In the 6th book in the Annie McCauley Romantic Comedy Mystery Series, Annie’s troubles start at home. True, she lives in a third floor walk up in Queens, but it’s cheap and her BFF Luis lives right across the hall. The second floor flasher, Nussbaum is usually harmless, but when Nussbaum’s simple life is disrupted by a nephew, things heat up fast.
Annie and the rest of the gang at the Grolsch Agency are hired to find a missing woman, Izzie Brown. It is not, however a simple missing person case. An evasive husband who hired them, but seems reluctant to cooperate and children who hardly notice she’s gone make Annie suspicious. If that was all Annie had to deal with it wouldn’t be so bad, but her own mama is acting suspiciously and so is Ida Grolsch.
This couldn’t have happened at a worse time because Luther and Martin Grolsch’s grandmother, Oma is in town for the annual church picnic. The cookie counting grootmoeder from hell tries to steamroll everyone in her path including poor cousin Kitty who needs her to loosen the purse strings so she can go to college. The only one she can’t seem to get the best of for long is her younger brother, Wilhelmus. Uncle Willy, as his nephews call him, is a free spirit and a bit of a rascal, an embarrassment to police detective Martin Grolsch and a role model to Luther.
Of course, Annie’s life would not be complete without the interference of Brittany Carstairs, her frenemy from the small town where they grew up in West Texas. Brit and her new rich, French, boyfriend cause problems for Luther and Annie at one of Luther’s favorite spots, the race track. Devious Brittany and suave Guy soon have Luther in debt, but Uncle Willy has a plan.
Can Annie find the missing woman? Will she be able to figure out the mystery of the voice she hears late at night? Are those wedding bells we hear in the distance?
Plots and sub-plots abound in this hilarious romp through a park on a summer’s day in New York City.
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