- Publisher: Independently published
- Available in: Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover
- Published: December 10, 2021
The first book in a new cozy mystery series featuring a mature female amateur sleuth!
What Nan Crockett wants is a little serenity. What she gets is a dead body…
At 59, Nan plans to spend her retirement in the beautiful home she’s created in St. Charles, Missouri. Then her husband announces that he’s accepted his dream job-without consulting Nan-and they are moving to Washington, DC. Needless to say, the relocation signals a huge change. Most of the work lands squarely on Nan’s shoulders. Suddenly, she’s living in a small apartment and surrounded by boxes.
Badly in need of a way to de-stress, Nan pops into a tai chi class at a local community center. There she hopes to make new friends and gain a more positive outlook on life. The first tai chi form-rising water-seems easy enough. And the other students seem friendly. The class is made up of female senior citizens, many of whom are retired from “government work,” which is Washington insider code for CIA.
After the class, Nan and a new friend take a detour through the ladies’ restroom where they stumble over the body of a classmate. This poor woman’s head is submerged in a toilet bowl. All the energy, peaceful and otherwise, has left that body. It’s the perfect introduction to Nan’s true calling as an amateur sleuth.
Rising Water is a clean, enjoyable mystery full of relatable details and a realistic outlook on life, love, and family. Rising Water is perfect for mystery readers who are proud of their AARP cards. If you like your characters with a bit of sass and a lot of class, you’ll love Nan Crockett. She’s nobody’s fool. Nan’s a woman of a certain age, still lovely and determined to salvage her marriage even as her step-kids vow to make her life miserable.
This series draws back the curtain on what it’s really like to be in DC, if you are not a politician! Get the inside scoop on RL (Real Life) in our nation’s Capital.
See why RT Reviews called author Joanna Campbell Slan “one of mystery’s rising stars” — and why readers find her characters utterly believable. You’ll laugh, you’ll moan, and you’ll cheer for Nan Crockett, a woman any one of us would love to call a friend.
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