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Annelise Ryan
Annelise Ryan is the author of the popular Mattie Winston mystery series and a pseudonym for a freelance writer and the author of three previous novels. Ryan is a real life emergency room RN living in Wisconsin. She believes laughter is the best medicine, and with the Mattie Winston series she is... show more

Annelise Ryan is the author of the popular Mattie Winston mystery series and a pseudonym for a freelance writer and the author of three previous novels. Ryan is a real life emergency room RN living in Wisconsin. She believes laughter is the best medicine, and with the Mattie Winston series she is hoping to "medicate" the masses.For more Mattie Winston fun and to keep up with the latest news, visit www.mattiewinston.comABOUT WORKING STIFF: Stephanie Plum with a CSI twist--Annelise Ryan's new cozy mystery series introduces wisecracking nurse-turned-coroner Mattie Winston and the eccentric inhabitants of her small Wisconsin town."Ryan, the pseudonym of a Wisconsin emergency nurse, brings her professional expertise to her crisp debut." ~Publishers Weekly"Mattie Winston's life in small-town Sorenson, Wis., is anything but dull after she takes the job as deputy coroner. Mattie is klutzy and endearing, and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments." ~ Romantic Times"A recently-divorced OR nurse accepts the job as assistant to the coroner and her first case involves the murder of her ex-husband's lover, and when her ex becomes the chief suspect, she joins forces with a hunky police detective to find the killer in a debut that is both funny and intricately-plotted." ~ Clues Unlimited"Annelise Ryan turns in a spiffy series debut with Working Stiff introducing nurse turned coroner's assis¬tant Mattie Winston. Her first crime scene is quite a challenge, however, as the prime suspect is her husband, Dr. Wonderful, and the victim is his mistress. Mattie is a wise-cracking guide to the ins-and-outs of autopsy and crime-solving while managing some pithy commentary on the current state of medical practice courtesy of the author's background as a nurse." ~ Mystery Lovers Bookshop Fall Coffee and Crime NewsletterABOUT SCARED STIFF: "When shocked trick-or-treaters discover the body of model Shannon Tolliver one Halloween night, Mattie Winston investigates in Ryan's sharp second mystery to feature the Sorenson City, Wis., deputy coroner (after 2009's Working Stiff." Publishers Weekly"Mattie Winston is a likable, humorous heroine with whom readers will readily identify." Romantic Times"This has the makings of an appealing series on multiple fronts: the forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers, though the tone here is lighter, while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans who don't object to the cozier mood." Sue O'Brien, Booklist
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loribonesscaswell
loribonesscaswell rated it 12 months ago
Dollycas’s ThoughtsDeputy Coroner Mattie Winston catches a case on Christmas Day. Firemen called to a fire have found a body among the ashes. They are able to identify the man as Jack Allen, a paraplegic who was said to keep the fortune he recently won at the nearby casino in his home. Evidence show...
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it 2 years ago
Someone's trying to frame Hurley, from killing his ex-girlfriend to burning down David's house with Hurley's gas can to attempting to abduct Mattie. But who and why? Under suspicion, Hurley goes on the run and enlists Mattie's help in figuring out who's behind it all. Good, but not great. I didn't...
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it 2 years ago
Heh. Poor Mattie doesn't have an easy time of it, does she? During a blind date with the OCD William-not-Bill, Mattie is called out on a dead body call. Shannon Tolliver was found dead in her front yard, amongst the Halloween decorations. When Shannon's estranged husband Erik is arrested, Mattie k...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
With the exception of one book, this has always been a strong series; it started off a bit slapstick, as the MC, Mattie, had one Stephanie Plum-like disaster after another, but this was quickly tamped down and the humor became much more subtle. I started off impatient with Dead Calm because there ...
loribonesscaswell
loribonesscaswell rated it 2 years ago
Dollycas’s ThoughtsWinter in Wisconsin can be a pure delight if you like the cold and you don’t find a dead body on the side of the road with a knife plunged into her chest. That is exactly what Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston finds. Detective Steven Hurley catches the case but as soon as he gets ther...
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