Mattie Winston
Books in series7
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(4.3 based on 2174 ratings)
  • 1
    Working Stiff: Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1 | Annelise Ryan

    Working Stiff: Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Mattie Winston catches her husband Dr. David Winston receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby, she quits her job and moves out. Mattie's best friend Izzy offers her a place to stay and suggests she'd be a natural as deputy coroner. Now, instead of taking patients' pulses, Mattie's weighing their hearts and livers. But Mattie's first homicide call turns out to be for none other than Nurse Karen, and even though she saw her ex in a heated argument with the newly deceased the night before, she refuses to believe David could be a killer.

    Just say No to this one and move on

    I probably read this book at the worst possible time like it at all. The last few amateur detective books had female sleuths who all become involved w..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2015 by A. Moose (Bristol, VA USA)
  • 2
    Scared Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery | Annelise Ryan

    Scared Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss/best friend, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the ghoulish Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Since the whole town knows Shannon recently had a very public spat with her estranged husband, Erik, he's suspect number one. But Mattie happens to know Erik truly loved his wife, and is simply incapable of the brutal act - even if he owns the exact same caliber handgun as the murder weapon.…

    Good Series, Nix the Stupid Sexual References

    The premise of the series is sound. Mattie is a character you want to root for and the predicaments in which she finds herself are quite funny. These..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2014 by Melanie ()
  • 3
    Frozen Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery | Annelise Ryan

    Frozen Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows everyone in the charmingly small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin - except the latest body discovered in a desolate field. If a woman this attractive had moved into town, the news would have surely hit the gossip mill in record time. So who was the murdered femme fatale? Whose knife was left planted in her chest? The mystery deepens when detective Steven Hurley takes one look at the body and turns as white as the newly fallen snow...and excuses himself from the case.

    Better Mystery, Romance not as good

    I have been enjoying this series because I enjoy the characters particularly Mattie and Hurley, and Mattie makes me chuckle. In the first two books, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 06 2015 by Karen (Glen Gardner, NJ, United States)
  • 4
    Lucky Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery | Annelise Ryan

    Lucky Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    It's Christmas Day in the sleepy town of Sorenson, Wisconsin, but instead of unwrapping presents, deputy coroner Mattie Winston is at the burnt remains of a house where a charred body has been found. The victim is none other than Jack Allen - a paraplegic who recently won a huge casino jackpot. Upon closer inspection, Mattie and detective Steve Hurley are convinced Jack was murdered to steal his winnings, giving the phrase blackjack a whole new meaning....

    Mattie, Mattie, What are you doing?

    A lot of reviewers were very annoyed by this book and the sheer number of stupid things Mattie manages to do in it. I agree it is frustrating behavio..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2015 by Karen (Glen Gardner, NJ, United States)
  • 5
    Board Stiff | Annelise Ryan

    Board Stiff

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Sorenson, Wisconsin's deputy coroner Mattie Winston is back on the job...in a nursing home examining the body of Bernie Chase - the now former president of the Twilight Home's board of directors - who is covered in a powder used to turn liquids to solids. The home's residents are certain Bernie was offing the patients who cost him too much...and the patient that found him can't remember a thing.

    Not a Great Mystery, But Enjoying Mattie's Life

    I have become attached to Mattie and the characters in this series, so my standards aren't super high with the mysteries. However, this was definitel..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2015 by Karen (Glen Gardner, NJ, United States)
  • 6
    Stiff Penalty | Annelise Ryan

    Stiff Penalty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Not the best in the series....

    I'm not sure I like the author's choice of flash back for this character. This installment didn't keep me as riveted as previous books.

    Reviewed on May 04 2015 by Lynn (Snellville, GA, United States)
  • 7
    Stiff Competition | Annelise Ryan

    Stiff Competition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
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    Performance
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    Every fall, hunting season in Sorenson, Wisconsin, leads to some accidental injuries. Deputy coroner Mattie Winston just hopes the hunters don't bring any more business to her office. But somebody seems to have declared open season on land developers. One real estate developer who's recently come to town has been found dead in the woods, with an arrow through his neck. Now it's up to Mattie to get to the bottom of the killing.

    I Love Mattie

    This is one of my favorite series. Mattie is funny, intelligent and realistic. I love her relationship with Hurley and the other supporting characte..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2016 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)