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Stiff Competition
by Annelise Ryan

Stiff Competition
(A Mattie Winston Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Kensington (January 26, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1617734106


Every fall, hunting season in Sorenson, Wisconsin, leads to some accidental injuries. Deputy coroner Mattie Winston just hopes the hunters don’t bring any more business to her office. But somebody seems to have declared open season on land developers. One real estate developer who’s recently come to town has been found dead in the woods with an arrow through his neck. Now it’s up to Mattie to get to the bottom of the killing. That might be easier if she wasn’t also hunting for Detective Hurley’s teenage daughter, Emily, who has suddenly disappeared. With a homicidal William Tell out on the loose, Mattie is desperate to find Emily before the killer notches another arrow…

My thoughts:

I have to admit this is the first book in the series.Mattie is trying to be a wife, mom and deputy corner.  Her first day back on the job she has to deal with a murder. Her boyfriend Hurley’s daughter goes missing on her second day and she had to help Richmond solve this murder.  From what I gather Mattie has a few misadventures and issues but in a good way to grab the attention of the reader.  There are several suspects in the book that will keep you guessing.  I enjoyed this book and will now go back and start at the beginning and read through.

I thought the author did a great job with the characters and the settings.  I will be reading more.



About The Author

Annelise Ryan is the pseudonym for the author of three suspense novels and another mystery series. She has written more than 200 published articles, worked as a book reviewer for Barnes & Noble, and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She currently works as a registered nurse in an ER. She can be reached at

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