Lucy Baldridge and her husband, Elliott, live in an apartment unit of the Towering Oaks Retirement Home. Lucy's status as chairperson of the Sunshine Committee allows her to visit debilitated patients in the health center. Unexplained, unexpected events occur, including possible murder. Inspired by Agatha Christie's Miss Marples, Lucy feels compelled to solve the mysteries. Unfortunately, she discovers that staff, residents, and visitors all have ample motive and opportunity. The cast of unforgettable characters includes a female hypochondriac who attaches herself to Lucy's husband, a kleptomaniac who wanders the building with sticky fingers, a resident whose main entertainment is to aggravate his domino partner and a blue-blood aristocrat whose monster cat causes chaos. This cozy novel invites the reader to share Lucy's turmoil over a lost son, cope with an overbearing daughter, promote a romance and interact with remarkable friends as she struggles to solve a baffling mystery.Occupied with card and board games, apartment residents sat at five card tables and chatted amiably. ... A bouncy activity director, who looked more like a teenybopper than a mature woman, did her best within budget restraints to provide entertainment for the residents. ... Every able-bodied resident with a good digestive system took advantage of free popcorn and the chance to win a hodgepodge ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Once Upon A Hunch|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2006-08-29|