Retirement Can Be Murder
Baby Boomer Mysteries Press (BBMP), Apr 2009, $14.95
Jim Andrews wants to retire; Carol Andrews wants Jim to work a bit longer as she dreads his invasion of their home. After thirty-six years of marriage Carol still loves him, but the thought of Jim with nothing to do but annoy her bothers Carol.
Carol arranges for Jim to meet with retirement coach Davis Rhodes in hopes of stalling the pending doom. However, Carol predicts accurately pending doom just not the subject. On the kitchen table lays a dead Davis. Jim discovered the corpse, but the lead cop Mark Anderson believes he is the killer though he knows the family. Carol and her BFFs posse Mary Alice, Nancy, and Claire investigate at the same time the Andrews’ adult daughter Jenny comes home from California after another failed relationship. Besides proving her spouse is innocent, she has two beloved but nudnik adults wanting to spend day time with her.
This is a fun chick lit investigative tale starring Carol Andrews super sleuth supported by an eccentric bunch of BBs (baby boomers), the cop and the daughter. Carol tells the tale in an amusing frantic way that adds to the enjoyment of a fine lighthearted whodunit that affirms that “every wife has a story” and Carol’s first is entertaining.