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To Hell in a Handbasket

[PDF] To Hell in a Handbasket | by ↠ Beth Groundwater - To Hell in a Handbasket, To Hell in a Handbasket It s snow accident when a young woman s icy demise sends Claire s vacation to hell in a handbasketSkiing with her family in Breckenridge Colorado gift basket designer Claire Hanover hears a terrifie

  • Title: To Hell in a Handbasket
  • Author: Beth Groundwater
  • ISBN: 9780738727028
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] To Hell in a Handbasket | by ↠ Beth Groundwater, To Hell in a Handbasket, Beth Groundwater, To Hell in a Handbasket It s snow accident when a young woman s icy demise sends Claire s vacation to hell in a handbasketSkiing with her family in Breckenridge Colorado gift basket designer Claire Hanover hears a terrified scream cut the frigid mountain air She is horror stricken to find Stephanie Contino the sister of her daughter s boyfriend dead on the slopes While everyone else assumesIt [PDF] To Hell in a Handbasket | by ↠ Beth Groundwater - To Hell in a Handbasket, To Hell in a Handbasket It s snow accident when a young woman s icy demise sends Claire s vacation to hell in a handbasketSkiing with her family in Breckenridge Colorado gift basket designer Claire Hanover hears a terrifie

  • [PDF] To Hell in a Handbasket | by ↠ Beth Groundwater
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To Hell in a Handbasket

About "Beth Groundwater"

  1. Beth Groundwater

    I write two mystery series, the Claire Hanover gift basket designer series and the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner The first book in my Claire Hanover series, A REAL BASKET CASE, was released in hardcover in 2007 and re released in trade paperback and ebook in November, 2011 It finaled for the 2007 Best First Novel Agatha Award The second book in the series, TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, was released in hardcover in 2009 and re released in trade paperback and ebook in 2012 The third book, A BASKET OF TROUBLE, will be released in November, 2013.The first book in my Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series, DEADLY CURRENTS, was released in trade paperback and ebook in 2011 and became an bestseller The second book, WICKED EDDIES, was released in 2012 and was a finalist for the Rocky Award, for the best mystery set in Western North America The third book, FATAL DESCENT, was released in June, 2013.I was an avid river rat in the 1980s, running whitewater rivers in the eastern US, and enjoyed reacquainting myself with that subculture while researching this series In June, 2011, I was the parade VIP for the First in Boating on the Arkansas River FIBArk whitewater festival in Salida, Colorado, which is featured in DEADLY CURRENTS I live in Colorado and enjoy its many outdoor activities, including skiing and whitewater rafting.My science fiction novella, THE EPSILON ERIDANI ALTERNATIVE, was released in ebook and paperback 2009 Also, I have published nine short stories, many multiple times in various formats, including audio I enjoy meeting with book clubs in person or via Skype or speakerphone to discuss my books Visit my website at bethgroundwater and my blog at bethgroundwater for information.

286 Comments

  1. FIRST RATE reading The story moved fast and draws the reader into the scene Claire, the protagonist and family are vacationing in a ski resort A friend is found injured on their first run on the slopes Claire starts to investigate the affair The answers began to bother her and decides to defend her daughter who has become a target Excellent information on first aid and how made a interesting basket


  2. Claire Hanover, her husband, and her daughter Judy are in Breckenridge skiing Judy has been away in France for college and this is an opportunity for the family to spend time together Except Judy s new boyfriend, Nick Contino, and his family are also staying in Breckenridge The book opens with Nick s sister, Stephanie, joining the Hanovers on the slope The skiing turns tragic when Stephanie dies from hitting a tree, but Claire notices a few things that causes her to believe somebody purposely ra [...]


  3. I ve just finished reading the second Claire Hanover mystery, and I d have to say Beth Groundwater s main character really is strong enough to keep my interest through a whole series A fascinatingly resourceful amateur detective, with the cleverness of Miss Marple, the sore knees of the middle aged, and the physical prowess of an empty nester who plans to keep skiing forever, Claire has the confidence to believe what she sees and to tell it like she sees it Just because no one else saw the ski t [...]


  4. It s snow accident when a young woman s icy demise sends Claire s vacation to hell in a handbasketSkiing with her family in Breckenridge, Colorado, gift basket designer Claire Hanover hears a terrified scream cut the frigid mountain air She is horror stricken to find Stephanie Contino, the sister of her daughter s boyfriend, dead on the slopes While everyone else assumes the death was an accident, Claire is suspicious of the extra ski tracks that cross dangerously into Stephanie s path But the p [...]


  5. TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET Is One Heck of A Good ReadI was a little hesitant to pick up this book, because I don t ski, and I thought it wouldn t keep my interest I should have know better because Beth Groundwater, an Agatha Award finalist, is an excellent mystery writer, and she proves it again in this novel The second in the Claire Hanover series finds her on the ski slopes with her family Whats starts as a nice domestic vacation turns dark when a family friend is killed while skiing in an appare [...]


  6. I m getting to be a mystery addict well, a cozy mystery addict anyway After reading a lot of Lillian Jackson Braun The Cat Who mysteries , I saw this book relating to gift baskets A gift basket mysetry Makes me think of The Cat Who and Debbie Macomber already Although, giftbaskets don t make a very prominent appearance in the book.This story follows Claire, who s on a family vacation at a ski hotel But, at the start of their vacation, her daughter Judy s boyfriend s sister Stephanie dies Or was [...]


  7. When I first picked up To Hell in a Handbasket, I thought it had all the requirements of a good cozy mystery a great title, a protagonist with a quirky occupation she makes gift baskets , and a synopsis that sounded like cozy mystery heaven Now that I ve finished the book, I believe that I would label it a thriller than a cozy Why From the first page to the last, amateur sleuth and gift basket designer extraordinaire Claire Hanover is chasing and being chased by bad guys really bad guys I envis [...]


  8. I received an autographed copy of this mystery for Christmas from my daughter and her husband who had met the author while on a skiing trip to Breckenridge, CO, the setting for the story Thanks,kids Being the obsessive reader that I am, I checked out Groundwater s debut mystery, A REAL BASKETCASE, and enjoyed that very much But in this second outing in the series, Groundwater s writing has really come along and she has written a tense, exciting mystery with lots of action and real to life charac [...]


  9. Claire Hanover was happy and excited about her ski vacation in Breckenridge There was so much to look forward to during the vacation days Claire was looking forward to romantic evenings with her husband Roger This was Claire s chance to reconnect with her daughter Judy who had been away at school Judy s boyfriend Nickolas Contino was also in Breckenridge with his family Nick s sister Stephanie had accompanied Claire, Roger and Judy and everyone was having a good time until as the title states ev [...]


  10. I have a bone to pick with Beth Groundwater I read the first book in the series and it was good and enjoyable and so I decided to read the next one Dirty trick, this one is outstanding and so good that I started it after dinner and finished it about midnight the same night thus making me very tired for work the next day.It is such fun when a series just jumps up to the next level and this series did just that Claire, her husband and her daughter are spending a week skiing as a family get togethe [...]


  11. Claire Hanover, her husband Roger and daughter Judy are in Breckinridge skiing Judy s boyfriend Nick Contino and his family are also there Judy and Stephanie Nick s sister are skiing together when she is bumped by another skier or person a snowboard and hits a tree and dies Everyone thinks it is an accident except Claire As she investigates on her own other deaths pile up Claire tries to protect Judy and is rebuffed by her daughter who keeps telling her she is an adult and to leave her alone to [...]


  12. To Hell In A Handbasket is a fast paced mystery that grabs your attention from the beginning and never lets go Ms Groundwater has done a fabulous job taking her readers to the slopes and streets of Breckenridge, Colorado to join amateur sleuth, Claire Hanover, in solving a murder At the same time, Claire must deal with an age old problem moms across the world struggle with daily letting their children grow up With an assortment of colorful characters and a list of suspects to choose from, To Hel [...]


  13. To Hell in a Handbasket by Beth Groundwater is an intriguing mystery that delves into the dynamics of two families.Claire Hanover, her husband and their grown daughter, Judy, are vacationing at a ski resort in Colorado when Stephanie Contino, the sister of Judy s boyfriend, is found dead Was it murder or just an unfortunate skiing accident As Claire endeavors to find the answer, she uncovers some terrifying secrets about the Contino family and soon realizes that her own daughter s life is in jeo [...]


  14. Great book again by Beth Groundwater While it did seem a bit corny in the way everything tied up so neatly, it was a well written book and it held my attention from beginning to end I liked the fact that she brought back some characters from the first book, other than the Hanovers, and as a Colorado native, I love all the little references to Colorado locale.


  15. To Hell in a Handbasket Review by Martha A Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, RepeatWhat will a wife do to protect her husband In A Real Basket Case Claire sets out to prove that she didn t sleep with her physical trainer and her husband didn t kill him when he found him straddling her in bed There was nothing she wouldn t do to prove her and his innocence.What will a mother do to protect her only daughter In To Hell in a Handbasket Claire again refuses to let anything nor anyone stand in her way to [...]


  16. In To Hell in a Handbasket, the second book in Beth Groundwater s Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer Mystery series, we find gift basket designer Claire Hanover on a ski trip with her husband Roger, and her college age daughter Judy Also vacationing at the same ski resort is Judy s boyfriend Nick, his sister Stephanie, and their parents Anthony and Angela Contino.After Stephanie is killed in what is thought to be a skiing accident, Claire comes to believe that it was no accident, but a case of [...]


  17. In this follow up to A Real Basket Case, part time gift basket designer Claire Hanover hopes a ski trip with her husband Roger, daughter Judy, and Judy s boyfriend s sister Stephanie will yield some quality family time However, when a mysterious skier barrels in and causes a tragic accident which kills Stephanie, Claire unearths some scary family secrets involving Stephanie s family, especially her brother Nick, with whom Judy is in a serious relationship As she gets closer to the truth, Claire [...]


  18. Our own author, Beth Groundwater has done it again I enjoyed her first in the Gift Basket Designer series A Real Basket Case but her second is even better than the last This book is a true black diamond hardest of ski trails not because it s a difficult read but because it is expertly crafted and enjoyable from start to finish Whether taking the moguls on the trail, zipping through the woods on a snowmobile or slogging for miles on snowshoes, this story will keep you interested from start to fin [...]


  19. Gift basket designer Claire Hanover is on a skiing vacation with her husband and daughter Judy when Stephanie, the sister of Judy s new boyfriend Nick, is killed in an inexplicable accident Claire is the first to suspect that foul play is involved, and fearing that Judy is in danger, she jumps into an investigation of the case Some may find Claire s actions, and the plot behind the death, improbable.


  20. Once again Beth Groundwater writes another fast paced and engaging cozy mystery in the Claire Hanover series There is murder, intrigue, and danger when Claire, her husband Roger and their daughter Judy are on a ski trip that turns deadly for a young woman on the slopes Skiing, gift baskets, and a mother daughter relationships come into play Of course there is always a dash of humor and romance thrown in I can t wait for the next one


  21. To Hell in a Handbasket is my favorite saying So, when I stumbled across a book with the same title I had to read it This was a fun fast entertaining murder mystery read You find yourself sitting on the edge of your reading chair as the moments of danger occur And, then at other times, you find yourself laughing out loud.


  22. I really enjoyed this mystery, the basket making thing was a bit of a stretch and didn t ring as true as feel forced to make this of a cozy title, but the rest was good I like the characters and the flavor of the skiing community.


  23. The library is trying to get this book for me, since they do notown Anxious to read it.Book came in from Toledo, interLibrary loan Going to start it this evening Hope I enjoy it as much as the first one Definitely a page turner, good read.


  24. From our own author Great book, Beth Your characters were so like like I thought you pulled them from my own family I m glad I don t ski I got cold just reading the book Looking forward to of your books.








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