Why would spry senior Bob Weiderley suddenly fall into a
coma after winning a game of Bingo? After
all, he was the most physically fit of all the men at the Happy Haven Assisted
Living Facility—able to bend over to tie his own shoes and use the stairs
rather than the elevator. It was just
very suspicious. That’s why Essie Cobb
and her friends and fellow residents--Opal, Marjorie, and Fay--decided to
Was it possible that someone was out to get the friendly old
gentleman? Maybe it was Violet, Happy
Haven’s manager, trying to cover up her shady past. Or Sue, the activities director, whose
behavior was strange to say the least. Maybe
it was one of the three women who sat at Bob’s regular table in the dining room. Or the mysterious man who had recently sent
Bob a startling letter. Essie Cobb is
determined to find out—and she’s not going to let her age (90), her weak
bladder, or her various infirmities hold her back.
Welcome to Happy Haven.
If you thought most elderly residents of assisted living facilities
spent their days sitting in the sun watching television, you haven’t met senior
sleuth Essie Cobb and her three detecting buddies. These four elderly ladies have curiosity and drive
unusual for women in their 80’s and 90’s.
They may not be able to get
around as fast as youngsters in their 60’s, or navigate the Interstate or
Interweb (or whatever that computer thing is called), but they can solve a
mystery. And they’re starting with this