The Madeline Bean Mystery Series...in reverse order

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THE FLAMING LUAU OF DEATH

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Morrow, March 2005. What could go wrong at an idyllic island party to celebrate catering assistant extraordinaire Holly's upcoming wedding? Besides having a body wash up on the warm Hawaiian surf, that is? Mad Bean to the rescue!

PERFECT SAX

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PERFECT SAX, Morrow, 2004; A one-of-a-kind saxophone is auctioned off at the gala Black & White Ball and then quickly disappears... and Madeline is once again faced with puzzles--including who belongs to a curious pile of celebrity trash, how to choose between an old love and a new one, and who exactly one can trust in Hollywood.

MUMBO GUMBO

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* WINNER!
The LEFTY Award!
Funniest Mystery of 2003!

* FINALIST!
AGATHA Award/Best Mystery

MUMBO GUMBO, Avon paperback, 2004; Morrow hardcover, 2003; In the right place at the wrong time, Madeline gets her big break in the oddball world of game show production as fill-in writer for a hot culinary tv competition. It's the Iron Chef meets Mayhem when the show's staff start disappearing and only Mad can follow the clues in the recipes.

DIM SUM DEAD

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* WINNER!
The LEFTY Award!
Funniest Mystery of 2001!

* #1 BESTSELLER!
Los Angeles Times

* FINALIST!
ANTHONY Award/Best PBO


DIM SUM DEAD, Avon, 2001; Madeline is beset by mah jong, murder, and mu shu while battling L.A.'s ditsiest and deadliest. Winner of the LEFTY Award for Funniest Mystery of the Year. #1 L.A. Times Bestseller. ANTHONY Award nominee as Best Paperback Original Mystery of the Year. Also out in Large Print Edition, 2003, by Thorndike.

JERRILYN AT SIGNING
Picture by Jeff Kreider - The Book Orphanage

KILLER WEDDING

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KILLER WEDDING, Avon, 2000; Murder at the year's most lavish wedding--with a missing bridegroom, a temperamental ice sculpter, and the always calm Madeline Bean. #1 L.A. Times Bestseller. AGATHA Award nominee for Best Mystery of the Year. Also out in Large Print Edition, 2003, by Thorndike.

 

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IMMACULATE RECEPTION

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IMMACULATE RECEPTION, Avon, 1999; With the Pope coming to Los Angeles, who else but Maddie to plan the city's breakfast reception for the Pontiff? Too bad all those priests keep dying. #2 L.A. Times Bestseller. AGATHA Award Nominee. LEFTY Award Nominee. Also out in Japan, 2003, by Hayakawa. And in Large Print Edition, 2002, by Thorndike.

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, Avon, 1998; At a fabulous Halloween party in the hills of Los Feliz, a historic curse may be kicking into gear. As Madeline investigates, she runs into a fake soothsayer and a pair of pit bulls named Nancy and Hillary. WINNER of the MACAVITY AWARD for Best First Mystery. AGATHA Award Nominee. ANTHONY Award Nominee. Also out in Japan, 2001, by Hayakawa. And in Large Print Edition, 2002, by Thorndike.

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DSD: 1st chap/review

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KW: review

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SFTD: 1st chapter

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