In the Beautiful Bird Over-55 RV Park, known to the trailer park residents as the B-Bird, the seniors of this Florida closed community are very aware of one another’s going ons and quickly take notice of anything unusual. The conclusions they make may often be a little questionable, but their innate nosiness has very recently even enabled them to solve a murder.
& Maggie Pill
At “Florida’s 55-Plus Beautiful Bird Recreational Vehicle Park,” snowbirds and seniors from all around have retired in the sunny climate where Christmas doesn’t include shoveling snow or the lack of accessible hospitals.
& Maggie Pill
Few know that retired Assistant DA Barbara Ann Evans has been staging “Correction Events” in the town of Allport, Michigan. Unable to bear the sight of grammatical errors public and private building signs, Barbara dresses up like a cat burglar to “tag” storefronts with corrected spellings.
Retta is a heroic police officer’s widow, and she provides her sisters' Smart Detective Agency with valuable social contacts while managing their late parents’ Michigan farm. But her bossiness is keeping her from being a full-fledged member of the detective agency run by Barbara Ann and Faye.
The three sleuths of the title are sisters Barbara Ann Evans, the "serious" one, Faye Burner, the hard-working, "responsible" one, and Margaretta "Retta" Stilton, the youngest "pretty" one. The two dogs are Retta's adorably oversized Newfoundland Styx and the motley mutt Faye rescues from the side of the road. The one murder is that of Stacy Kern, the wealthy wife of Winston Darrow and the sisters' newest client.
& Lorie Lewis Ham
In honor of Earth Day all of our book reviews & giveaways in this issue are ebooks! In this post you will find 5 fun ones-Unholy Matrimony: a Lucille Mystery By Peg Cochran, Sketcher in the Rye: A Portrait of Crime Mystery By Sharon Pape, The Sleuth Sisters By Maggie Pill, Twisted By Laura K. Curtis and Grand Delusion by Matt Witten. Details at the end of this post on how to win ebook copies of all 5.