Shortly after Glenda Wheatley had fulfilled her duties as the star witness in the notorious murder trial that has Houstonians riveted to their TV’s, she had an opportunity to sell her business. She immediately considers an early retirement. After all it’s not that early and she is really ready to lead a simpler, more relaxed life somewhere far away from her unwelcomed fame. She decides to tour the country, visiting all those places she always meant to see, staying in various locations for days, or weeks or even months if she feels like it, before finding the perfect place to spend her twilight years. She sells her home, puts her furnishings in storage, packs her car with the essentials and announces to all her friends and relatives she’ll be stopping by to visit them soon, and heads out into the world at large.
MURDER MOST MYSTERIOUS, the first book in the Glenda at Large Mystery series catches up with her when she arrives in a small beach town on Oregon’s Central Coast. She has agreed to house sit for six months while the owners visit their children, in Greece. Glenda has a long bucket list of things to do and places to visit in Oregon and expects to cross off many of them while she’s living there rent free.
It’s unfortunate that two events threaten her plans and almost convince her to abandon her commitment to stay before she even unpacks her car. The first is her encounter in the thick fog on the beach that first morning. When the figure first appeared she thought it was a pile of rocks. Then it moved. The eerie voice insisted Glenda had been sent to Perch Cove by the Spirit Guides even though Glenda knew she actually came because of her agreement to house sit. The old, strange woman introduced herself as Zylda, the Psychic, who lived only a few houses away from where Glenda was staying. Glenda tried to convince Zylda she had the wrong person, but when they parted ways, she had reluctantly agreed to visit Zylda to discuss the issue further.
The second event was the murder discovered on the fishing pier, beside Bill’s Place where everyone hung out each morning for breakfast. Perch Cove was a very small, picturesque town perched on the bluff above the beach. It had no crime to mention and it had never had a murder. Why now? Glenda had only been eating in the restaurant. She tried to convince herself it had nothing to do with her. The victim was a stranger in town. The murderer was unknown. Still she was very tempted to forget about unpacking. She could back her car out of the garage and be on her way out of town with no one the wiser.
If she could only forget her promise to the owners of the house…
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Published July 30, 2011
by Gayle Wigglesworth.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction.