I have a really have a different kind of whodunit kind of mystery book to share with you called Dying For Sex written by Lynn C. Albrecht.
Lindy Sutton has her hands full. In between having her clown act clobbered by pint-sized critics, keeping a group of sex-crazed octogenarians from starting brawls in the raciest bar in town, and trying to keep her crazy Aunt Pip from being tossed out of Laughing Pines retirement home, she still has to contend with her son’s garish band bus parked in her driveway. Could things get any worse?
Yup! Margaret Quaid, the social worker at Laughing Pines is found dead of an apparent overdose and the drop dead handsome detective on the case, thinks she stole the drugs from the retirement home and was pretty active in the world of wife swapping to boot.
Lindy’s temper soars, along with her long dormant hormones, as she sets out to clear Margaret’s name, find the murderer and make the sexy detective eat crow. Aided and abetted by the aging but flamboyant Chappy Lowton, her eccentric and sarcastic sister, her best friend Patty, and that hoard of sex-crazed geriatrics, Lindy wades into the world of swingers only to find that there are plenty of people with a motive to kill the social worker.Well, it was hard to believe that sex would figure in a nursing home but in a round about way it did. A social worker named Margaret was found dead one day and the police wanted to rule it a suicide but Lindy and Margaret's brother, Evan, knew better. They figured something was off, so they got one of the residents who likes to snoop around to do just that.
Come to find out, another social worker that nobody liked was stealing medication from the seniors living in the assisted home, like Lindy's Aunt Pip, who had dementia. She was stealing it and then they were using it in illegal ways that really wasn't right. I won't spill the beans on that so I don't ruin the story for you.
On another front, the reason that Margaret was killed was because she found out that medication was being stolen and it was quite by accident. She had teamed up with another person to do a T.V. special on the Swinging Clubs in the area but then a dancer told her a disturbing story and that story is what ended up getting her killed.
With the help of the residents of Laughing Pines, Lindy and her group solve this mystery so that Margaret's reputation was not tarnished and she was not ruled a suicide.
It's actually a pretty entertaining book and you will get some chuckles here and there with Aunt Pip and her thinking it's the 1940's and Germany is invading Austria. Great way to spend a cold winter night or a rainy day.
Lynn C. Albrecht started her career in broadcasting. Quickly realizing she was not going to be the next Lisa Laflamme, she entered the world of corporate communications. After years of writing videos, speeches, advertising, and dressing in power suits with shoulders pads that made her look like Hunter Hearst Helmsley, she had a great epiphany. She ditched the shoulder pads and returned to school. Five years later, she was released into the unsuspecting healthcare system as a social worker. She works at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario.
Dying For Sex is her first book. She is currently hard at work on the second Lindy Sutton mystery.
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