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Hung Out to Die

(The fourth book in the Stain-Busting Mystery series)
A novel by

There's no fun in dysfunctional

Small-town laundress Josie Toadfern has her own fair share of dirty laundry -- namely the Toadfern clan! Ostracized from the family unit ever since her parents dumped eight-year-old Josie in a local orphanage, the stain-busting dynamo's stunned to find herself invited to crabby old family matriarch "Mamaw" Toadfern's Thanksgiving celebration -- and too curious to refuse.

But an even bigger shock is waiting for her there: Josie's long lost mom and pop, blandly unapologetic and full of new -- probably illegal -- get-rich-quick schemes. And when a dead body is tossed into the already explosive chaos of bitter feelings, intra-family feuding, and incinerated turkey meat, Josie finds herself in the most uncomfortable position of having to prove her disreputable dad innocent of murder. But cleaning up messes is Josie's business. And sometimes blood is thicker than cranberry sauce -- and a much more difficult stain to eliminate.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Sharon Short's Josie Toadfern is wonderfully quirky." - Jill Churchill

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Used availability for Sharon Short's Hung Out to Die

Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Library Binding

Title: Hung Out to Die (Center Point Premier Mystery (Large Print))
Author(s): Sharon Gwyn Short
ISBN: 1-58547-764-8 / 978-1-58547-764-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Hung Out to Die: A Stain-busting Mystery (Stain-busting Mysteries)
Author(s): Sharon Short
ISBN: 0-06-079324-4 / 978-0-06-079324-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Hung Out to Die: A Stain-busting Mystery (The Stain-Busting Mysteries Book 4)
Author(s): Sharon Short
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA