Marti and Nick have inherited The Bully Pulpit Diner in Logland, Illinois, and they've learned some customers are toxic. When Marti heads to the laundromat to retrieve clean linens, she finds the body of town grouch Louella Belle Simpson cycling through the dryer. Louella Belle has racked up a lot of ill will by constantly voicing her opinions on Logland inhabitants' weight and food consumption. Chief Elizabeth Friedman has few clues and little help from the alarmed Logland residents. When a second body turns up in the senior citizen apartment parking lot, it seems the killer wants to silence anyone who's a threat. And then someone goes after Skelly, the medical examiner who likes to needle the chief. As Elizabeth and the small Logland police force wade through suspects and clues, they learn some poignant facts that serve as a reminder of why we need to reach out to people who aren't easy to help. Join the eclectic mix of Logland characters as they try to solve a murder and celebrate Christmas. A good mystery for any time of year.
About the Author
Elaine L. Orr writes three mystery series: the Jolie Gentil series at the Jersey shore, the River’s Edge series along Iowa’s Des Moines River, and the Logland series in small-town Illinois. Two books have been finalists for the Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards. She also writes plays and novellas, including Falling Into Place and In the Shadow of Light. Elaine is a member of Sisters in Crime.