Daily Review: Late for Shuffleboard by M.K. Scott
August 8, 2019
A man is murdered. A dog is missing. And a lifelong bachelor is looking for love with a retired showgirl.
The senior sleuths are hot on the trail of a veteran’s murderer and a missing dog in a cold case that’s raising eyebrows and causing a stir in their tightknit community.
The clock is ticking. Only a few short days before the victim’s home is razed and all the potential evidence is wiped clean.
With new complications at every turn, the Senior Sleuths feel the heat as the impossible deadline approaches.
Can they close this case before the truth is buried for good?
By Merry a Vero Beach
Book 3 in the laugh out loud over the hill gang series does not disappoint! The Senior Sleuths, residents at a independent/ assisted living facility help the police solve cold cases. Of course Marcy, staying at the facility to recuperating from a gunshot, while her partner brings her cold cases to keep her busy.
The senior’s insights have helped before, so when a cold case of a murdered veteran comes their way, they are excited to get to the bottom of it and find the murderer.
At the same time their living facility has a big competitive shuffleboard tournament and far be it from the senior sleuths not to be the most competitive!
The characters are definitely characters each one very different. Herman is very straight-laced and by the book and has a crush on the former showgirl, Lola.
Then there is Eunice a very loud mouthed senior who seems to know when something is going to happen and makes sure she is right in there who has an on again/off again relationship with Gus!
And we have Jake who is a womanizer in his senior years and likes to see how many women he can charm.
What a crew! I love this series and while trying to figure out the murder case, you are treated to some hysterical side stories that keep you laughing. Can’t wait to read the newest adventure of the Over the Hill Gang
By Madam Pince
The Senior Sleuths have a new cold case — an elderly man, Nelson Greeley, was murdered and his dog, Soldier, is missing — but the real excitement isn’t criminal: lifelong bachelor Herman, who’s always felt he missed his one chance at love, is entranced by retired showgirl Lola. And raising the fun factor even more, the newest activity is shuffleboard, with teams promptly forming: Eunice heads an all-ladies squad, while Gus competes against his lady friend with Herman and Marcy in tow.
Herman feels unsure pursuing Lola, especially when rakish Jake expresses interest in her as well, but in true Herman fashion, replies honorably to Jake’s suggestion of competition: “I do have an interest, but it’s really up to her, not me. Not sure why you’d care since you have most of the women chasing you. Besides, Lola knows you too well.”
Lola does indeed know Jake too well and promptly dismisses him in Herman’s favor when the latter admits doubt. After years of Jakes, she’s ready for a truthful, rock-steady man, and that’s Herman.
So while searching the victim’s home for clues, Herman manages to convince Lance to return stowaway Eunice to the retirement home so he & Lola can spend some time alone. Searching for the victim’s missing dog, they drop by the local shelter, and while Soldier isn’t there, Lola falls in love with Bear, a pup so tiny he’s kept in the cattery. As her devoted companion, Herman secures the adoption and sneaks Bear into her room.
While enduring drenching storms and suspicious aides to tend to the pup’s needs, Herman ponders the careful coin collection records kept by the victim, although the valuable coins themselves are missing. Jake hatches the idea to rip up the floor in search of hidden clues and valuables, which he finds just as the house is about to be demolished with a wrecking ball, and the contents of the musty box lead them not only to the victim’s missing dog, but the location of the coin collection and the desperation that prompted the robbery and death of the victim.
This leaves Lola and Herman to settle happily into what he thought was lost to him forever: a loving, trust-filled relationship. Marcy and Lance still dance around their feelings for each other, but Herman and Lola aren’t wasting any more time.
Ain’t love grand?
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