WorldCat Identities

MacPherson, Rett

Overview
Works: 22 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 10,903 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A3257, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rett MacPherson
Died in the wool by Rett MacPherson( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torie O'Shea, president of the historical society in New Kassel, Missouri, has plans to turn a historic house up for sale into a textile museum. The house has a tragic family history involving three sibling suicides in the nineteen twenties. Mrs. O'Shea eventually has to learn the secrets behind their deaths to solve present-day crimes
The blood ballad by Rett MacPherson( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist Torie O'Shea is out birding on the cliffs of the Mississippi River when someone starts shooting at her and her partner. Disoriented and running for their lives, they stumble over an antique trunk and discover a badly beaten dead body stuffed inside. Soon after, musicologist Glen Morgan shows up at the Kendall House, Torie's new textile museum, claiming to be her cousin and to have proof that her grandfather secretly may have written a number of popular songs for the famous country music singers, the Morgan Family Players. Torie starts to uncover secrets about her family and the town that even she didn't know
In sheep's clothing : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting her favorite aunt in Minnesota, genealogist Torie O'Shea learns that her aunt has discovered the 150-year-old diary of a young Swedish woman whose life turned violent after falling in love with a man forbidden to her
A comedy of heirs : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist Torie O'Shea of Missouri turns her attention to her family and discovers that her grandfather was murdered. Torie begins a probe and family skeletons tumble out.--
Thicker than water : [a Tori O'Shea mystery] by Rett MacPherson( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning that her mentor and boss, Sylvia, has passed away at the age of 102, Missouri mother and genealogist Tori O'Shea discovers a cryptic postcard from the 1920s among Sylvia's possessions and begins to fear that the elderly woman's death may not have been natural. By the author of In Sheep's Clothing
Killing cousins by Rett MacPherson( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Torie O'Shea, a genealogist, begins researching the life of a local jazz singer, she discovers that the singer's infant son had been kidnapped in 1938, and when a baby's skeleton is found in a run-down building, Torie must delve into a crime that spans several generations
Dead man running by Rett MacPherson( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When genealogist Torie O'Shea is asked by a local journalist to research the family background of her Missouri hometown's two mayoral candidates--incumbent Bill Castlereagh and his challenger, Torie's stepfather Sheriff Colin Brooke--her investigation turns up a shocking secret from her town's past
Blood relations by Rett MacPherson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a drought leads to the discovery of a mysterious sunken riverboat, genealogist Torie O'Shea investigates the murder of a college professor who was documenting the story, a situation complicated by the discovery of her half-sister
A veiled antiquity : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antique collector in Missouri is killed in a fall and police rule an accident. When the town's genealogist, Torie O'Shea, looks at the victim's collection she instinctively knows the lady was murdered
Family skeletons : a novel by Rett MacPherson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist Victory O'Shea of New Kassel, Missouri, is hired by Norah Zumwalt, a local antique dealer, to draw a family tree. Since her client's father never returned from World War II, Victory checks military records and discovers the father is living in a nearby town. She informs Norah who is promptly murdered. A first novel
Sleeping the churchyard sleep by Rett MacPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolated in a small community in 1950s West Virginia, Olivia knows her life will always be predictable and limited - being struck down with polio has assured that. But that was before a stranger walked into town. Jeb McDowell is a man with a tragic past who is faced with an even more tragic present. When he is murdered, the entire town becomes complicit in concealing an old crime. Olivia will need every bit of courage she can summon to face down the killer in her community, and bring an old injustice to light before she, too, sleeps the churchyard sleep
A misty mourning : a Torie O'Shea mystery by Rett MacPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A comedy of heirs by Rett MacPherson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Genealogist Torie O'Shea of Missouri turns her attention to her family and discovers that her grandfather was murdered. Torie begins a probe and family skeletons tumble out
In sheep's clothing : Torie O'Shea mystery by Rett MacPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visiting her favorite aunt in Minnesota, genealogist Torie O'Shea learns that her aunt has discovered the 150-year-old diary of a young Swedish woman whose life turned violent after falling in love with a man forbidden to her
Blood relations by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rett MacPherson's charming cozy mysteries, genealogist Torie O'Shea always seems to be right in the middle of it all in the goings-on in New Kassel, Missouri. When a drought hits the tiny river town and the depth of the mighty Mississippi lowers, Torie is one of the first on the scene to see what the water has revealed: the decades-old wreckage of a riverboat. Soon, the rumors that surrounded its sinking have resurfaced as well and are swirling all over town, most notably about the existence of a cache of diamonds thought to be on board that was never recovered. Before long, a trove of treasure seekers flocks to town, and inevitably, tragedy strikes amid the feverish competition of the treasure hunt. Meanwhile, Torie is staggered by another discovery⁰́₄-the existence of a half sister she never knew she had. Shocked and surprised, she looks around for a distraction, and decides to dig into what really caused the wreck, as well as the location of the missing diamonds. All in all, the combination of personal intrigue and cold-blooded murder makes Blood Relations a sparkling addition to a terrific mystery series
The blood ballad by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genealogist and mother of three Torie O'Shea is out birding on the cliffs of the Mississippi River as part of New Kassell, Missouri's first ever bird-watching Olympics, when someone starts shooting at her and her partner. Disoriented and running for their lives, they stumble over an antique trunk and discover a badly beaten dead body stuffed inside. Soon after this disturbing event, musicologist Glen Morgan shows up at the Kendall House, Torie's new textile museum, claiming to be Torie's cousin and to have proof that Torie's grandfather secretly may have written a number of popular songs for the Morgan Family Players, who were famous country music singers. Being a genealogist and the head of the local historical society, Torie doesn't appreciate anyone shaking up a family tree that she has spent years putting together, but Glen's old recordings are more than she can resist. After a little digging in the library and some serious snooping into the shooting, Torie starts to uncover secrets about her family and the town that even she didn't know.Rett MacPherson's intricate plots and delightful small-town characters with long family histories hit all of the right notes in The Blood Ballad, the newest installment in her terrific Torie O'Shea series
Died in the wool by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Garden Club's First Annual Rose Show right around the corner and a historic house up for sale, Torie O'Shea, mother of three and president of the historical society in New Kassel, Missouri, has her hands full. Nosy by nature, Torie can't help but poke around the old Kendall house, rumored to contain rare Civil War artifacts and even rarer quilts that would make fantastic additions to the historic Gaheimer House that Torie runs. But why stop there when the house itself would make such a wonderful addition to New Kassel's historical homes? It could even become a textile museum. Sadly, the house's history is as tragic as it is rich: In the 1920s, three twenty-something siblings committed suicide, and the more Torie uncovers, the more involved she becomes. Her curiosity draws her into some dark places, but it's a present-day crime that sends her racing to unravel exactly what happened to those three siblings before anyone turns up dead. The brilliant patchwork of characters and tightly stitched plots in Rett MacPherson's Died in the Wool will delight fans of this terrific series and win over new ones
A veiled antiquity by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torie O'Shea investigates the tangled roots of an ancient family tree. Torie O'Shea-- genealogist and amateur sleuth-- is having a killer of a day. The town gossip spreads the word that her sweet wheelchair-bound mother is having an affair--with the sheriff! Then quiet Marie Dijon is found dead at the foot of her basement stairs. Did she fall' Was she pushed' All Torie knows is that Marie had a family tree with royal roots completely foreign to a folksy Middle America town like New Kassel, Missouri. As foreign as, say ... murder. But nosiness in New Kassel is as native as the upcoming Oktoberfest. To Torie, the open door to Marie's house is more tempting than chocolate. Finding a hidden key and old documents in French make further investigating irresistible. But while juggling her growing suspicions, a hectic job at the historical society, two kids, and a sexy husband, Torie overlooks the obvious. Curiosity killed the cat. Someone killed Marie Dijon. And now Torie might know too much to live
A misty mourning by Rett MacPherson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-hour car trip with your eighty-year-old grandmother is never much fun, especially if you're seven months pregnant. But when Torie O'Shea's longtime family friend Clarissa Hart Campbell insists that she and Grandma Gert come for a visit at her West Virginia boarding house, they just can't say no to the 101-year-old dynamo. Upon their arrival, Torie and Gert find Clarissa has called together her entire family for the reading of her new will. But everything's happening too fast, even for Clari: the next morning, she's found murdered in bed. The new will stands, and her lawyer follows through on the old woman's wishes to settle an eighty-year-old debt to Torie's great-grandmother: The Panther Run Boarding House now belongs to Torie. Mystified, Torie must put her genealogy skills to work to determine what secrets worth killing for may be hiding in the dilapidated boarding house and the Campbell family story-before it's too late. A comical blend of history and homicide, A Misty Mourning is another delightfully witty entry in Rett MacPherson's popular cozy series
 
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A comedy of heirs : a novel
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The blood balladIn sheep's clothing : a novelA comedy of heirs : a novelThicker than water : [a Tori O'Shea mystery]Killing cousinsDead man runningBlood relationsA veiled antiquity : a novel