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Why Me?Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish

Another lighthearted mystery with a different cast of characters is now available.

In Greek mythology, the chimera was a bad omen. In Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish, it’s a motive for murder.

Bryn Baczek, a Seattle consultant, is vacationing in Scotland, hiking alone in a downpour, surrounded by midges, when she sees a body at the bottom of a ravine. Before she can return to the scene with the mountain rescue team, the body disappears. She learns that he was a scientist and that his laptop containing his cutting-edge research has disappeared. Rumors that Bryn has the laptop make her a target.

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Fans of the classic cozy mystery genre are sure to adore the work of author Charlotte Stuart, whose quintessentially quirky cast and premise already set the story up as a winner from the start.   K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish by Charlotte Stuart has an unusual title and an equally unusual and interesting murder/mystery to go along with it.   Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite

This book is a page-turner, and I found it difficult to put it down once I started reading. The story is fast-paced, with a great deal of information imparted.   Deborah Lloyd for Readers’ Favorite

Loved it! 😍  Chimeras aren’t the only things lurking on the waterfront. Good-looking bad guys, scientists, and a mad cat star in this fun thriller. Dorothyanne Brown for Reedsy