Coming soon –
The 90s Club & the Hidden Staircase,
a mystery by Eileen Haavik McIntire
I’ve been posting items about people 90, 100 years old and older who are still active, still pursuing interests and activities like the rest of us, and some still working. I’ve come across them in researching my new mystery, the first in a series featuring The 90s Club of Whisperwood Retirement Village.
Beneath Whisperwood’s luxurious lifestyle bubbles a simmering brew of thefts, murders, and exploitation. Whisperwood’s 90s Club piles up clues like tricks in a bridge game to uncover the culprits—and almost lose their lives.
Leader of the club is Nancy Dickenson, drawn from a 91-year-old woman I saw swimming laps at a pool party. The mystery is well-researched and, except for the evil underfoot, accurately portrays life in an upscale retirement community while spoofing stereotypes about the elderly. The characters play off each other, and the dialogue is often humorous. The plot turns upon subtle possibilities for exploiting the elderly, often the targets of scam artists. The villains in this novel, however, walk, talk, and play with their victims.
The book will be available later this spring in both print and e-book editions. My previous novel, The Shadow of the Rock, is historical fiction that Midwest Book Review called, “a riveting story of time and humanity, highly recommended.”