Lee Hollis begins a delightful new series in which Poppy Harmon and her friends find that life after retirement can be much busier—and deadlier—than any of them ever anticipated . . .
When Poppy goes from complacent retiree to penniless widow in a matter of weeks, the idea of spending her golden years as the biggest charity case in Palm Springs renders her speechless. With no real skills and nothing left to lose, Poppy uses her obsession with true crime shows to start a career as a private eye . . .
But after opening the Desert Flowers Detective Agency with help from her two best friends, Violet and Iris, Poppy realizes that age brings wisdom, not business—until she convinces her daughter's handsome boyfriend, Matt, to pose as the face of the agency. It’s not long before Matt’s irresistible act snags a client desperate to retrieve priceless jewelry burglarized from an aging actress at the Palm Leaf Retirement Village. Or before Poppy stumbles upon the bloodied body of the victim’s arch rival . . .
In a flash, Poppy’s innocent detective gig is upstaged by a dangerous murder investigation riddled with slimy suspects and unspeakable scandal. As she and her team uncover the truth, Poppy must confront the secrets about her late husband’s past and swiftly catch a killer lurking around the retirement community—even if it means turning her world upside down all over again.
Praise For Lee Hollis And The Hayley Powell Mystery Series
Death Of A Pumpkin Carver
“The mystery is well-written and the story will keep any reader’s attention. After meeting these hysterical characters there is no doubt that you’ll go back.”
Death Of A Bacon Heiress
“A fun mystery that will have readers enraptured.”
—Kings River Life magazine
Death Of A Christmas Caterer
“A fun Christmas cozy.”
Death Of A Coupon Clipper
“Hayley is a likable heroine that readers will cheer for.”
—Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Death Of A Country Fried Redneck
"A snappy pace, fun characters and a clever plot. A tasty entrée for the culinary cozy crowd.”
Death Of A Kitchen Diva
"Lee Hollis's debut mystery featuring food columnist Hayley Powell is delicious and satisfying. Another course, please!"
—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author