Author Showcase ~ Board Stiff by Annelise Ryan

Board Stiff
Sorenson, Wisconsin’s deputy coroner Mattie Winston is back on the job. . .in a nursing home examining the body of Bernie Chase–the now former president of the Twilight Home’s board of directors–who is covered in a powder used to turn liquids to solids. The home’s residents are certain Bernie was offing the patients who cost him too much. . .and the patient that found him can’t remember a thing.

Between her ongoing tug of war with Detective Hurley, fulfilling her new job requirement of seeing a shrink, and wrangling with the Twilight Home’s board of directors, Mattie’s got her scrubbed hands full. She’ll need all of her outside-the-box forensic skills to crack a case that’s turning out to be stranger–and more dangerous–than anything she’s seen before!

Release: March 2014
Series: Mattie Winston #5
Publisher: Kensington Books

GIVEAWAY: Comment on this post by noon EST on March 25, and you will be entered for a chance to win a copy of BOARD STIFF. One winner will be chosen at random. Unless specified, U.S. entries only.

Meet the author
Annelise Ryan is the pseudonym for the author of three suspense novels. She has written more than 200 published articles, worked as a book reviewer for Barnes & Noble, and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She is an RN whose past work experience has included everything from birth (obstetrics) to death (hospice). She currently works in an ER and enjoys a number of side hobbies, including competitive Scrabble, stained glass, scuba diving, and gardening.

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37 responses to “Author Showcase ~ Board Stiff by Annelise Ryan

  1. I really enjoy this series. Excited to see there is a new one.

  2. Sounds good to me.!

  3. I like funny in a cozy!

  4. Sounds like an intriguing story and the cover definitely catches your attention.

  5. New to me series. Sounds like my kind of read.

  6. Lisa Garrett

    This series is new for me also. I’m intrigued.

  7. Another series that’s on my TBR pile that I hope to get to soon. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  8. This sounds like a series I would like. Thanks for the give-away.

  9. Sounds like a great cozy mystery.

  10. A new to me series —– It does sound like a cute story.

  11. I absolutely LOVE this series! I wish I’d written it myself. Keep ’em comin’, Annelise!

  12. i have some of the series in my TBR pile!!
    gotta start reading them soon!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  13. Nancy Bradford

    This is a fun series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. This is a great series! I’ve enjoyed every book. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

  15. I’ve been looking forward to reading this series. Thank you for the chance to win!

  16. I’m excited, I just got the first in this series to read, I can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Sounds interesting. I am looking forward to reading this. I like the cover and the tittle is catchy.

  18. Somehow I’ve missed this series—I think it’s time for me to catch up.

  19. This is a new series to me. I will download the first book in the series and give it a try.

  20. Alicia Farage

    Another new to me series….. Dru you are really increasing my TBR pile!

  21. Another series I haven’t read – sounds like a fun one.

  22. Cynthia E. Blain

    Sorry to say that I have not read any of the books in this series, mainly due to the fact that I had not heard about it, but that all changed with this blog by Dru today. I am sure that I read something by Beth but now can add this series to my list of books to order very soon. Would love to win Board Stiff obviously. Thank you for the information and the book offered.


  23. I’d love to win! This sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

  24. I’m intrigued by the cat on the cover. Unusual stripes.

  25. Maureen Hayes

    Thanks for letting me know about this series, it sounds interesting. I would love to be entered to win a copy, thanks for the chance.

  26. Pamela Richard

    Another new series for me to start!

  27. Barbara Tobey

    Definitely need to start reading this series. Thanks for telling us about it.

  28. Thank you for the chance to win – I have not seen this one yet

  29. Way behind on this series — just up to #3. Thanks for the update and chance to win.

  30. Love this series and always so happy to hear that there is another book to the series.

  31. Thanks for spotlighting this one and the chance to win. This is a fun series – Patricia Cornwell without the gloom. I am currently reading “Frozen Stiff.” Can’t wait to catch up and read this one.

  32. i love Mattie Watson,these book always make me laugh out loud. I am dying to read this book,

  33. Kaye Killgore

    This sounds like a series I would like.

  34. This sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Sounds like a good read.

  36. Hope to win and get in under the wire EST 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. contest is closed.