by Suzann Ledbetter

May 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2450-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

The elderly sleuths of Valhalla Springs are back to their old antics in Suzann Ledbetter’s latest novel Halfway to Half Way. This time they are focusing on a very cold case indeed. Delbert Bisbee has convinced his compatriots that there is something fishy about the 25-year-old disappearance and death of Royal Moody.

Hannah Garvey, the resident manager of Valhalla Springs is relieved that they are not interested in her fiance’s current case. In fact, she is relieved that they have more important things to do than hassle her over wedding plans. Right now, there are no plans because David is busy with his investigation and the upcoming election, and Hannah has to find her replacement as manager. There is just one problem – Hannah loves her job. It has given her a sense of identity and purpose that her former job never did. The only negative aspect is the constant back and forth between her house and David’s. She also is not as enthusiastic about David’s new house as she should be. The beautiful structure is nearly finished but it doesn’t feel like home to Hannah.

Humor abounds in Halfway to Half Way, as the Ozark retirees dig into their cold case and Hannah and David navigate the rocky road of their romance. Are Hannah and David getting cold feet about the wedding? Did Chlorine Moody really kill her husband? Does any of this relate to the death of Bev Beauford? You will just have to pick up your own copy – my lips are sealed.

Reviewed in April 2007 by Paula.

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