Summer's steamy haze coats North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, but feisty Agnes Marie Hopper discovers the heat isn't the only thing causing her blood to boil. After a kitchen fire destroys her home, Agnes moves in with her daughter, Betty Jo. Three months later they come to an understanding: neither can tolerate living with the other. So on a sultry August morning, Betty Jo drives Agnes and her few belongings to Sweetbriar Manor, a local retirement home and former house of ill repute. With no intention of staying, Agnes devises a scheme to sneak out of the Manor and find another place to live. Before she can make her exit, she runs into her best friend from high school, along with some other quirky characters. With a nose for trouble, Agnes learns some of the residents are being robbed, over-medicated, and denied basic cable and Internet access. Armed with nothing more than 71 years of common sense and a knack for pushing people's buttons, Agnes sets out to expose the unscrupulous administrator, protect her new friends, and restore Sweetbriar Manor's reputation as a rewarding and enriching lifestyle. But the real moment of truth comes when Agnes is forced to choose between her feisty self-reliance and the self-sacrifice that comes from caring for others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beverly Ann Astley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047686/bk_acx0_047686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder isn't a walk in the park....War widow fashionista, Ginger Gold, makes a gruesome discovery while walking her Boston terrier, Boss, through Kensington Gardens. A woman of ill-repute is dead.When Chief Inspector Basil Reed becomes a suspect, the blustery and often times pigheaded Superintendent Morris pulls him off the case. Ginger’s not about to be pushed around by the superintendent despite his warnings: if she doesn’t butt out, she’ll be arrested for impeding a police investigation. She soon finds herself undercover in the spicy world of burlesque dancing - much to Basil’s chagrin.Ginger and Basil’s agree to work together off the record to find the killer. It’s a proposition their strained friendship may not survive - even if they do.Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.The Ginger Gold Mystery Series:Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)Murder at St. George’s Church (Book 7)The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)Murder at St. George’s Church (Book 8) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159360/bk_acx0_159360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.