A Taste to Die For: Culinary Crimesby Bob Schuck
In 1988 Sam Majors, contented resident of sunny California, wants more than anything to be a Hollywood writer. But these plans are cut short by his mother's death when his two older brothers persuade him to move back to his hometown of Friendly, Ohio, to manage her law practice. What awaits Sam Majors,
A NAUGHTY LITTLE STORY ABOUT WHAT NOT TO DO WITH GRANDMA ...
In 1988 Sam Majors, contented resident of sunny California, wants more than anything to be a Hollywood writer. But these plans are cut short by his mother's death when his two older brothers persuade him to move back to his hometown of Friendly, Ohio, to manage her law practice. What awaits Sam Majors, however, is his involvement in events far more bizarre than anything he might have cooked up for one of his scripts.
Most of the clients Sam "inherits" are wealthy eccentric elderly ladies who reside at the Buckeye Manor nursing home (affectionately referred to by locals as "the nut house."). Following several bizarre and unexpected client deaths (by poisoning), Sam suddenly realizes a veritable probate cash bonanza in attorney fees! Then, after Neville Longworth, the jealous county prosecuting attorney, charges Sam with the murders, Sam and the prosecutor's ex-girlfriend set out to find the real culprit. Who, among the many "Friendly" suspects, is perpetrating these geriatric culinary crimes?
Is it the undertaker, Maple Grove, or the county coroner and nursing home physician, Dr. Thanatopsies? Or, could it be the owner of the nursing home, Muffie Welsh (who's having an affair with the undertaker), or the Reverend Virgil Freelander (tenacious solicitor of bequests in order to build his new church)?
Could it be the nursing home's gardener, Ronnie Trask (sworn enemy of the grounds' killer bunnies)? Or, perhaps it's the nursing home aides, Willie and Audrey, who are also caught in the tangle of events.
Even local attorney Aaron Longworth (Prosecutor Neville's father) is a suspect-he would love to get his hands on Sam's lucrative probate practice.
It all adds up to a hilarious who-done-it that will keep you guessing right up to the final moment! Which of these crazy characters is behind the (more or less) untimely demise of Sam's clients? It's Castle meets Mayberry in this tongue-in-cheek send-up of aging and elder care in America.
- James A Rock & Co. Publishers
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