Whack 'N' Roll - Bunco Babes, Bk 1 Author:Gail Oust Retirees in quiet Serenity, S.C., find themselves investigation a vicious crime in Oust's charming debut. When retiree Kate McCall finds a human arm in the underbrush at the local golf course, handsome sheriff Sumter Wiggins quickly takes over the case, but Kate remains determined to help out. An aficionado of forensic television shows, Kate... more » never hesitates to follow the sheriff's car or do her own sleuthing with the help of her quirky Bunco Babes, who wonder whether the desecrated body could belong to one of three local women who recently went missing. Feisty and intelligent, Kate is an admirable protagonist with genuinely clever detective skills. Far superior to the typical cozy, this uniquely capricious mystery will engage readers from the very first page to the surprising conclusion.« less
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I thought this was a fun book with an appealing group of friends--the Bunco Babes--who play amateur sleuths, have fun together and also look out for each other. The crime was more grisly than I expected and there were several very good suspects which helped add to the suspense of the story. I was very surprised how much I enjoyed this one!
I will not tell a lie. I have passed up this book a couple of times and thought "anh, maybe later." Well, later finally came and I really enjoyed this first book of a series. I have even gotten the other two.
I love the characters and the storyline is good. I hope that I have a place to live like this when I retire. I usually do not go for books with more than 3 or 4 characters, I tend to not be able to keep them straight, but each character is so unique, that you "bond" with each one. This book is not overly detailed but just enough that I can picture exactly how Serenity Cove Estates looks.