Paddy Plays in Dead Mule Swamp

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When Anastasia Raven agrees to keep Paddy, an Irish Setter, for the summer, she doesn't yet understand the mischievous nature of a large puppy. As a volunteer, she meets Corliss Leonard, and his granddaughters Star and Sunny, whose mother disappeared seven years ago. The girls fall in love with Paddy, but can the dog solve their problems? (Anastasia Raven Mysteries #3, full-length novel) More
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About Joan H. Young

Joan Young has enjoyed the out-of-doors her entire life. Highlights of her outdoor adventures include Girl Scouting, which provided yearly training in camp skills, the opportunity to engage in a 10-day canoe trip, and numerous short backpacking excursions. She was selected to attend the 1965 Senior Scout Roundup in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an international event to which 10,000 girls were invited. She has ridden a bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 1986, and on August 3, 2010 became the first woman to complete the North Country National Scenic Trail on foot. Her mileage totaled 4395 miles.

She has recently begun writing more fiction, including short stories and cozy mysteries.

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About the Series: Anastasia Raven Mysteries
Anastasia Raven flees the suburbs after a painful divorce. She finds solace in working on an old fixer-upper farmhouse far to the north in Dead Mule Swamp. She is quickly drawn in to the local crime scene, but she has things to learn about how small towns work. Over the course of the series, Ana becomes known for her ability to help solve murders. Her friends are often involved in the sleuthing and shenanigans. Adele, proprietor of Vogel's Grocery, and Cora, the local historian are her closest confidants. Jimmie, a boy with a sad story, enters in book two, and takes an increasingly stronger role as the series progresses. Jerry, owner of the newspaper, Charlie the pharmacist, Police Chief Tracy Jarvi, and many other characters round out the small-town atmosphere. If you live in the rural Northwoods, you will find the settings wonderfully familiar.

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Reviews of Paddy Plays in Dead Mule Swamp by Joan H. Young

Colleen Miller reviewed on Aug. 3, 2012
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This was a great mystery, keeps you guessing right to the end with lots of surprises and redeeming qualities. Both the dog and the girls are believable and loveable and I'm looking forward to finding out what Ana gets involved in next.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Loretta Young reviewed on June 22, 2012

Another delightful mystery from Joan! Love the way the different characters are introduced and developed as well as the continued development of Ana. She is a person I can easily identify with which made the story even more difficult to put down once I started reading. Definitely recommend this book as well as the first two.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Rissa Watkins reviewed on June 14, 2012

This is one cozy mystery I wish didn't get solved, because I didn't want to leave Paddy and Ana. It's a great story that leaves you wanting more. The characters are fully developed and the storyline is complete. I hate stories that leave you hanging and Paddy Plays in Dead Mule Swamp ends in a good way. Ana isn't fussy as some main characters are in these types of stories. You can totally relate to her. If you like cozy mysteries you will love this one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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