Embrace the Grim Reaper: A Grim Reaper Mystery (Google eBook)

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Poisoned Pen Press Inc, May 27, 2011 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Casey Maldonado’s life is over—at least as she knows it. In one brief moment of fire and wrenching metal, everything important was gone. The car manufacturer was generous with its settlement, but it can never be enough. Her family and friends—not to mention her lawyers—want her to go for more. More money. More publicity. More everything. But Casey is done. No financial gain or courtroom retribution will bring back what really matters. So she packs up, puts her house on the market, and leaves town. Her only companion: Death, who won’t take her, but won’t leave her alone. She stops on a whim in tragedy-stricken Clymer, a small blue-collar town in the midst of Ohio farmland. Not only is HomeMaker, the town’s appliance factory and main employer, moving to Mexico, but the town has been rocked by the suicide of a beloved single mother. Casey is drawn to the town, and soon realizes that many of the citizens don’t believe the verdict of suicide at all. Death encourages her to investigate, and she uncovers information that points to the factory. Was the victim’s death a cover-up? Did she truly have the means—as she claimed—to keep the factory from leaving town? When Casey begins to receive messages that she should leave well enough alone, she decides she’d be better off back on the road, but the murderer can’t let her go with everything she knows....
  

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I am a long-time fan of Judy Clemens' other mystery series featuring tattooed dairy farmer Stella Crown, so I looked forward to reading this first in a new series. As I turned the pages, I enjoyed ... Read full review

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Casey Maldonado is trying to forget a past she'd rather not remember. She hitches a ride to Clymer, a small Ohio town hard hit by the recession and the recent suicide of single mother Ellen Schneider ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
20
Section 5
25
Section 6
32
Section 7
37
Section 8
47
Section 25
155
Section 26
161
Section 27
165
Section 28
177
Section 29
181
Section 30
190
Section 31
194
Section 32
200

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
76
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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Judy Clemens was born into the Mennonite faith, but discovered her motorcycle leanings later in life. At home in rural Ohio, she lives with her husband and two children, where their livestock consists of three housecats.

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