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Dead Ringer

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Staff Review: "Dead Ringer " by Annelise Ryan

★★★★

Another dead body has been found in Sorenson, Wisconsin, which means that Mattie and her husband, Steve Hurley, have a new case to solve. 

The body of a Jane Doe, a drug addict, was found on the side of the road. However, the drugs did not kill her. She was stabbed multiple times in a specific pattern. When the autopsy reveals flower petals in one of the wounds, Mattie recognizes this M.O. as belonging to a serial killer who is currently in prison. 

Is the wrong man in prison and the real murderer still at large? Or is this a copycat crime? When Mattie and Steve look into the closed case, they are met with contempt and derision by the investigators. It is up to them to reopen the case and catch a killer. 

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries, you will enjoy this new installment of the Mattie Winston series. I enjoyed reading this book for its intrigue, humor and its placement in Wisconsin.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction, mystery

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