My name is Betty and life is just a hoot at the moment! A year ago my life consisted of knitting with my girlfriends, going to church, and maybe doing a bit of matchmaking. These young things don’t have a clue about love and relationships – luckily we’re here to help them. But things were getting a bit boring. All of our children are grown and gone. The grandchildren are too old to be fun, but too young to start matchmaking or having children of their own. Things were just getting a bit dull.
That all changed when one of our girlfriends, Anna, died. The police said it was of natural causes, but they obviously didn’t know what they were talking about. We, me and my knitting gal pals, knew it was murder. I mean, geesh, there was no way Anna was knitting that evening when she had been complaining all day about an arthritis flare-up. It took some quick talking, but we finally convinced Izzy, that’s Anna’s granddaughter-in-law, something wasn’t kosher. Once Izzy thought her grandma was murdered, there was no stopping her.
Chasing after Anna’s killer resulted in our new lives as the Grey-Haired Knitting Detectives. We’ve even got ourselves a cop consultant, Izzy’s man Noel. He’s lots of help when we need to get bailed out of jail. Although we don’t mind so much sitting in the interrogation room. So many single men! We even found a date for Izzy’s best friend, Jack, at the police station. Unfortunately, the cops all know we’re friends with Noel and now refuse to use the handcuffs on us. We’ll get there eventually. Noel can’t always be around to be a stick in the mud!
We’ve even had to head out of town and over to Oklahoma City to chase down some clues. I still can’t believe the stripper club wouldn’t let us in! What’s the harm in a pair of old ladies checking out the strippers? Luckily, the coroner’s office was more accommodating. Oops! I didn’t say that. I don’t know anything about one of the medical examiner’s providing information to civilians. Nothing at all!
It hasn’t been all fun and games, though. Recently, Dee, the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives, was accused of murder. Poor Rosemary, that’s Dee grandmother, was about going out of her mind with worry. We were all a bit relieved that the horrible man Dee was married to got himself killed – even though it was great fun to go down to the courthouse and get up all in the administrator’s business until she gave Dee a restraining order.
We’ve also had to learn lots of new things like how to go on the line and use that tube channel. I didn’t even know how to use a computer before we started with this detective business. Good thing Rose, she’s the smarty pants of the group, knows how to use one. She even figured out a bunch of crazy stuff about Dee’s husband just by looking through his finances. She’s a smart cookie all right!
After solving two murders and an embezzling case, things have slowed down a bit. So now that we’re not using every minute to run off chasing clues down, we get together on Sundays at Izzy’s house where we definitely do not drink spiked lemonade and gossip about the town. Well, I might gossip just a little bit because I can’t knit much anymore due to my arthritis. The lemonade is purely medicinal. Arthritis is a big ‘ol meanie.
I can’t wait for the next mystery to arrive at our door steps!
The Gray-Haired Knitting Detective Series, a compilation of the first three books in the series that includes Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem, Jack Gets His Man, and Love in the Time of Murder.
About The Gray-Haired Knitting Detective Series
Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem
Izzy’s daredevil husband killed himself in a parachuting accident five years ago. Her best friend Jack decides it’s time for her to jump back in the dating pool. Just when things in the dating world start to heat up, Izzy’s grandma dies. Only her knitting group of Jessica Fletcher wannabes is sure it’s murder. Did someone really kill grandma or are Izzy and her merry band of geriatric thieves imagining things?
Jack Gets His Man
Despite how awesome Jack’s life is, he’s feeling restless and put out about his upcoming birthday and his ex is being a pain in his fabulous behind. When his smoking hot new bookkeeper discovers things at the store aren’t actually as they seem, Jack’s bestie and his gal pals, the gray-haired knitting detectives, jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.
Love in the Time of Murder
In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives, returns home after managing to pry herself loose from her husband’s clutches. But when Dee’s husband winds up murdered, she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. And if they manage to find a new love interest for Dee as well, then that’s just the icing on the cake.
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Meet the author
I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage every once in a while to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. Another job change, this time from lawyer to B&B owner and I was again fed up and ready to scream I quit, which is incredibly difficult when you own the business. Thus, I shut the B&B during the week and in the off-season and started writing. Several books later I find myself in Istanbul writing full-time.
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