Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan

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Stiff Penalty
by Annelise Ryan

Stiff Penalty is a quick-paced, fast read with plenty of suspects to keep you guessing.
~Back Porchervations

Ryan moves the story and subplots together artfully and pulls the pieces together at the end.
~Christa Reads and Writes

I love this book! I wanted to give it Six Kitties, but my scale only goes up to five. I need a new scale!
~Jane Reads

A great book with a great protagonist.
~Melina’s Book Blog​

I really liked the character and how they interacted with each other.
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

The characters are very realistic and well characterized, Mattie is really funny, ironic and also very brave.
The story is well written, with lots of humor and laughter, the plot is intriguing and well-developed.

This laugh out loud whodunit will make you want to read till the end. You will be hooked on this one right from the start. The cast of characters are so life like that you will forget you are reading a book.
~Shelley’s Book Case

The mystery was well written and keeps you guessing. I like the way everything ended up.
This is a good enjoyable read and any Cozy fan will enjoy it.
~Tea and A Book

COVERStiff Penalty (A Mattie Winston Mystery)
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Kensington (February 24, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1617734083



Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That’s why she’s on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she’s turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames’s teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can’t believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her. But one thing’s certain, she’d better start figuring things out fast, or a deadly perpetrator could be subtracting two more victims from the population of Sorenson, Wisconsin…


About This 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 E.R. Visit her at

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