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Title:
Sell low, sweet Harriet
ISBN:
9781496722515
Physical Description:
x, 291 pages ; 17 cm.
Summary:
Sarah Winston's garage sale business has a new client: the daughter of a couple who recently died in a tragic accident while away on a trip to Africa. Their house is full of exotic items from around the world that need to be sold off. When Sarah learns that the deceased were retired CIA agents, the job becomes more intriguing - but when an intruder breaks in and a hidden camera is found, it also becomes more dangerous. And Sarah has enough on her plate right now since she's investigating a murder on the side at the nearby Air Force base, where her status as a former military spouse gives her a special kind of access. With so much work piling up, Sarah decides to hire some help. But her assistant, Harriet - a former FBI hostage negotiator - has a rare talent for salesmanship. Which is good, because Sarah may have to haggle for her life with Harriet's assistance. --
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Sarah Winston's garage sale business has a new client- the daughter of a couple who recently died in a tragic accident while away on a trip to Africa. Their house is full of exotic items from around the world that need to be sold off. When Sarah learns that the deceased were retired CIA agents, the job becomes more intriguing-but when an intruder breaks in and a hidden camera is found, it also becomes more dangerous. And Sarah has enough on her plate right now since she's investigating a murder on the side at the nearby Air Force base, where her status as a former military spouse gives her a special kind of access.

. . . IS ANOTHER WOMAN'S TROUBLE
With so much work piling up, Sarah decides to hire some help. But her assistant, Harriet-a former FBI hostage negotiator-has a rare talent for salesmanship. Which is good, because Sarah may have to haggle for her life with Harriet's assistance . . .

Praise for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries

"There's a lot going on in this charming mystery, and it all works . . . Well written and executed, this is a definite winner."
- RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on All Murders Final!

"Full of garage-sale tips...amusing. A solid choice for fans of Jane K. Cleland's Josie Prescott Antique Mystery series."
- Library Journal on Tagged for Death

"A slam dunk for those who love antiques and garage sales . . .surprising twists and turns."
- Kirkus Reviews on A Good Day to Buy


Author Notes

Sherry Harris is the author of Agatha Award-nominated Best First Novel Tagged for Death , as well as The Longest Yard Sale , All Murders Final!; A Good Day to Buy, and I Know What You Bid Last Summer in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series. Sherrystarted bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend's yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry combined her love of garage sales, her life as an Air Force spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for this series. Sherry is an independent editor for fiction and nonfiction writers, a member of Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime New England, and Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter. She blogs with New England mystery writers at WickedCozyAuthors.com.


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Kirkus Review

A winter garage sale provokes cold chills in the manager, who's also grappling with a murder.Sarah Winston, who divorced her husband but stayed in the Massachusetts town near the Air Force base of their last posting, attends the funeral of Alicia Arbas, an officer's wife found dead on the base, possibly murdered with a large chunk of ice. Knowing that Sarah has many friends on base and a nose for murder (Let's Fake a Deal, 2019, etc.), Special Agent Frank Bristow and local police officer Scott Pellner ask her to keep her ears open for gossip. In fact, she goes much further, and her curiosity soon involves her in a potentially dangerous situation. Sarah's also been hired by Jeannette Blevins to price and sell the contents of her parents' home after they were killed in an accident in Senegal. The house is packed to the rafters with items from all over the world that the parents, who were CIA agents, had collected. Sarah's boyfriend, local district attorney Seth Anderson, is unhappy to hear that Sarah's involved in yet another murder case, but she soldiers on with both her time-consuming projects. Shortly after Jeannette's brother, Troy, shows up saying he wants to make sure he hasn't left behind anything he wants from his parents' collection, he's attacked in another room. When she comes to the hospital to visit him, Jeannette says that he's not her brother, and the imposter declines to stick around to explain himself. Although there are plenty of valuable items in the house, no one knows which of them the man was looking for. Back on base, Sarah hears scads of gossip about Alicia Arbas. The officers' jealous wives, who've spread wildly varying stories, resent Sarah's questions. Now she's in danger from both a killer and a thief unless she can solve both cases.Canny hints for garage-sale success blend nicely with two difficult mysteries for the intrepid heroine to unravel. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.