Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything: A Mystery (Miss Ruffles Mysteries #1) (Hardcover)

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Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient-her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog, and when Honeybelle was alive, Miss Ruffles liked nothing better than digging up Honeybelle's famous rose garden after breakfast, chasing off the UPS man before lunch and terrorizing the many gentleman callers who came knocking at cocktail hour.

But now Miss Ruffles is in danger, and it's up to Sunny McKillip, the unwilling dogsitter, to keep her safe. Sunny is new to Texas, and sometimes she feels as if she's fallen into an alien world. If it isn't the pistol-packing football fans and the sweet-talking, yet ruthless ladies of the garden club who confound her, it's the rowdy rodeo hounds and the tobacco-spitting curmudgeon at Critter Control who have her buffaloed. With a killer on the loose and a cowboy lawyer keeping a suspicious eye on her every move, Sunny needs all the help she can get understanding how Texans think. There's more to Honeybelle's death than meets this Yankee's eye, and Sunny has Miss Ruffles to protect, too. It's a bucking bull ride of an adventure for Sunny, and if she's not careful she might just get killed . . . or her heart lassoed...in Nancy Martin's Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything.

About the Author

Nancy Martin, in addition to her 2009 RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award, has also been nominated for the Agatha Award, has been a finalist for the Daphne DuMaurier Award, and won the RT Book Reviews Award for Best First Mystery for her book, How to Murder a Millionaire. She is the author of the Blackbird Sisters Mystery series. A lifelong Pennsylvania resident, she currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband.

Praise For…

“As Texas true as Tanya Tucker and boot-scootin' fun. Miss Ruffles will capture hearts. I LOVE this book.” —Carolyn Hart on Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything

“Great clothes, great mystery, great fun!” —Jennifer Crusie on the Blackbird Sisters mysteries

“A master of one-liners and witty repartee...comes up with another winning mystery.” —Library Journal (starred review) on Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too

“A nifty tale of family bonds, bullies and a little boy whose childhood had been denied him...The author's sense of humor adds sparkle to Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“Hilarious repartee and zany characters.” —Library Journal on Murder Melts in Your Mouth

“[The Blackbird Sisters] is a don't-miss series, and if you haven't read it and get to start at the beginning, I envy you.” —Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312573744
ISBN-10: 031257374X
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Miss Ruffles Mysteries