Unlimited [Mystery Book] ½ Here Comes the Bribe - by Mary Daheim ↠

By Mary Daheim | Comments: ( 589 ) | Date: ( Jul 09, 2020 )

Judith McMonigle Flynn has her hands full with unexpected family ties and a dead body in the backyard in this delightfully zany mystery in Mary Daheim s popular Bed and Breakfast series.Rodney Schmuck and his wife, Millie, Hillside Manor s latest guests, seem normal, well, except for that last name Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn is touched to hear that the fortysomethinJudith McMonigle Flynn has her hands full with unexpected family ties and a dead body in the backyard in this delightfully zany mystery in Mary Daheim s popular Bed and Breakfast series.Rodney Schmuck and his wife, Millie, Hillside Manor s latest guests, seem normal, well, except for that last name Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn is touched to hear that the fortysomething couple is in town to visit family Rodney is especially eager to see his long lost mother who he insists is Judith Shocked to meet an alleged son she s sure she never had, she can t believe Rodney when he swears he has proof from a Norway General Hospital birth certificate listing Judith Anne Grover as his mother.The father s name is Unknown.Judith has never heard of Rodney, let alone given him life But she s got a bigger problem when one of the BB guests turns up dead in the backyard To Judith s surprise, Joe is willing to help investigate He can t ignore a potential homicide that hits so close to home.But Rodney is seeking compensation for Judith s so called abandonment of him Perhaps she ll sign over Hillside Manor Fat chance of that, Judith declares, and wonders what kind of scheme Rodney has on his devious mind For that matter, she also wonders why the rest of the guests in his party are acting so strangely With Joe hot on the killer s trail, Cousin Renie is persuaded to help Judith discover the truth about the Schmucks and their mysterious hangers on If they don t act fast, Hillside Manor could end up as Schmucks Gold Mine.


  • Title: Here Comes the Bribe
  • Author: Mary Daheim
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Mary Daheim

Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim has been fascinated by story telling since early childhood She first listened, then read, and finally began to write her own fiction when she was ten A journalism major at the University of Washington, she was the first female editor of The Daily where she attracted national attention with her editorial stance against bigotry After getting her B.A she worked in newspapers and public relations, but in her spare time she tried her hand at novels In 1983, Daheim s first historical romance was published, followed by a half dozen before she switched genres to her original fictional love, mysteries Just Desserts and Fowl Prey, the first books of thirty in the Bed and Breakfast series were released in 1991 A year later, the Emma Lord series made its debut with The Alpine Advocate Daheim has also written several short stories for mystery anthologies and magazines Married to professor emeritus and playwright David Daheim, the couple lives in Seattle and has three grown daughters She has been an Agatha Award nominee, winner of the 2000 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Achievement Award, and her mysteries regularly make the USA Today bestseller list and the New York Times top thirty.



Comments Here Comes the Bribe

  • Ann

    I enjoy this series with two middle aged cousins who run into crime and murder on a regular basis. Judith and her husband Joe run a bed and breakfast with her mother living in the tool shed out back. Renie, Judith's cousin is her sidekick investigator. This book (#30) has a wedding party staying at the B&B with some strange family members. When one is dead in the back yard the girls need to find the murderer and who is trying to scam the neighbors into selling their properties. Always a good [...]


  • Kathy Worrellツ

    It's not a bad story, but I trudged through it is number 30 in the series, maybe I need to find a new cozy mystery writer.


  • Susan Webb

    Judith and Renie are hilarious together. More like sisters than cousins and Judith cant help but get involved in trying to find out 'who done it' and Renie, albeit reluctantly, agrees to help.


  • Suzanne

    Momma dearest is getting boring.I know it must be hard to come up with different ideas. This book was just ok. Only read to see if she finally bumped off the old lady.


  • Mysteryfan

    This is a generally enjoyable series. The bickering was cut way back in this volume. The plot was a bit scrambled but i enjoyed it. A good quick read.


  • mary

    I always enjoy a visit with Renie, Judith, Joe and Judith's mother. It's like visiting with people you've known for a long time. Ms. Daheim always makes sure to explain in the beginning of the book what's gone on before with the characters so even if it's the first book you've read you won't be lost. The ending seemed a little abrupt to me but it in no way took away from the story. I don't want to say to much and give away any spoilers but let me just say, buy the book and enjoy it!


  • Chi Dubinski

    A light and cozy mystery in Daheim’s long running series. Rodney Schmuck and his wife Millie book rooms for a wedding at Judith Flynn’s bed and breakfast. When they arrive at the inn, Rodney surprises Judith by announcing she is his long lost mother. Judith is sure she would remember if she had given birth, but can’t dissuade Rodney he’s mistaken. When Millie drops dead in Judith’s back yard, it’s almost too bizarre to believe. Judith, her husband the retired cop, and her cousin inve [...]


  • Brenda

    Set in 2006, the 30th installment of the Bed & Breakfast series is like catching up with old friends.Judith's latest B&B guests are so strange that they make cousin Renie look normal.Claiming to be Judith's long lost son, Rodney Schmuck arrives with an entourage. None of their identities can be verified when Judith sets out ot figure out how Rodney's wife, Camilla aka Millie, ended up in her garden - dead.


  • Betty

    Slow goI think I have read everyone. Easy, no heavy lifting here. You don't have to read in order. These would be G rated in there was a rating for books. Friendly, loveable characters. A Summer's day readd no blood or violence.


  • Michele

    Waited for this book for a long time! It was worth the wait. I'm a huge fan of this series and this book was no let down!


  • Jan

    This is one of my favorite light mystery series. This particular entry was engaging & probably rates something closer to 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the audio book version & would recommend it.


  • JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)

    Judith McGonigle Flynn is having a full house at her B&B. She has an entire wedding party occupying the premises. When the group shows up, one man - Rodney Schmuck - insists to Judith that he's her long-lost son, even though Judith knows she only has one child - and Rodney's not it. He shows up and insists he has proof she's his mother, although Judith's never seen it, and the man won't stop calling her Mama. The rest of the group is an odd assortment as well, but before they can truly make [...]


  • D.R. Oestreicher

    Here Comes the Bribe by Mary Daheim is a cozy mystery set at a bed & breakfast in the pacific northwest. The story opens when a wedding party checks in for a small wedding to be held at Hillside Manor B&B the next day. Unfortunately, the bride's mother dies that night and the ceremony is delayed.The book starts slow as all the strange members of the wedding party are introduced. After the usual false starts, the mystery is solved with little surprise or satisfaction.If you are going to e [...]


  • Laura

    This was the first book I have read in this series, and it will be my last. The story was convoluted and uninteresting. I didn't care much for the characters. It took me far too long to read this book, and I wonder why I bothered.


  • Susan

    Judith Flynn is glad to have her bed and breakfast occupied, until the wedding party from Los Angeles arrives. First, the father of the bride, Rodney Schmuck, greets her as his long-lost mother. Then the mother of the bride is found dead in the garden. Here, again, the police seem desultory, wanting to wait until the death is declared a homicide before a full-scale investigation. But Judith and her cousin Renie do their own snooping, even after the suspects have decamped to the house that the Sc [...]


  • Janice Takashima

    After 30 episodes of the Bed and Breakfast mysteries set in Seattle, the zaniness has already worn thin for me. Even though I know that Judith Grover Flynn's mother is a crusty old lady with a well-hidden affection for her family, I still feel stressed listening to her criticisms when everyone is looking out for her comfort and welfare. Cousin Serena's insatiable appetite for food is no longer amusing to me either. I did enjoy riding along with Judith and Serena as they made several trips to a g [...]


  • Kathleen Gray

    Pleasant cozy from a reliable writer. It doesn't matter if you haven't read all the others in the series (I know I've only read a couple), you'll be able to catch on quickly to the quirks of these innkeepers and their sidekicks. I sometimes wonder how the body count is so much higher per capita in these sorts of places than it is in some cities but no matter- this was a quick enjoyable read. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC.


  • Cheryl

    This book wasn't as good as others in the series, it was rather confusing. It was a nice to continue the story of Judith Flynn, her husband and cousin. In this book a group of people book her bed and breakfast for a wedding and one of the guests insists Judith is his mother. One of the guests is found dead in the yard and Judith has to figure out who did, why they did it and what other secrets the guests are hiding.


  • Melissa W

    I listened to this book. I was disappointed in the circular way of story telling, it seemed to cycle back over the same things. Perhaps it was because I listened to it in a short time span. I grew tired of the interactions between the characters. I like the series, I like the characters. I also grew tired of the the characters complaining about Seattle, but maybe that is how a true native feels, I don't live there. I only visit.


  • Minerva King

    I didn't like this book and I thought I was generous with 3 stars because I didn't finish it. The characters were unlikeable and I especially didn't like the way everyone thought the main character was stupid and dismissed what she had to say. I didn't really get into the book because of this. I'll give it another try in the future because I figure if it is popular enough for a series, it may be good.


  • Amber

    It's very rare that I can't finish a book, but I'm giving up on this one after about 100 pages. It should be noted that I haven't read any of the prior books in the series, so it's quite possible that I missed some major character development along the way, but I just couldn't latch on to any of the characters in this book. The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one: the biting wit of the granny living in the tool shed.


  • Darlene Ferland

    Mary Daheim always writes a story that sweeps the reader into the story. When you open the book you are suddenly in Seattle at Judith Flynn's Bed & Breakfast with her cousin Renie, husband Joe and mother Gertrude Grover. This time there is a wedding party coming and they are different. . . The story takes twists and turns and it is great ride.


  • Vanessa Simmons

    Too much fillerMaybe it is because I have read all of the series but too much repetitiono much with Rennie eating. I guess the next book will take place in Maine with Judith tripping over a body in the maple tree grove and Rennie eating stacks of pancakes.


  • Patty

    I always enjoy this series. I laughed out loud while trying to figure out who done it. A guest shows up at Judith's bed and breakfast and tells her she is his mama. Full of crazy and quirky characters, fun read as always.


  • Barbra

    I would rate this as a possible 3.5 as this story was too convoluted. I have read the entire series, but I couldn't make tails or heads on this one. There was too much going on, and not enough detail. Maybe it is time to finish this series off, and start another.


  • Kristin

    Trudged through the book. Takes me 3-7 days to read a book im particularly interested in. As a mystery novel I expected it to be riveting, especially with the plot being revealed early into the book, but I never found myself enjoying it.


  • Lorretta Lovin'McCrory

    BribeJust a reminder of the book,Excellent mystery. Though Judith makes you think twice about staying at a B.B where your luggage may be!¡?¡!@\,@,1,,1@@,@,@,,@\1,1@,@,@,,1,1@,,1,11,1@,@,1,,,1@,,,,11,1,1,@\,,=,#,,,,,==#=#²,,,,2=,,,2,,,,,=2,,,,#2===,222#,²,,,,,#2,,²


  • Diane Cadei

    A fun silly read. Enjoyed visiting the B & B.


  • Linda Gaines

    She is always funny and I like the Seattle setting.


  • Heidi Dahlin

    I love the series but was very disappointed with the ending of this one


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