Ghost Busting Mystery
When Dode Schneider, rattle-brained Indiana farmer, insists an abandoned mansion is haunted by ghosts with big butts who dance in the apple orchard, Pawpaw County Sheriff Boots Gibson happily off-loads the crazy complaint to Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens, senior sleuths in training with the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Ruby Jane and Veenie, lifelong gal pals, aren't afraid of the haunted mansion, built by a con artist banker who rowed out of town on the flood waters of 1919, taking the town's assets with him. The senior crime-cracking duo set out in their smoke-belching 1960 Impala to uncover the truth behind the century-old haunting legend only to find surprise evidence of long ago murder and mayhem. Along the way, Veenie and Ruby Jane chase down a missing drunk wiener dog, earn a lifetime supply of mystery meat sandwiches from Pokey's Tavern, recover a stolen Harley, and uncover the startling truth about a long-cursed buried treasure. The investigation, which involves con artists, bank robbers and hillbilly hoodlums, doesn't go smoothly, but Ruby Jane and Veenie, fueled by senior grit, engage in crime-cracking hijinks that will leave the reader rolling in laughter in this classic comic crime novel. The Ghost Busting Mystery is Book 1 in The Shady Hooiser Detective Agency cozy mystery series.
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About the Author
INDIE READER - DISCOVERY AWARD WINNER - BEST INDIE HUMOR BOOK - Imagine Murder She Wrote meets The Golden Girls and you'll be in the ballpark of Daisy Pettles ... the fun is infectious and the story will keep readers laughing, while showing us all how to grow older with grace, humor, and style.
SHELF DISCOVERY - "A wildly entertaining older Stephanie Plum and Lula."
MACSBOOK REVIEWS - This is one of my Top 10 Books of 2018 ... It's like Garrison Keillor meets Mel Brooks: folksy, irreverent, hilarity with a whole lot of Midwestern charm.
KIRKUS REVIEWS - A spirited beginning to a new mystery series that is haunted with humor ... clever, amusing, often quotable ... the author, born in a small Indiana town, writes with knowledge and affection about a quirky cast of Hoosiers.
SHADY HOOSIER DETECTIVE AGENCY BOOK SERIES AWARDS
Indie Reader: Discovery Award - Best Humor Book
Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Best Humor Book
American Fiction Awards - Best Humor Book
American Fiction Awards - Finalist Best Cozy Mystery
Independent Publisher IPPY Award - Best Mystery E-Book