The Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility is a home for senior citizens--not newborn babies. So, when one of the kitchen workers asks ninety-year-old resident Essie Cobb to secretly care for his missing co-worker’s infant, she is flabbergasted, but determined. Along with her intrepid friends–Marjorie, Opal, and Fay–amateur sleuth Essie sets out to hide and protect the baby–and find his missing mother. Unfortunately, she isn’t expecting to have to deal with exterminators, suspicious neighbors, virus outbreaks, and the snowstorm of the century. Luckily, Essie is one smart cookie and if anyone can manage to reunite a mother and child right before Christmas–it’s Essie.
Patricia Rockwell is the author of two cozy mystery series. The Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth series and the Pamela Barnes acoustic series. Ms. Rockwell is a former college professor, retiring from the University of Louisiana as an Assistant Professor of Communication in 2007. She and her husband Milt live in a Chicago suburb and have two grandchildren.