Death by Discount

Death by Discount Thirty something Mara Gilgannon finds herself back in her dinky hometown of Aldoburg Iowa helping her Aunt Zee keep her struggling radio station alive while unraveling clues surrounding the murder o

  • Title: Death by Discount
  • Author: Mary Vermillion
  • ISBN: 9781555838638
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thirty something Mara Gilgannon finds herself back in her dinky hometown of Aldoburg, Iowa, helping her Aunt Zee keep her struggling radio station alive while unraveling clues surrounding the murder of Glad, Zee s longtime partner Mara begins to suspect that Glad s vocal opposition to a Wal Mart opening in the town, an issue that has sharply divided Aldoburg, may have morThirty something Mara Gilgannon finds herself back in her dinky hometown of Aldoburg, Iowa, helping her Aunt Zee keep her struggling radio station alive while unraveling clues surrounding the murder of Glad, Zee s longtime partner Mara begins to suspect that Glad s vocal opposition to a Wal Mart opening in the town, an issue that has sharply divided Aldoburg, may have to do with the murder than was originally supposed But nothing is ever simple especially when a beautiful police officer catches Mara s eye.Mary Vermillion is an associate professor of English at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa She is a member of Sisters in Crime, and her writing has appeared in Birthday Blessings and Testimonies.

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    About "Mary Vermillion"

    1. Mary Vermillion

      Novelist Mary Vermillion and her husband, Benjamin Thiel, just finished writing a dual memoir about his gender transition Mary is the author of three lesbian mystery novels all set in Iowa and all featuring the plucky and neurotic radio personality, Mara Gilgannon, and her winsome BGF, Vince Loyacano Mary s third novel, Seminal Murder, available May 10, features a murder in a sperm bank, and explores the differences between lesbians who want to parent and lesbians who don t Mary s first novel, Death by Discount, a finalist for two Lambda awards, portrays Walmart s impact on small town America Her second, Murder by Mascot, provides a darkly comic look at homophobia and sexual violence in the world of Division I basketball.Mary is a Professor of English at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Mary and Ben live in Iowa City with their three cats and four guinea pigs.When Mary is not reading, writing, teaching, or hanging out with her partner, cats, or friends, she likes to kayak, travel, lift weights, watch women s basketball, and putter in the yard pretending that she s gardening.

    505 thoughts on “Death by Discount”

    1. My rating: 4 out of 5I really enjoyed this book! Despite the age difference between myself and Mara, the main character, I felt that I could relate to her very well. Perhaps it's being from the midwest that we have in common, but I'd like to think it's more than that. Mara is a strong-willed person who is going through a tough time but she has the ability to be as hard-as-nails when she needs to be. I cared about her, all of the characters, really, and enjoyed the ride as she worked through the [...]


    2. Delightful!!! Reminds me a bit of Ellen Hart. Unfortunately, I book two is still in a box somewhere after the move. I'm actively looking for it (and forward to it).


    3. A murder mystery with a group of realistic midwestern characters, including a lesbian protagonist. Entertaining and scary, the story is woven through with facts about the details of Walmart's corporate domination, as well as issues around small town homophobia. However, the characters have depth that defies stereotyping and quirks that make them seem ordinary. A hint of romance works with the story, rather than detracting from it.



    4. I read the first half of the first chapter thr day the book arrived but I swallowed the rest whole within one day! A real page turner - I simply couldn't go to bed without knowing whodunnit. Besides that, it felt like being back in Iowa again, remembering the occasional Wal-Mart trips, its low prices and (often) low-quality goods. The debate in the gym really got me hooked and thinking about big shops and how it's both good and bad to have them in town. And how the bigger the chain is, the lousi [...]


    5. At the highest level, this murder mystery follows one of the standard whodunit formulas. A woman (Glad) is murdered in a small Iowa town (Aldoburg) and there are many suspects, largely because there is no strong evidence against any particular person. A young man is arrested, but the evidence against him is so weak that it is clearly a case of a hapless small town cop feeling the need to do something. Few in the town really believe that the young man did it, so it is a case where the lack of evi [...]


    6. A book about someone who is murdered in connection to opposing a Wal-Mart coming to town. That's what I thought this book was about. In a way, it is. It is also a an anti-corporate treatise (which I expected and kind of wanted) and sexual-orientation-discrimination issue book as well. One or the other of these issues would have been fine. For me, the problem with having both was that the book became more of an "issue" book than a mystery. I am willing to read both types of books, but I read each [...]



    7. This is the ebook version of my first mystery novel! I hope it provides you with a fun way to learn about Walmart's impact on smalltown America (and beyond).



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