As part of a virtual book tour organized by Silver Dagger Book Tours, today’s post highlights M.K. Scott’s The Way Over the Hill Gang mystery series, and includes my review of the first book in the series – Late for Dinner.
About the Book
Marcy Collins proved her investigative skills in the field time and time again, but after an accident leaves her disabled, she’s forced into early retirement in a senior convalescent center. Although her mind and body may not be what they used to be, her steadfast determination to fight crime and advocate for victims continues.
When her well-meaning former partner is assigned with helping to keep her mind agile, he unknowingly inspires her to search for clues in a long-forgotten cold case. Before he knows what’s happening, Marcy assembles a team of sharp-eyed, witty, and often cantankerous senior sleuths to bring a criminal to justice and help her regain some of what she thought she’d lost for good.
Follow the former detective and her team of unconventional sleuths as they dig through the clues and wind their way down a treacherous path of deception, tomfoolery, and murder!
The name of the series is great, it also an accurate description of the ragtag team of amateur sleuths put together by Marcy, a former police detective. Marcy, on the other hand, is not a senior citizen; she has been sidelined due to injuries and is recuperating in retirement home of sorts. Trying to solve cold cases is her way of staying in the game. The seniors are thrilled to have something exciting to do, with each of them making their own contribution to solving the case. Just goes to show the benefits of pooling the diverse perspectives and experiences that come with maturity.
The result was an entertaining read, with a somewhat surprising conclusion. I look forward to following the “gang” as they take on more cold cases in the future.
FTC disclosure: I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher. This has not affected the content of this review.
About The Way Over the Gang Series
The adventures of The Way Over the Hill Gang continue in the following books:
Late for Bingo
The Way over the Hill Gang is back at it again! This time their mission is to find justice for a slain single mother, but this cold case proves to be more complicated than they initially believe.
With little to go on, no resources, and a limited amount of time to search for answers, can they crack this long-forgotten case and bring the murderer to justice?
Late for Shuffleboard
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?
Late for Square Dancing
A missing woman. A surprising suspect. A curious conundrum.
The senior sleuths have a knack for sniffing out trouble, but when a missing woman cold case falls in their laps, all hands must be on deck to solve it. Unfortunately, this case hits a little too close to home, and quickly becomes an active case with dire consequences if they’re not careful.
To complicate matters, Heloise is planning an authentic barn dance for the residents of Greener Pastures Convalescent Center. She needs the senior sleuths’ help, and that means they must forgo their investigation.
The group will have to employ their best tactics to stay under the radar to root out the true culprit and avoid a barn dance disaster.
About the Author
M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands on approach. Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog. Murder Mansion is the first book in The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries. Overall, it is a fun series to create and read.
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