striving for a prominent behind-the-scenes role in the D.C. political arena, and who wants Greg out of the way so he can date Ariel himself. Then there are the suspicious activities of one of Ariel's college students and a band of Wicca practitioners, who lead a double life as exotic dancers. And finally on the list of possible suspects are the members of a social club of foreign dignitaries, all of whom have secret agendas of their own. When Greg winds up in the hospital for a brief stay after being evacuated from a burning building and when Ariel narrowly misses a threat to her own life, the couple hope for a respite from the holiday mayhem by going on vacation to Edisto Island, South Carolina for a New Year's break. But their longed-for peaceful beach vacation involves them with pirates, more ghosts, and a Gullah practitioner of magic, and it culminates with a sinister threat on the high seas.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Honora Finkelstein and Susan Smily's The Reporter Who Died Probing

Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reporter Who Died Probing
Author(s): Honora Finkelstein, Susan Smily
ISBN: 1-59133-258-3 / 978-1-59133-258-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hilliard & Harris Publishers
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reporter Who Died Probing
Author(s): Honora Finkelstein, Susan Smily
ISBN: 0-615-59560-X / 978-0-615-59560-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: El Amarna Publishing
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reporter Who Died Probing
Author(s): Honora Finkelstein, Susan Smily
ISBN: 1-59133-259-1 / 978-1-59133-259-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hilliard & Harris
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reporter Who Died Probing (Ariel Quigley Mystery and Cookbook Series 3)
Author(s): Honora Finkelstein, Susan Smily
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