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The expectant detectives : a mystery / Kat Ailes.

Ailes, Kat, (author.).


Can they solve the mother of all murders? For Alice and her partner Joe, moving to the sleepy village of Penton is a chance to embrace country life and prepare for the birth of their first child. He can take up woodwork; maybe she'll learn to make jam? But the rural idyll they'd hoped for doesn't quite pan out when a dead body is discovered at their local prenatal class, and they find themselves suspects in a murder investigation. With a cloud of suspicion hanging over the heads of the whole group, Alice and her new-found pregnant friends set out to solve the mystery and clear their names, with the help of her troublesome dog, Helen. However, there are more secrets and tensions in the heart of Penton than first meet the eye. Between the discovery of a shady commune up in the woods, the unearthing of a mysterious death years earlier, and the near-tragic poisoning of Helen, Alice is soon in way over her head. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250322708
  • ISBN: 1250322707
  • Physical Description: 371 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2024.
Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Poisoning > Fiction.
Urban-rural migration > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Villages > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Cotswold Hills (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.

Available copies

  • 12 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 1 current hold with 22 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Hermann FIC AIL (Text) 3008017223 New Fiction Checked out 06/24/2024
Scenic Regional-Pacific FIC AIL (Text) 3008017231 New Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Sullivan FIC AIL (Text) 300801724+ New Fiction Available -
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