Seattle, WA: Philanthropist Murdered, Rapella Ripple Investigates in Rip Your Heart Out, a Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery by Jeanne Glidewell
While celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary on an Alaskan cruise, Rip experiences a serious cardiac event that results in a triple-bypass. Of course, the hospital is just the beginning; the Chartreuse Caboose isn’t the best place to recuperate and heal. His cardiac care nurse, Sydney Combs, has the perfect solution: her recently deceased aunt's home.
The Ripples move into the ancient Victorian mansion free of charge for the next two months. Mabel Trumbo bequeathed the home to the heart center to be used as temporary housing for heart patients' families, but it’s not quite up to snuff, which offers a great project to distract Rapella.
When an anonymous tip leads the police to suspect Sydney of murdering her aunt, Rapella's determined to exonerate Sydney. Despite several individuals with dubious intentions, a mouthy cockatoo and a huge St. Bernard to tend to, along with a house that seems possessed by evil spirits, Rapella can’t help but get wrapped up in this newest mystery.
Don't miss Rapella's heart-healthy recipe, Garlic-Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts along with a special dessert, featured at the end of the story. When you make the Salmon & Brussels Sprouts, be sure to heed the warning!
From The Publisher: The Ripple Effect series will be enjoyed by fans of Joanne Fluke, Madison Johns, Ceecee James and readers of cozy mysteries who enjoy light-hearted, clean & wholesome, mysteries featuring female amateur sleuths and senior citizens.
"In a world that views aging and senior citizens obsolete, it is refreshing to read A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery series by Jeanne Glidewell." ~Cindy Travis, Reviewer
"It is not often a book makes me laugh aloud but Jeanne Glidewell never disappoints . . ." ~Yvonne P., Reviewer
"I hope this series continues. Being Rip and Rapellas' age I am happy to see them featured in adventures. I can recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, cozy or not." ~Anna, Reviewer
THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order:
A Rip Roaring Good Time
Ripped to Shreds
Rip Your Heart Out
THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order
Leave No Stone Unturned
The Extinguished Guest
With This Ring
The Spirit of the Season - a holiday novella
Marriage & Mayhem