The Desert Hedge Murders

The Desert Hedge Murders

by Patricia Stoltey
The Desert Hedge Murders

The Desert Hedge Murders

by Patricia Stoltey



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A body in a bathtub is the last thing Sylvia Thorn expects her mother's travel club to find when they check into their Laughlin, Nevada, hotel rooms.

The Florida Flippers, named for their long-standing support of the Miami Dolphins, scatter like dandelion fluff, intent on investigating a murder case to which they have no apparent connection. From the elderly wannabe cowgirl with wild red hair to the caustic-tongued volunteer park ranger in orthopedic hiking boots, the Florida Flippers keep Sylvia on her toes as she does a little sleuthing of her own.

But when the Laughlin detectives want to interview the Flippers, one of the elder travelers and her rental car are nowhere to be found. The tour group soon makes a grim discovery at the Lone Cactus Gold Mine near Oatman, Arizona, and Sylvia realizes there may be a connection between her mother's club and the body in the tub after all. To add to the confusion, and Sylvia's internal turmoil, the handsome and much younger FBI agent who tormented her in so many ways in Florida is now in Laughlin—showing intense interest in her group's activities.

Soon Sylvia's brother, reluctant clairvoyant Willie Grisseljon, senses trouble. Unable to contact his mother by phone, and prompted by his father who is equally alarmed, Willie abruptly abandons his bachelor weekend in Florida and impulsively, with Dad at his side, flies to the rescue. Willie soon wishes someone would rescue him instead.

The Desert Hedge Murders is a tangle of puzzling events that seem to have no connection . . . until Sylvia and the Florida Flippers stir up so much trouble that Laughlin detectives, the Mohave County sheriff, and the FBI are forced to work together to reveal the missing pieces.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015114249
Publisher: Patricia Stoltey
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Series: A Sylvia and Willie Mystery , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 278
File size: 368 KB

About the Author

I grew up on a farm in central Illinois and have also lived in Oklahoma (windy), Indiana (like Illinois), the south of France (such fun), and Florida (wet). I used to be an accounts payable manager and worked for a wonderful grocery chain in Indiana, another in Florida, and finally, an office supply corporation based in Florida.

Now retired, I live in Colorado with my husband, Sassy (Scottish Terrier) and Katie Cat (brown tabby). Keep up with my current activities via my website and blog at
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