Odelia Poole, Hampton Cove’s premier reporter and amateur sleuth, has been tapped to play the lead in this summer’s production of Bard in the Park. But when her understudy is found murdered, she is forced to take off her acting cap and put her detective’s cap back on. Meanwhile, Odelia’s cats face some trouble of their own when Brutus is caught in flagrante delicto with one of cat choir’s more frivolous redheads. Harriet is not happy, and suddenly the ‘Fab Four’ are no more. And when Gran uncovers a plot to target her family, life in the small town suddenly turns very dicey indeed.
Death by Association
In Death by Association, DIY Diva Laurel McMillan learns that the high walls and guarded gates of Hawkeye Haven can’t protect her community. When Laurel takes her pampered chocolate Labrador retriever, Bear, for an early morning walk, she finds her friend, security guard Bessie, bleeding and unconscious at her guardhouse post. If the attack on Bessie isn’t enough to set the residents’ nerves on edge, the murder of Victor Eberhart, the unpopular president of the powerful homeowners’ association, certainly does the trick. Despite teaching DIY classes and writing project instructions for her latest book, DIY for Dog Lovers, Laurel manages to squeeze in time for some DIY detective work. But as she gets closer to the truth, Victor’s killer would like nothing better than for the DIY Diva to take a dive.