When sister Barb & Faye open a detective agency in their small northern Michigan town, they agree that sister Retta will not be involved. But when a cold case heats up, things become dangerous, and it will take all the 3 sisters can do to come through alive.
Opening a detective agency was a dream I had for years. I just didn’t
seefor a long time that it was possible. All my life I’d read mystery
novels, which helped me relax while raising a family and working for
bosses, some nice, some not-so-nice, but all a little crazy. About the
time my kids turned into adults, life turned crappy. I could never get
the medical bills caught up, and at least one of the boys always needed
help. We just barely kept up.
Then, with a fake smile and a rotten deal, my job disappeared. With
nothing to look forward to, I asked myself, “What do I want from the
rest of my life?” I came up with three things: I wanted a job where I
was my own boss, I wanted to help people, and I wanted something more
exciting than counting boxes loaded onto a truck.
My sister Barb had recently retired. Successful, financially secure and
well-respected, she missed the people part of life somehow: no husband,
no kids, not even a long-term lover. I pulled her into my scheme,
knowing we’d work well together. My organizational skills would extend
her intelligence, and my desire to make a difference would be expanded
by her awareness of how things get done.
After a month in business, I realized we needed one more thing to make
our agency take off: connections. Retta has those, but Barb and
Margaretta remind me of the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions,
alike in background but unable to come together without a fight. As the
middle sibling, I knew it was up to me to see that things worked out
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