There's a fine line between 'eccentric' and 'a danger to oneself and others'.
And that line may just lie with the body in the freezer.
That's certainly what DI Adams is thinking when said body turns up in Rose's freezer. Rose might not look like an octogenarian black widow, but it's the inspector's job to follow the evidence, no matter how distasteful that might be.
Alice and the ladies of the Toot Hansell Women's Institute, however, couldn't disagree more. They don't believe for a moment that Rose is responsible for anything worse than a little forgetfulness, and they're certainly not going to let her be hauled off to jail or an old folk's home for a crime she didn't commit. They're taking matters into their own hands, and if certain detective inspectors have rather limiting beliefs regarding what constitutes helping the police with their investigations, well, they shall just have to deal with it.
Between Rose's squabbling exes, mysterious relatives, and shadowy connections to the more fringe elements of the scientific community, Alice and the W.I. are in a desperate race to clear Rose's name - if they can - before DI Adams has no choice but to arrest her.
And hunting the real murderer would be a lot easier if they didn't also have a small problem involving lurking journalists hunting dragons, as well as certain eccentric dragons who seem determined to hunt them back …
Nothing's looking too rosy in Toot Hansell this spring.
A funny cozy mystery (with dragons), for anyone that likes their mysteries British, gentle, and well-stocked with cake, tea, and friendship. And dragons, obviously.
Coming Up Roses is the sixth book in The Beaufort Scales series of cozy mysteries (with dragons) - pick up Baking Bad today to see where it all began!
Note: This cozy mystery contains:
no graphic violenceno sexno strong language; however it does contain some blasphemous languagebut there are copious quantities of cake and tea. You may need supplies.