The Neighbor is Nixed
Love they neighbor... or kill them?
When the house across the street sells and Sylvia moves in, Bernie's quiet neighborhood is turned upside down.
Demanding, rude and determined to have things her way, Sylvia threatens to have Bernie's bed and breakfast shut down while also making life difficult for the other neighbors.
Just as the residents come together to fight the offending newcomer, she's found murdered. The suspect list is long, but since Bernie has the most to lose, the Sheriff has her in his sights.
Can Bernie and her ghostly grandmother, Ruby, solve the killing before she's arrested for a crime she didn't commit?
The horrible neighbor
A new neighbor, Sylvia, moved into the neighborhood and proceeded to make everyone’s life miserable. She has threatened to have Bernie’s B&B closed down. And now she has threatened one of the neighbors with a shovel. She has argued with at least a half dozen of them already. So they are meeting to discuss what they can do, such as calling the cops or hiring a lawyer. Sylvia has been nothing but rude and demanding since she arrived here, and everyone is sick of it. The only good thing was that the neighbors came together over this and got to know each other better. They didn’t deserve Sylvia’s nastiness and harassment.
With a plan in place for Tina to be their spokesperson to confront Sylvia about her treatment of everyone, Sylvia’s body is discovered and it looks like murder. The suspect list is very long, but since Bernie has the most to lose with her B&B, the Sheriff is going after her. Sylvia had filed a false complaint that Bernie held a huge party, 30 cars parked all over the street, loud partying into the night, and in violation of her occupancy permit. Sylvia had sent a recorded soundtrack of wild partying noise to the Sheriff who never thought it might be faked. Bernie had been alone all night, no one even staying at the B&B yet. Having to prove her innocence now to the stubborn Sheriff, will Bernie and her ghostly grandmother, Ruby, solve the murder before the Sheriff arrests her for a crime she didn’t commit?
Don’t be that neighbor
Imagine being the neighbor that everyone hates. Then imagine being the neighbor that seems to go out of their way to make everybody hate you. Now imagine being that dead neighbor and nobody misses you. That’s what we’re presented with here. Everyone on the street is a suspect with a motive. But Bernie and Ruby are on the case. Never mind that Bernie said she wanted to kill the victim to the sheriff himself. Or that Ruby can’t travel far from Bernie. They’re on it and will keep you entertained along the way.
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