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Cutting Loose in Paradise
Title : Cutting Loose in Paradise
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ISBN : 9781561647842
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200

Cutting Loose in Paradise is a mystery novel set in a remote island full of quirky people off the northeast coast of Florida. The story involves the death of a middle-aged woman who supposedly committed suicide by shooting herself in the chest. But local hair stylist and single mom LaRue Panther has her doubts. When part-Seminole LaRue is cutting the dead womans hair in thCutting Loose in Paradise is a mystery novel set in a remote island full of quirky people off the northeast coast of Florida. The story involves the death of a middle-aged woman who supposedly committed suicide by shooting herself in the chest. But local hair stylist and single mom LaRue Panther has her doubts. When part-Seminole LaRue is cutting the dead womans hair in the casket, she realizes the womans neck has been slashed and that there is no wound in the chest. LaRue and her local friends, a bartender and a journalist, are on the case to find out what really happened.


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Cutting Loose in Paradise Reviews

  • Claire Matturro

    Cutting Loose in Paradise(Pineapple Press 2015) by Mary Jane Ryals is a charming, quirky Florida environmental mystery full of local color, intriguing and unique characters, poetry-quality language, lushly evoked landscapes, a twisty-turny plot, and just the right touch of wry humor. Though the novelist Ryals is the author of several books of poetry and of general fiction, this is her first mystery, and she dives into the genre with bold grace and style.What makes Cutting Loose a standout in an [...]

  • Bonnie Hoover Braendlin

    I like mysteries that are more than plot puzzles; they must have intriguing characters and a believable setting. So I was delighted to discover this multi-layered depiction of life on the Florida Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill and more specifically of the tribulations of a single mother trying to support her children while coping with danger. With in-depth characterizations, especially the depiction of protagonist LaRue Panther and her Seminole Indian grandmother, with poetic language, and wi [...]

  • Julie Bettinger

    I read this book slowly because I enjoyed how the author weaved in a very significant event on the Gulf Coast (BP oil spill) with small town attitudes. Her eye for detail is a gift! And she used it well in character development. I'll admit that I lost sleep over it (staying up late reading) and those characters are still creeping into my thoughts weeks after I finished. A sign of a very good read

  • Nancy

    A fun read about a familiar setting, written by an old friend. Can't beat it!