Bess Bullock knows about clues. After all, her career as a policewoman has made her more than qualified to help her fellow residents at the Honey Hills Retirement Center solve their various personal mysteries. But when one morning, a tray of delicious, buttery croissants heralds the arrival of a fantastic new chef at Honey Hills, Bess is immediately curious as to why such a talented cook would lavish his amazing skills at a senior citizen home rather than a fancy four-star restaurant. She decides to investigate and stumbles upon a decades-old mystery of family pride, stolen jewels, and sacrifice.
Of course, life for Bess is not just detecting mysteries. There’s also the problem of flirtatious Lillian Peck, who’s out to snag Bess’s waltzing partner/boyfriend, Chet. But Bess is an expert at more than just solving mysteries; she’s an expert problem solver too. And you can rest assured that she’ll solve the problem of Lillian Peck and reclaim her man.
Allen B. Boyer is the author of two Young Adult novels and one nonfiction book about the West Point Academy and its famous graduates. His books have been sold around the country. This is his second cozy mystery novel. The first––Gumshoe Granny Investigates–– introduced Bess Bullock, the protagonist of the Retirement Home Mystery series.
Mr. Boyer lives near Hershey, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Suzanne, and their three children. He likes to take his children and their dog to visit residents at a nearby retirement home.