A Silver Sleuths Mystery by Mitzi Kelly
Review: The Silver Sleuths — Millie Morrow, Trish Anderson and Edna Radcliff — have barely recovered from their involvement identifying the murderer of their neighbor and friend when they're drawn into investigating insurance fraud in Deadly Policy, the second mystery in this series by Mitzi Kelly.
Automobiles are being stolen, with claims being made by their owners to their insurance company for reimbursement. What is suspicious about these claims is that they're all being handled by the office in which Millie's daughter, Michelle, works. Worse, Michelle herself is considered a suspect. Millie gathers her friends together to investigate the case, one the police don't seem overly concerned about … until a woman's body is found in one of the stolen cars, found in front of Michelle's office. Millie thinks Michelle's ex-husband may be involved. After all, he's suing for custody of their children, Millie's grandchildren, and what better way of winning than to have Michelle arrested for fraud. But is Millie allowing her dislike of the man to affect her judgment as to whether he may be guilty of framing her daugher?
Deadly Policy is a charming mystery, and MIllie a most engaging "silver sleuth". Friends and family are most important to her, with the authorities — especially in the form of chief of police Henry Spinoza — around to help keep her checks in balance, as it were. Those readers "of a certain age" will relate to some of the humor included, but this delightful mystery should appeal to readers of all ages.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Deadly Policy.
Acknowledgment: Mitzi Kelly provided a copy of Deadly Policy for this review.
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Avalon Books (Hardcover), June 2010
ISBN-13: 9780803477698; ISBN-10: 0803477694
Location(s) referenced in Deadly Policy: San Antonio, Texas
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Deadly Policy by Mitzi Kelly — A Silver Sleuths Mystery
Publisher: Avalon Books
Publication Date: April 2012
List Price: $23.95