By Mary Daheim
Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off opposed to a cold-blooded killer in a seashore neighborhood during this delightfully fascinating Bed-and-Breakfast secret from united states at the present time and long island instances bestselling writer Mary Daheim.
With the vacations long past and Hillside Manor virtually empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a nasty case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle’s retirement domestic on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie feels like definitely the right pick-me-up. Surrounded through retirees within the low season sounds peaceable and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. however it isn’t lengthy earlier than a useless physique pops up of their region. now not unbelievable in a space choked with older folks—until they examine it wasn’t a foul ticker that did within the sufferer, yet a really sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion soaring over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly starts sleuthing—if in basic terms to end up they didn’t devote the crime.
But what she reveals is perplexing. The sufferer apparently didn’t have an enemy within the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and solutions, the cousins become aware of that retirement will be deadly—at least one of the eclectic, eccentric citizens of Obsession shorelines.
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