Gertie Johnson may be outspoken, distrustful of banks, and a quick draw with the pepper spray, but she hasn't lost her marbles. Her son Blaze, the sheriff in a backwoods community of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is petitioning to become her legal guardian, but Gertie, a sassy sixty-six-year-old widow with a taste for detective work, has got bigger fish to fry: solving the murder of Chester Lampi who was shot dead in his deer blind. Blaze--who's more interested in retiring than investigating--rules Chester's death as a hunting accident. So, Gertie takes on the case with help from her friends, man-hungry Cora Mae and pin-curled Kitty. Interrogating neighbors, spying, impersonating the FBI...the stubborn, spunky grandmother won't give up the chase even when the killer takes aim at her.Cora Mae almost fell off her high-heel boots when she came out and saw me driving Barneya#39;s truck up her driveway. ... Chester lived in a cracker box about a quarter mile from his hunting blind. ... he wasna#39;t much of a handyman because the house was an eyesoreapeeling green paint, rotting wood porch, bare windows.
|Title||:||Murder Passes the Buck|
|Publisher||:||Llewellyn Worldwide - 2006|