Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante

Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante : A Ruby Taylor Mystery

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The harrowing adventures of red-headed heroine Ruby Taylor continue in this murder mystery complete with a frozen corpse, midnight intruders, and an unexpected rescue by lab mice. This sassy Cinderella's in for a crash course on university politics, new love, and what exactly it means to be a genuine Christian.

Strong, independent, and memorable leading characterJust the right mix of action and romanceSuspense/mystery is the fastest growing genre of fiction in the CBA marketA refreshing, new find for fans of CBA author Terri Blackstock and general market authors Sue Grafton, Sharyn McCrumb, and Sara Parentsky
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Kregel Publications,U.S.
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 082542495X
  • 9780825424953

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iDunn has developed characters similar to Stephanie Plum (Jane Evanovichis beloved bumbling bondsman) and Kinsey Millhone (Sue Graftonis alphabet murder detective) that CBA readers will appreciate. Readers who enjoy such novelists . . . will become fans of Sharon Dunn and Ruby Taylor. o Interwoven in this adventuresome tale are the authoris wit and humor. She pokes fun at social classes, living situations, and personalities. The off-the-cuff observations make this a fun and enjoyable read and add hometown flavor to the writing. Highly recommended. "Pardon the pun, but Sharon Dunn has 'done' it all in this novel, which includes just enough humor, pathos, romance, and mystery to satisfy most female readers."--Patricia Small"Church & Synagogue Libraries" (12/01/2004) -Pardon the pun, but Sharon Dunn has 'done' it all in this novel, which includes just enough humor, pathos, romance, and mystery to satisfy most female readers.---Patricia Small-Church & Synagogue Libraries- (12/01/2004)
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When a professor at the local university dies, Ruby Taylor is hired to fill his shoes. Along with a frozen corpse and midnight intruders, this sassy Cinderella also has to deal with lost love and a family that defines the word dysfunctional. Deadly university politics turn personal as Ruby works to straighten out a mystery that has more twists than a silly straw.

Praise for the Ruby Taylor Mysteries:

[Ruby Taylor's] gutsy stubbornness and humorous one-liners make this mystery a fun and interesting read! The story lives up to the unique title. Well done."

--Rene Gutteridge
author of Boo

"Readers who enjoy [Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton] . . . will become fans of Sharon Dunn."

--Christian Retailing

"Ruby, a gawky six-footer, is endearing as she primes her tired old psyche for one last go at love."

--John Mort
American Library Association

"Interwoven in this adventuresome tale are the author's wit and humor . . . a fun and enjoyable read. Highly recommended."

--CBA Marketplace

Sharon Dunn is an instructor and tutor at Montana State University. Even though she is an award-winning short-story writer, and playwright and the author of Romance Rustlers and Thunderbird Thieves, her cats and her kids pretty much run her life.
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