Annelise Ryan
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Annelise Ryan

Annelise Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular Mattie Winston mystery series and a pseudonym for Beth Amos, who also writes the Mack's Bar Mystery series under the pseudonym Allyson K. Abbott. Beth is a real life emergency room RN living in Wisconsin. She believes laughter is the best medicine, and with the Mattie Winston series she is hoping to "medicate" the masses.

For more Mattie Winston fun and to keep up with the latest news, visit www.mattiewinston.com

ABOUT WORKING STIFF: Stephanie Plum with a CSI twist--Annelise Ryan's new cozy mystery series introduces wisecracking nurse-turned-coroner Mattie Winston and the eccentric inhabitants of her small Wisconsin town.

"Ryan, the pseudonym of a Wisconsin emergency nurse, brings her professional expertise to her crisp debut." ~Publishers Weekly

"Mattie Winston's life in small-town Sorenson, Wis., is anything but dull after she takes the job as deputy coroner. Mattie is klutzy and endearing, and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments." ~ Romantic Times

"A recently-divorced OR nurse accepts the job as assistant to the coroner and her first case involves the murder of her ex-husband's lover, and when her ex becomes the chief suspect, she joins forces with a hunky police detective to find the killer in a debut that is both funny and intricately-plotted." ~ Clues Unlimited

"Annelise Ryan turns in a spiffy series debut with Working Stiff introducing nurse turned coroner's assis¬tant Mattie Winston. Her first crime scene is quite a challenge, however, as the prime suspect is her husband, Dr. Wonderful, and the victim is his mistress. Mattie is a wise-cracking guide to the ins-and-outs of autopsy and crime-solving while managing some pithy commentary on the current state of medical practice courtesy of the author's background as a nurse." ~ Mystery Lovers Bookshop Fall Coffee and Crime Newsletter

ABOUT SCARED STIFF:

"When shocked trick-or-treaters discover the body of model Shannon Tolliver one Halloween night, Mattie Winston investigates in Ryan's sharp second mystery to feature the Sorenson City, Wis., deputy coroner (after 2009's Working Stiff." Publishers Weekly

"Mattie Winston is a likable, humorous heroine with whom readers will readily identify." Romantic Times

"This has the makings of an appealing series on multiple fronts: the forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers, though the tone here is lighter, while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans who don't object to the cozier mood." Sue O'Brien, Booklist

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Best Sellers

    • Dead of Winter

    • Mattie Winston Mystery Series, Book 10
    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    A new home, a new marriage, a new family. It's a lot to sort out. But before medicolegal death investigator Mattie can smooth out the unexpected chaos of her new life, duty calls. At the local ER, a battered and bruised teenage girl has been brought in by a mysterious man....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure what happened

    • By C. Jackson on 03-31-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Needled to Death

    • Helping Hands Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Marnye Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    As a colleague of deputy coroner Mattie Winston, social worker Clothilde "Hildy" Schneider is no stranger to unsolved murders at Sorenson General Hospital. Except this time, it's up to her to crack the case....   

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dead Calm

    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    As deputy medical examiner and homicide detective, Mattie Winston and Steve Hurle are dispatched to a grisly crime scene at the Grizzly Motel. A man and woman are found dead next to each other in bed in what initially appears to be a grim but straightforward murder-suicide....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good, but predictably at times

    • By flutrbi on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Frozen Stiff

    • A Mattie Winston Mystery
    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows everyone in the charmingly small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin - except the latest body discovered in a desolate field....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better Mystery, Romance not as good

    • By Karen K on 02-06-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Scared Stiff

    • A Mattie Winston Mystery
    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Series, Nix the Stupid Sexual References

    • By Melanie on 05-10-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lucky Stiff

    • A Mattie Winston Mystery
    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mattie, Mattie, What are you doing?

    • By Karen K on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead in the Water

    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston is starting to feel like she's in way over her head....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an entertaining series!

    • By sonia on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stiff Penalty

    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best in the series....

    • By Gift Diva on 05-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stiff Competition

    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    Every fall, hunting season leads to some accidental injuries. Deputy coroner Mattie Winston just hopes the hunters don't bring any more business to her office....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Love Mattie

    • By Beatrice on 03-06-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Working Stiff

    • Mattie Winston Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 540
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 541

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just say No to this one and move on

    • By A. Moose on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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