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Fit to Be Dead

(The first book in the Aggie Mundeen Mystery series)
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"Fit to Be Dead has it all: intriguing characters that point to romance, an engrossing plot, a compelling puzzle and well-disguised clues - a fun read." - L. C. Hayden, Award-Winning Author of the Harry Bronson Mystery series

Aggie Mundeen, single and pushing forty, fears nothing but middle age. When she moves from Chicago to San Antonio, she decides she better shape up before anybody discovers she writes the column, "Stay Young with Aggie." She takes Aspects of Aging at the University of the Holy Trinity and plunges into exercise at Fit and Firm.

Rusty at flirting and mechanically inept, she irritates a slew of male exercisers, then stumbles into murder. She'd like to impress the attractive detective with her sleuthing skills. But when the killer comes after her, the health club evacuates semi-clad patrons, and the detective has to stall his investigation to save Aggie's derriere.

"West's fine writing and clever plot reveal her mad sense of humor...She has produced a beautifully written book, brimming with wry humor, and a cleverly woven mystery. Highly recommended! I am very pleased to see there is a follow-up Aggie Mundeen novel, Dang Near Dead." - Diana Hockley, Australian Mystery Novelist and International Reviewer for NetGalley and Kings River Life Magazine

"West's main characters' histories suggest they could fill a series. I hope so. I love this book!" - Rollo K. Newsom PhD, Professor Emeritus, Texas State University, and an Editor of Lone Star Sleuths

"Aggie Mundeen's wry observations on life, death, and the struggle to whip mind and body into shape make Fit to Be Dead delightful. Joining a health club has never been so dangerous...or so amusing." - Karen McCullough, Author of Shadow of a Doubt and A Question of Fire

"A satisfying read with powerful characterization, plot twists and a feisty believable protagonist." - Midwest Book Review


Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, Southern humor, humorous murder mysteries.

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Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Nancy G West's Fit to Be Dead

Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback

Title: Fit to Be Dead
Author(s): Nancy G West
ISBN: 1-941962-15-7 / 978-1-941962-15-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Fit To Be Dead (An Aggie Mundeen Mystery) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Nancy G West
ISBN: 1-940976-37-5 / 978-1-940976-37-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
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September 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Fit to Be Dead: An Aggie Mundeen mystery (Volume 1)
Author(s): Nancy Glass West
ISBN: 0-9747705-8-2 / 978-0-9747705-8-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Southwest Publications
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Fit To Be Dead (An Aggie Mundeen Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Nancy G West
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU