"Seven years ago the housekeeper, Maudelle Perkins, found Horace Fletcher, Director of Shady Rest Funeral Home, dead at his desk. Cyrus Dedeaux, one of three morticians hired by Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, was declared guilty. However, new DNA evidence, presented by his lawyer, had proven Mr. Dedeaux innocent and he has been set free!
Three days after Cyrus returned, there has been an alleged attempted murder on Rose Fletcher, Horace's widow, and a body has washed up on the beach.
Before attending the gala benefit honoring environmentalist, Dr. Horatio Banks, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Mrs. Julia McKenna and her boyfriend, Captain Eric VonBoatner, are supposed to pick up a 1927 Model T. Ford, which she won two months earlier in a drawing.
During an impromptu shopping spree, Aunt Jewels and a dog named Maggie May are kidnapped and dog napped respectively. Upon inspection of the floorboards inside of the antique car, her niece, Private Investigator Bea Winslow, discovers small specks of dried blood.
Mystery, mayhem and merriment, follow these two sleuths as they weave their humor, crime solving tactics and hilarious antics, through a host of unsavory characters, the funeral parlor, saving the environment, Christmas festivities in the Bay and finding Aunt Jewels and Maggie May."
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Published September 4, 2006
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.