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Bearly Departed

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Bearly Departed

by Meg Macy
"You'll fall in love with this delightful debut mystery." —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights
The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there's nothing warm and fuzzy about murder . . .
As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcée with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that's just kid's stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who's set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch—with or without Sasha's approval . . .
But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha's hit with more bad news—police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she's launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will's biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can't get too comfy—or she'll become the next plaything for a killer . . .
"A twisty mystery tale with a likable protagonist and a colorful supporting cast. Sure to be a very enjoyable series!"—Livia J. Washburn, bestselling author of Black and Blueberry Die
"Cute and cuddly on the outside, murder and mayhem on the inside—I love this book!!! Totally adorable."—Duffy Brown, bestselling author of Braking for Bodies
"You'll fall in love with this delightful debut mystery." —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights
The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there's nothing warm and fuzzy about murder . . .
As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcée with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that's just kid's stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who's set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch—with or without Sasha's approval . . .
But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha's hit with more bad news—police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she's launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will's biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can't get too comfy—or she'll become the next plaything for a killer . . .
"A twisty mystery tale with a likable protagonist and a colorful supporting cast. Sure to be a very enjoyable series!"—Livia J. Washburn, bestselling author of Black and Blueberry Die
"Cute and cuddly on the outside, murder and mayhem on the inside—I love this book!!! Totally adorable."—Duffy Brown, bestselling author of Braking for Bodies
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  • Meg Macy is an award-winning author and artist. She writes several genres, sometimes blended, using different pseudonyms. She is one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland, authors of the Eliza and Henry Higgins Mystery series (St. Martin/Minotaur), the first of which, Wouldn't It Be Deadly, was nominated for a 2014 Agatha Award. Her first book, Double Crossing (writing as Meg Mims), won the 2012 Spur Award for Best First Novel from the Western Writers of America and was named a Finalist in the Best Books of 2012 from USA Book News for Fiction: Western. Two of her contemporary romance novellas were Amazon Kindle bestsellers. Born and raised in Michigan, Meg lives with her husband, a "Make My Day" white Malti-poo, and a rescue Lhasa Apso. Her artistic work is in watercolor, acrylic, and pen/ink media. She loves classic movies, cartoon strips, clocks, and cookies. Visit the author online at megmacy.com, Facebook.com/MegMacyTeddyBearCozies/, twitter.com/megmims, and pinterest.com/meg_macy.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 17, 2017
    Sasha Silverman, the narrator of Macy’s entertaining first novel and series launch, runs her family’s teddy bear business, the Silver Bear Shop and Factory, in Silver Hollow, Mich., an idyllic small town filled with excellent eateries and eccentric shops—and inhabited by quirky, fully developed characters and good dogs and cats. Everything is cuddly bears and cookies until Will Taylor, the company’s salesman, breezes into town and announces to the assembled employees that Alex Silverman, Sasha’s semiretired father, has agreed to close the factory and outsource their work to China. Unable to contact her father and verify Taylor’s declaration, Sasha is left to placate her staff. But her Uncle Ross, the factory’s manager, is livid and threatens Taylor. When Sasha subsequently finds Taylor lying dead on the factory floor, his mouth stuffed with white fiber, the police naturally suspect Uncle Ross and Sasha turns sleuth. The resolution of this well-plotted fair play mystery is there for those keen enough to follow the carefully laid clues. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency.

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