Poppy Harmon Investigates

Lee Hollis (Author)
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Product Details

Thorndike Press Large Print
Publish Date
November 07, 2018
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.5 inches | 0.65 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

LEE HOLLIS is the pen name for Rick Copp, a veteran Hollywood screenwriter who has written for numerous television series, including The Golden Girls, Wings, Scooby-Doo, Teen Titans and Barbershop. He is the co-writer of The Brady Bunch Movie and has written a number of novels under his own name. He also produces, writes, and stars in the hit web series Where the Bears Are. With his sister Holly Simason, he co-authors the Hayley Powell Food & Cocktail Mysteries book series using the Lee Hollis name. He lives in Palm Springs, California.


"Retired small-screen actress Poppy Harmon, the heroine of Hollis's hilarious series launch set in California's Coachella Valley, finds herself broke after the death of her conniving husband, who lost his job and all their money gambling without her knowledge. Regular work is not Poppy's strength, so she takes inspiration from her old TV show, Jack Colt, PI, and fakes the requirements for her PI license. With Iris and Violet, two fellow residents of the Palm Leaf Retirement Village, she forms the Desert Flowers Detective Agency. After the ladies fail to attract clients, crafty Poppy enlists her daughter's handsome wannabe-actor boyfriend as the agency's face. Finally, aging actress Shirley Fox hires them to find her stolen jewels, the search for which leads to the uncovering of scandalous secrets and Poppy's entanglement in a murder case. Pop culture references throughout add to the fun, and Hollis (Death of a Cookbook Author) wraps up the mystery with a truly surprising twist. Cozy fans will eagerly await the sequel." --Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

"The theatrical frame, combined with a set of quirky characters, including a 12-year-old computer whiz, and plenty of humor, distinguishes this delightful cozy, the first in a projected series." --Booklist