Mary Daheim's bed-and-breakfast series featuring the crime solving cousins, Judith McMonigle Flynn and Serena "Renie" Jones, crack a cold-case murder mystery in their latest adventure, "Gone With the Win." (William Morrow, 278 pages)
After her last case of crime in Little Bavaria as told in "The Wurst is Yet to Come," Judith McMonigle Flynn is intent on hanging up her deerstalker's cap and retiring from sleuthing when a young woman named Ruby Tooms checks into her bed-and-breakfast.
The woman asks her to investigate the murder of her mother, Opal Tooms, a nursing home aide who was strangled to death in her home many years ago.
Things take a suspicious turn when Ruby turns up drunk at the neighbor's house and Judith suspects the woman was drugged. Even more ominous is the fact that Ruby's room at the bed-and-breakfast was trashed and her purse and journal are missing.
Soon the Female Amateur Sleuth Tracking Offenders (FASTO) and her wickedly funny side-kick, Renie, are on the trail to prove that there is no statute of limitations for murder - not when these two delightful crime fighting cousins are on the case!
With wicked sense of humor and a proper sense of justice, Daheim serves up another cozy mystery - just the thing for the summer cottage break.