Whack 'N' Roll: A Bunco Babes Mystery [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Bunco Babes are not your average retires ...

When not rolling the bones, they like to throw themselves into a juicy mystery.

But murder can be a dicey business ....

The sixty-ish set at Serenity Cove Estates in South Carolina ...
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Whack 'N' Roll: A Bunco Babes Mystery

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Overview

The Bunco Babes are not your average retires ...

When not rolling the bones, they like to throw themselves into a juicy mystery.

But murder can be a dicey business ....

The sixty-ish set at Serenity Cove Estates in South Carolina certainly knows how to keep active. When not playing Bunco or putting the greens, they are gossiping-and partying. So it's no surprise that when Kate McCall and her fellow Bunco Babes come across a dismembered arm during a golf game, rumors-and excitement-follow.

The Bunco Babes decide to roll out their own investigation. But some of the suspects are right in their very own manicured backyards. And there's no forfeiting the game if the wrong roll of the dice sends the killer their way...


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Retirees in quiet Serenity, S.C., find themselves investigation a vicious crime in Oust's charming debut. When retiree Kate McCall finds a human arm in the underbrush at the local golf course, handsome sheriff Sumter Wiggins quickly takes over the case, but Kate remains determined to help out. An aficionado of forensic television shows, Kate never hesitates to follow the sheriff's car or do her own sleuthing with the help of her quirky Bunco Babes, who wonder whether the desecrated body could belong to one of three local women who recently went missing. Feisty and intelligent, Kate is an admirable protagonist with genuinely clever detective skills. Far superior to the typical cozy, this uniquely capricious mystery will engage readers from the very first page to the surprising conclusion. (Aug.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101105320
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Series: Bunco Babes , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 151,857
  • File size: 334 KB

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  • Posted November 27, 2009

    Whack 'n' Roll rolls out a funny tale

    This was a fun book to read. If it were a movie it's what my hubby would refer to as a "chick flick". Just when you think you have the plot figured out it twists & turns away from you.
    This is a real "who done it" mystery with a little hint of romance thrown it.
    I can't wait for her next installment of the Bunco Babesw mystery to come out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    Kate and her group of Bunco Babes enjoy an active life in the re

    Kate and her group of Bunco Babes enjoy an active life in the retirement community of Serenity Cove, SC. Their weekly Bunco dice game, shopping, and golf keep these ladies enjoying life. They are also great fans of the CSI TV show, but when they find a human arm in a Wal-Mart bag on the golf green, the forensic fun comes a little too close to home. Kate tries to 'help' the Sheriff, but he's not 'listening' to her suggestions, so Kate enlists the Bunco Babes to do some investigating themselves.

    This is a cute cozy filled with feisty women. There is lots of fun with intelligent connections with many things that most of us are familiar with, like CSI. If you are of 'a certain age' , or are related to family and friends of 'that certain age', you will especially enjoy this cozy!

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

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    Retirement community sleuths!

    Serenity Cove Estates sounds like a great place to retire. Kate and her pals golf and play Bunco to pass the time but when they discover an arm without a torso in the course of a round of golf, detecting becomes their new hobby. The Bunco Babes are a spirited mix of women of a certain age who deliver lots of fun.

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  • Posted June 2, 2009

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    is a delightful amateur sleuth tale

    Serenity Cove Estates in South Carolina is a senior citizens housing development and home to the Bunco Babes, retirees who play Bunco twice a month. They are good friends and keep active. While playing golf, Kate McCall's ball rolls into a rough patch filled with bushes. When she goes to retrieve her errant shot, she finds a Wal-Mart bag with a severed arm inside.

    They call the sheriff who takes over the investigation, but Kate snoops around trying to help the law catch the perpetrator. Kate notices that her neighbor Rosalie Brubaker has not been seen in a while. Her husband Earl who grows orchids like a hippie says they had a fight and she left to see their children. Other body parts are found in the state park and at the recreation center. An anonymous phone caller to the sheriff insists that Earl is the killer and the murder weapon is in his house. Kate believes Earl is not the killer and has quite a few alternative suspects with motives to murder Rosalie, but finding proof could prove deadly.

    This is a delightful amateur sleuth starring a protagonist who advises the sheriff giving him clues while hoping he will share his findings with her. She and the Bunco Babes are a close knit group who has each other's back like the Musketeers so Kate has a powerful geriatric support group. The spunky Kate and her BFFs are filled with so much energy that people half their age will admire them. Gail Oust provides a complex whodunit starring a cast of eccentric sexagenarians.

    Harriet Klausner

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