Interesting series featuring Kate Kennedy, Senior Sleuth. The story alternates chapters between the present day storm and Kate's past life. The two time periods intertwine to provide the solution to a murder.
A South Florida retirement community is the setting for a hurricane evacuation and a murder to follow, with Kate Kennedy quick on the trail of the criminal. Quirky characters and relationships.
I enjoy "elderly sleuth mysteries" and always look forward to a new one in this series.
This is the first book I have read in this series, but it definitely will not be my last. Loved the main character, and the author makes good use of the flashback which is a literary style I like.
This is the second book that I read in this series. Although I do NOT live in a retirement community, I DO live in South Florida, and I am familiar with the way things are in these senior communities. You do need a good sense of humor. I could probably even point out some of the characters in these books. You could breeze thru this book in an afternoon. If you are looking for a "cozy' mystery without all the blood and gore, you will enjoy this book. Another writer, very similar to Nora Charles is Rita Lakin. She writes about a (Jewish) senior retirement community in South Florida. Oy vey!
This is a cute cozy mystery--I always appreciate "seasoned" characters. This is not the first of the series so it took me a bit to catch up with the cast, but they are all enjoyable. The bits of history were intriguing and as a Katrina survivor, the hurricane subplot was extremely realistic.
The star rating on this novel would have been higher had the end not been quite so abrupt; it was almost as if the author had a specific number of words to use and when they were used up, she could not add anything else to the story.
As usual, there was so much to like about the character development and style of writing. But the plot twist and flash-backs to Kate's childhood were terrific. I remember the cold war and the mistrust between Russia and the United State during the 1950's and early 60's so I found this portion of the story to be most interesting.