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A case of crooked letters
Copeland, Lori.
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Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, [2004]

Physical Description:
306 pages; 21 cm.
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Best-selling author Lori Copeland brings her special brand of quirky humor to this endearing series about three generations of women trying to build a harmonious life together under one roof. In this second book in the Morning Shade Mystery series, Maude, Stella, and Cee Cee must solve the mystery of the troublesome chain letters. Who is sending them and why? Copeland's readers will relish this delightfully humorous cozy mystery.

Author Notes

Lori Copeland was born on June 12, 1941. She began writing for the secular book market in 1982 when she was 40 years old. She switched to the Christian book market in 1995. She has written over 100 books including A Morning Shade Mystery series, Men of the Saddle series, and Belles of Timber Creek series. She has won several awards including the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books' Best Seller award. She was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Following their first adventure (A Case of Bad Taste), 60-year-old writer Maude Diamond, daughter Cee Cee, and Maude's obstinate mother-in-law Stella are back. Worried about how Maude is going to pay all the bills, Stella "innocently" devises a plan to add to the family coffers by sending a chain letter to everyone in town asking for money. When Cee Cee points out that it is fraud to send such a letter, Stella fears that she is in hot water. Maude notices that Stella is acting strangely, and she assumes that her mother-in-law must have been duped into responding to the chain letter. This leads Maude to take surprising action. The strength of Copeland's series lies in her humorous take on small-town life and the craziness that can happen in families. A light read that may have crossover appeal for fans of mysteries with a dash of humor, such as Janet Evanovich's popular "Stephanie Plum" series. For public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.