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A clueless twentysomething party girl and a feisty senior form a most unlikely sleuthing duo in the first book of a quirky mystery series from Lisa Q. Mathews.When a man falls at your feet, you'd better hope he's not dead.Twentysomething party girl Summer Smythe is starting over in the unlikeliest of places; Hibiscus Pointe, a kitschy retirement community in upscale Milano, Florida. Her new gig? Working for Dr. A, Milano's much-loved cardiologist. But being in over her head is the least of Summer's worries when her new boss drops dead…right in front of her.Longtime resident Dorothy Westin prefers to mind her own business. But when the young blonde already causing ripples throughout Hibiscus Pointe becomes a person of interest in Dr. A's murder, Dorothy springs into action. Not only because the real killer is still on the loose, but because there's simply no way her clueless-but-kind new friend could have poisoned someone.Dorothy and Summer soon discover that despite his chosen specialty, Dr. A had quite a reputation for breaking hearts. And if the Ladies Smythe and Westin don't identify the guilty party fast, Summer will end up in handcuffs…and Dorothy in a body bag.Book One of The Ladies Smythe&Westin72,000 wordsSmythe&Westin are back on the case in PERMANENTLY BOOKED!
About the Author
Lisa Q. Mathews is the author of the Ladies Smythe & Westin series, including CARDIAC ARREST, PERMANENTLY BOOKED, and FASHIONABLY LATE. She worked in publishing for many years, where she edited everything from Nancy Drew books to romance novels to gritty adult mysteries and thrillers. She also penned many pseudonymous titles for kids and young adults, including The Lizzie McGuire Mysteries. She lives in New England and is currently hard at work on two new mystery series for adults.