It's spring in Pawpaw County, Indiana. Everyone has a bad case of hanky-panky pants. Senior sleuths Ruby Jane (RJ) Waskom and Veenie Goens are on the run, chasing down cheating heart jezebels and shaking child support out of deadbeat baby daddies. Love takes a peculiar turn when a local dentist turns up dead, dressed like a scarecrow, on the porch of his father's mistress’s home in Hound Holler. When a gigged body floats up at the White River Boat and Gun Club, Sassy Smith, senior cougar, is arrested for the murder. RJ bemoans that no one in Pawpaw County can keep their pants on or their skirts down as her grown daughter begs for help chasing down her philandering husband. The romantic mysteries come to a surprise head as the senior sleuths outrun shotgun showers to close in on the answers at the Moon Glo Motor Lodge, the Original Home of Hillbilly Hanky Panky. Veenie and RJ have to buy an extra case of Bengay and a butt load of BBs just to keep up with the romantic misadventures in this humorous crime classic.
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verbal-humor, situational-humor, murder, investigation, cozy-mystery, seniors Another Laugh Your Sox Off cozy mystery from Pawpaw County, Indiana. It seems like almost every male in the area is a philandering fool, and we won't even get into a discussion about the women. But it seems that only the males are the ones getting dead which makes a lot of work and laughter for our favorite senior sleuthing team of Ruby Jane and Veenie. No spoilers needed, and the characters certainly are which you can tell from the publisher's blurb. If you need some howling good laughs in a mystery with a plot, this is the place! I requested and received a free ebook copy from Hot Pants Press via NetGalley. Thank you!
Our favorite senior sleuths, RJ and Veenie, are drafted back into action by the local town bank owner, Avonelle Apple. Seems Avonelle’s late husband might have been fooling around and left a few offspring that fell a little further away from the Apple tree, and Avonelle has gotten a letter requesting child support payments! Right around the same time, RJ’s daughter Joyce is in emoji hysteria ‘cos she thinks her hubby is having an affair. Then, of course, there’s good old Harry Shades who is hankying just about everyone’s panky. If that’s not enough, one of Avonelle’s twin sons (both dentists, like their dad – that’s the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth!) is found dressed up as a scarecrow and dead as a doornail. Veenie and RJ will unpuzzle these puzzles, and keep you laughing as they do it. These gal pals are the brightest sunshine in Pawpaw county, for sure.