Pint of No Return

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DETECTIVE COMEDY MYSTERY FUNNY

Contemporary

Dana Mentink

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"The first "Shake Shop Mystery" delivers all the delectable ingredients cozy mystery fans crave, including an engagingly resourceful protagonist, her too-cute-for-words canine companion Noodles, and a charming small-town setting worthy of the Hallmark Channel."-library journal starred review

Genre

Detective,Comedy,Mystery,Funny

Short Summary

After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones is ready for a fresh start. When she's left one of ex's businesses in Upper Sprocket, she opens her dream business: the Shimmy and Shake Shop. It's a sweet new beginning until she stumbles across a body.


Trinidad discovers that the murderer's motive was the acquisition of a priceless piece of pottery, auctioned off in an abandoned storage unit. The treasure was hidden in plain sight from everyone.

Setting

fictional town in eastern Oregon

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Trinidad Jones is a middle aged single woman of Cuban ancestry.

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Modest,Funny,Underdog,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Papa Luis

Age: 70s

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Faithful,Funny

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Development Pitch

After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones is finally ready for a fresh start. So when she's left one of ex's businesses in Upper Sprocket, Oregon, she decides to pack up her dog, cash in her settlement, and open her dream business: the Shimmy and Shake Shop, introducing the world to her monster milkshakes. And even with a couple sticky situations underway, namely that the other two ex-wives also call Sprocket home, Trinidad's life seems to be churning along smoothly, even with the surprise arrival of her Cuban grandfather, Papa Luis. When she discovers her neighbor, the Popcorn King, head down in his giant popcorn kettle, a mystery descends on the small town. When one of Trinidad's fellow ex-wives is accused of the murder and Upper Sprocket descends into mayhem, it's going to take a supersized scoop of courage to flush out the killer.

About The Author

Dana's Bio: Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national and Amazon bestseller, and a Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and mystery genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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