A Sticky Wicket: An Embarrassing Problem or Situation

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The retirement community of Oxbridge Estate is slam-bang in the middle of Dudberry, England, but life on its premises is just a tad askew. New resident, Corrie Flowers, has returned to England after many years living on a Dude ranch. She has linked up with the cultured, cricket-loving, hermit-like Scotsman, Jim McPhail.
Corrie soon suspects one of the residents may be a member of the old "Johnny Hibiscus" gang, a group of gentlemen crooks responsible for a daring crime nearly ...
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Overview

The retirement community of Oxbridge Estate is slam-bang in the middle of Dudberry, England, but life on its premises is just a tad askew. New resident, Corrie Flowers, has returned to England after many years living on a Dude ranch. She has linked up with the cultured, cricket-loving, hermit-like Scotsman, Jim McPhail.
Corrie soon suspects one of the residents may be a member of the old "Johnny Hibiscus" gang, a group of gentlemen crooks responsible for a daring crime nearly forty years earlier. After all, she reasons; even criminals have to retire.
Corrie and Jim investigate the mix of odd bods, misfits and quirky residents that constitute the denizens of Oxbridge. Their sleuthing mishaps include arthritic bouts of breaking and entering, senior moments with regard to crucial evidence, and investigations constantly interrupted by unscheduled sleep.
Readers will discover the answers, as they smile at the twists and turns of Corrie and Jim and the other lovable characters of Oxbridge Estate, and their attempts to resolve the long-forgotten past with the realities of the present.
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What People Are Saying

Denny Nutter
"I recommend this volume (A Sticky Wicket) for light hearted, delightful reading. Sheer pleasure."--(Denny Nutter)
Ellie Parnes
"Kemp captures the undeniable essence of British humor in this novel, which includes mystery and personal relationships in its clever comedy."--(Ellie Parnes, The Pepper Tree Literary magazine)
Joe Farley
"His writing is typical British humor; subtle, yet with clarity."--(Joe Farley)
Nancy Ruth Patterson
"In the language of cricket, around which this comic mystery is crafted, A Sticky Wicket scores a run."--(Author, Nancy Ruth Patterson)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780918736789
  • Publisher: Yellowback Mysteries
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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