Murder at Harbor Village
by GP Gardner
Author G. R. Gardner provides a clever and sparkly amateur sleuth and a heartwarming community.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
It is full of charm, wit, and a diverse range of characters that blend into one great story that I found hard to put down.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
It is a hoot to read and you will have many chuckles and smiles. I think it is a great way to start the newest series in the cozy world, that many will love!
This was a fun and interesting cozy with a couple of mysteries that tie together in the end.
~Carla Loves To Read
Murder at Harbor Village is a light cozy mystery with friendly characters and a striking town . . . I liked the author’s relaxed writing style which makes the book easy to read.
~The Avid Reader
There is a whole host of interesting and colorful support characters (including Nita’s husband), and I loved the author’s sense of humor in naming them…Patti (Wagon), Police Chief Boozer.
I liked the characters. Cleo is a strong character and she meets a few quirky residents of Harbor Village that can be fun.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
I thought this was an interesting read. I enjoy reading about those of the “senior population” as their antics are usually quite funny.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Murder at Harbor Village was a delightfully charming mystery with a quirky cast of likable characters.
About the Book
Murder at Harbor Village
Lyrical Underground (November 13, 2018)
Paperback: 216 pages
Digital ASIN: B079WM9X29
Young retiree Cleo Mack is trading in academia for a second act in Harbor Village, a community for active seniors in coastal Alabama. But someone in this picture-perfect coastal town is burning the candle at both ends . . .
It’s love at first sight when Cleo arrives in Fairhope, Alabama, after taking early retirement from her longtime position as professor of social work. Touted as “the nicest town in the world,” Fairhope is home to an eclectic community of retirees. Harbor Village boasts classes in painting, pottery, and photography, not to mention being a buyer’s market for husbands. It seems an ideal place to make new friends and rediscover life. Until a dead body is found in the pool.
When the victim turns out to be the unpopular director of senior living, Cleo is named acting director. Now she must rely on her well-honed people skills to uncover a killer in a place where short-term memory isn’t what it used to be, and age is just a number. And if Cleo keeps snooping around, her number may soon be up . . .
About the Author
Born and raised in Alabama, G. P. Gardner earned BS and MA degrees in Psychology from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) and an MBA from Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL). She also attended the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), where she studied biopsychology and primatology. But her heart belongs to Talladega College—an HBCU and the first educational institution in Alabama to admit students without regard to race—where she taught business. Her writing life began with short stories, some of which were published in regional literary journals and some of which won prizes. She enjoys the classic mystery writers as well as contemporary whodunits but reads widely. She is a knitter and once owned a knit shop in Fairhope, AL. She studied mystery writing with Terry Cline, another Fairhope resident. Murder in Harbor Village is the first in her series about social worker Cleo Mack. You can visit her at gpgardner.com.
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