Buttons and Foes

A Mandy Dyer Mystery

Mandy Dyer Mysteries (Volume 5)

Dolores Johnson

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Valued customer and old friend Thelma Chatwick is dead, and intrepid Denver dry cleaner Mandy Dyer is called upon to brush up her sleuthing skills and tidy up the investigation's loose ends. Why did Thelma insist on saving seemingly worthless garments-could her motives have something to do with the unusual buttons Thelma collected?

When Mandy decides to hire a private detective, the reluctant gumshoe turns out to be none other than a rough, handsome heartbreaker Mandy stood up in high school. He's still a good-looking guy, but he has since transformed himself into Mr. Clean. Romance is a distinct possibility; if, that is, the pair can outwit a murderer.

Mandy is also reunited in this adventure with her indispensable right-hand man, Mack Rivers; the all-too-dispensable Betty-the-bag-lady; and Nat, wonderboy reporter. Will they be able to help Mandy get the case all sewn up? Will the truth of Thelma's demise come out in the wash? Or will the witnesses button their lips and let Mandy get the starch knocked out of her? Sit back and relax-Mandy will get the whole mystery ironed out in no time. We guarantee that Buttons and Foes will pick up your spirits and deliver a rousing good time.

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  CHAPTER ONEThe woman wasn’t a typical dry-cleaning customer. She looked like Elvira–turned–Biker Babe. Or maybe Morticia Addams as a bag lady since she was dragging two huge trash bags as she came into Dyer’s Cleaners.“I’m looking for the owner—someone named Mandy Dyer,” she said.“I’m Mandy,” I said. “What can I do for you?”The Biker Babe could have been anywhere from her early twenties to late thirties. Her heavy makeup and almost-black lipstick made it hard to tell.

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Dolores Johnson

Dolores Johnson is a former newspaper journalist and freelance writer who interviewed many dry cleaners as a field reporter for American Dry Cleaner magazine. She is the author of five previous Mandy Dyer mysteries and lives in Aurora, Colorado, where she is at work on her next novel.

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Buttons and Foes
A Mandy Dyer Mystery
Dolores Johnson

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2002
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312283964
ISBN10: 0312283962
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$22.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429975926
ISBN10: 142997592X
224 pages
$7.99
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