When octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover discovers Naomi Pelter's dead body during a book club meeting, the other members seem shocked. But Myrtle can read between the lines. Naomi had riled everyone up by flirting with other people's husbands, arguing with neighbors, and generally making a nuisance of herself. Murdering troublemakers is the oldest trick in the book.
The book club members seem too sweet to be killers, but Myrtle knows better than to judge books by their covers. Myrtle's investigation into the murder will take a more novel approach than her police chief son's by-the-book methods. Can Myrtle and her widower sidekick uncover the killer...before he writes them off for good?
©2014 Elizabeth Spann Craig (P)2014 Elizabeth Spann Craig
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"Flirting with Disaster"
Myrtle and Miles are at it again when flirting Naomi Pelter's dead body is found at a Book Club meeting . . . when Red lets it slip that Naomi was poisoned, the amateur detectives go to work . . . the book club members seem innocent enough . . . and BORING enough, too . . . and Myrtle and Miles set their plans into motion to get the club on to some better reading choices . . . murder, bad books, plus Pasha, Myrtle's feral cat has disappeared . . . which has Myrtle an emotional mess (more than she wants anyone to know) . . . Miss Myrtle's capers kept me smiling . . . and once again she wins out over her son, Red, in his attempt to send her to the Greener Pastures Retirement Home . . .
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