A Wrinkle in Crime

A Wrinkle in Crime

by T. Dawn Richard, snapfactory

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BN ID: 2940013552395
Publisher: T. Dawn Richard
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Series: May List Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

T. Dawn Richard lives north of Spokane, Washington, with her husband, a hairless dog, a hairy cat, and a brilliant horse. Years spent in the military, first on active duty as an Army medic and Russian linguist, followed by her marriage to an Air Force pilot, has taken her around the globe. Retirement has now offered Dawn the opportunity to return home to the Northwest, where she is a full-time writer and occasional teacher of creative writing. She participates in the police/civilian ride-along programs, but to this date she has made no citizen’s arrests.

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A Wrinkle in Crime 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After May Bell's success in two previous murder investigations, she signs up for a civilian ride-along program to gain more experience. In her zeal to prove her abilities, she steals and destroys the police cruiser and makes a citizen's arrest of two men fleeing after she thought she saw them holding up the convenience store. In the process she also blew out the tires of their vehicle with a shot gun. Unfortunately Office Murphy explains she arrested two innocent men. Plus the sister of her friends, the Peach sisters, has died. She's certain there's more to it than the police believe. So she sets out to discover the truth. In the process of investigating, she ends up in jail, has to talk to many unsavory characters, and has people after her. Can she find the killer without putting herself in any more danger? I really enjoy May Bell's antics. She's a senior citizen with a lot of spunk and determination. She has her share of blunders, but she keeps at it. In this book I missed the residents of the senior facility she previously lived in, but May Bell found plenty of new ways to entertain the reader without them. I recommend this book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When sixty-seven years old May Bell List reads in the Spokane about the death of Gerty Peach from a heart attack, she has problems accepting that the bouncy woman who ran in a race two weeks ago died from natural causes. She decides she must do something about what the police choose to ignore.---------------------- - May visits the deceased¿s two sisters, Inez and Bertha, in the suburb of Harvest as she knows them. They seem gleeful over the death of their haughty odious sibling, who planned to shut down their business the Poochie Hooch dog grooming facility. As she continues to dig and drive the small town police over the edge with her arresting innocent people, shooting tires, and hobnobbing with hookers, May finds herself in trouble with a killer who wants the geriatric silent and there is nobody to help her because the cops believe this menace to society is the offspring of Typhoid Mary and Peter of the wolf fame.---------------------- The antics that May Bell does makes her a menace to society and herself deserving lock up as she crosses a safety line that endangers others with her shoot from the hip actions. Readers will admire this courageous sexagenarian who feels it is her civil duty to investigate a homicide while everyone else prefers the official position, but would also prefer she did it in someone else¿s state. May¿s need to do what she perceives is the right thing is commendable, but her missteps turn this into a lighthearted whodunit that clearly says leave sleuthing to the professionals.------------- Harriet Klausner