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Stella Hardesty Crime Novels

Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, she’s so busy delivering home-style justice, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she’s barely got time to run her sewing shop. Since Stella works outside of the law, she’s free to do whatever it takes to be convincing—as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.

Sophie Littlefield’s standout crime series begins with A Bad Day for Sorry, winner of an Anthony Award for Best First Novel and an RT Book Award for Best First Mystery.

Books in this Series

A Bad Day for Mercy
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A Bad Day for Mercy

Stella Hardesty Crime Novels (Volume 4)
Sophie Littlefield
St. Martin's Press

A call from Stella Hardesty's little sister brings the news that Stella's step-nephew, Chip, has been threatened with serious bodily harm if he doesn't settle his unpaid gambling debts. Stella makes...

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A Bad Day for Scandal
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A Bad Day for Scandal

Stella Hardesty Crime Novels (Volume 3)
Sophie Littlefield
St. Martin's Press

When Prosper homegirl turned big-city businesswoman Priss Porter returns to town with a body in her trunk, she calls Stella Hardesty to dispose of it. Her uppity ways don't convince Stella to take...

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A Bad Day for Pretty
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A Bad Day for Pretty

Stella Hardesty Crime Novels (Volume 2)
Sophie Littlefield
St. Martin's Press

A New York Times Notable Book!

Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff "Goat" Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat's scheming ex-wife, Brandy,...

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A Bad Day for Sorry
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A Bad Day for Sorry

Stella Hardesty Crime Novels (Volume 1)
Sophie Littlefield
St. Martin's Press

Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel!

Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, she's so busy delivering...

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A Bad Day for Murder, The Stella Hardesty Series 1-4

A Bad Day for Murder, The Stella Hardesty Series 1-4

Stella Hardesty Crime Novels
Sophie Littlefield
St. Martin's Press

"Crime fiction hasn't seen a character as scrappy, mean, and incredibly appealing as Stella in a long time. (A-)"—Entertainment Weekly on A Bad Day for Sorry

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The official book trailer for A BAD DAY FOR SORRY by Sophie Littlefield.