Murder Simply Played Author:Rachael O. Phillips Liz Ekardt still has a lot to learn about life in Pleasant Creek, Indiana. Expecting the dreary months of February and March to be an "off-season" for her newly opened bed-and-breakfast, she is surprised to find that the Olde Mansion Inn will be filled with a lively group of alumni, graduates of the local high school. It is sectional time for t... more »he areas high school basketball teams, and the town is swept up in "Hoosier Hysteria." Liz can't help but get into the spirit, and she looks forward to the upcoming game.
Old-school rivalries re-surface, and Liz has her hands full acting as referee to the end spirited guests-until the coach of the hometown team is found dead in his office, seemingly of natural causes. But his be read fiancÚ, Kate Linder, thanks something is amiss. Could it be that the coach was the victim of foul play?
Liz so Lauren is not everyone in Pleasant Creek weather fan of the amiable coach John Albertson. Suspicious acts of vandalism prior to his death suggest someone had it out for him, but who could it be? An abandon daughter, a disappoint to drop out, a colleague confined to the sidelines-all had good reason to take coach Albertson out of the game. But which of his rivals sported a grudge poisonous enough to facilitate murder?
With so many suspects in play? It's up to Liz to find out who would want to harm the coach. Tensions run high with the basketball tourney underway, and when Kate claim she's been followed, Liz worries that someone in Pleasant Creek suffers from an unusually sinister version of March madness. But her investigation produces more questions than answers, and which one block shot after another, Liz feels like she's getting nowhere...