Monday, February 21, 2011
Dearly Departed, by Tristi Pinkston
I've been looking forward to reading this for a while. I got lucky and won the book through a contest on goodreads.com. How's that for awesome!
Ida Mae and the gang are at it again! In this sequel to Secret Sisters, Ida Mae comes to the aid of Eden, an obituary editor who has been asked to check into the death of an elderly woman at the Shady Pines rest home. The woman's daughter is convinced her death was suspicious but the police find no cause to be alarmed. Eden can only do so much interviewing the staff and director of Shady Pines. She needs someone on the inside...and Ida Mae is perfect for the job.
Ida Mae, with a convenient broken ankle and injured wrist, rides in to help save the day - in a wheelchair. Sidekicks Tansy and Arlette, Eden's grandmother, are right there assisting with the snooping and the eavesdropping. Shady Pines residents George and Hattie are drawn into the group. These geriatric sleuths may be partially disabled, but you can't dispute the alertness of their senses as they track down clues at 5 mph.
These ladies are an absolute crackup! There are more tart zingers than you can shake a crochet hook at. Tristi Pinkston has hit on a wonderful group of blue-haired investigators that anyone with a grandmother can love. I look forward to another installment in the Secret Sister series!