Judith and her cousin Renie are in fine form when they both go in for surgery on the same day. Something fishy is going on as famous patients keep dying. Judith and Renie get mixed up even in their infirm state.
Suspenseful, fast moving, and funny. I really enjoyed this entry in the Bed and Breakfast Mysteries series.
A bum hip has bed-and-breakfast hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn limping off to Good Cheer Hospital--a questionable " haven of healing" where two recent patients didn't make the cut after routine surgery. Judith's trepidation at undergoing the knife is eased only by sharing a room with cousin Renie, who's in for cuff repair. though the cousins survive their surgeries, the ex-pro quarterback next door is permanently sacked after minor knee surgery. With the scoreboard showing Grim Reaper 3, post-op patients O, Judith decides that she and Renie are obliged to get to the bottom of Good Cheer's carnage. But in order to sew up the case, Judith and Renie must probe into the suspects psyches. And suddenly it looks as if the cousins own prognoses could take them out of the game...for good.
This was my first book by Mary Dahiem and it will not be the last. It is a well written mystery that keeps you turning the pages. I found that I was laughing out loud at some of the witty dialogue and trying to solve the story as each incident happened. I highly recommend this book and this author
A bum hip has Judith limping off to Good Health Hospital - a questionable haven of healing where two recent patients didn't make the cut after surgery. Judith's roommate is her cousin renie who is haveing rotator cuff surgery. They survive, but ex-pro quarter back next door is permanently sacked. Grim reaper 3 - post - op patients 0. Judith and Reinie feel obliged to get to the bottom of Good Cheers carnage.
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Judith McMonigle Flynn is despondent as the winter blahs set in with a vengeance. A bum hip has forced her to shut down Hillside Manor temporarily and limp off to Good Cheer Hospital for a much needed operation. It's the very same "haven of healing" where a famous actress recently kicked the bucket after routine foot surgery, and where an ace baseball pitcher in for an elbow operation was tossed out of the game...permanently. Judith is certain that her scheduled date with a scalpel has placed her at the top of the Grim Reaper's "hip list." At least she's not alone. Cousin Renie is checking in though hopefully not checking out at the same time to have a shoulder surgically corrected, but that's small consolation at best.
Good Cheer, it seems, is anything but. With one look at the medieval wreck of a place administered by a doddering collection of clergy, Judith is convinced that she and Renie will be lucky if they're rolled out of the OR alive. But they are though the same good fortune does not extend to an ex-pro football quarterback, who is sacked by fatal knee surgery, the third improbable, high-profile demise in less than a month.
Since they are stuck in this chamber of Hippocratic horrors for a while, Judith feels it's hers and Renie's duty to get to the bottom of the Good Cheer carnage. What they discover is that the list of potentialAngels of Death is quite extensive indeed, incorporating not-so-well-wishing relations, potentially homicidal hospital volunteers, deadly docs...even the puffed up, corporate-ladder-climbing chief of staff himself. But as the mortality rate rises along with Judith's blood pressure the worst diagnosis of all is the one that suggests the cousins' curiosity is terminal...and that the killer is saving the last, lethal dose of medicine for them.