|Jan Myers has been working as the
director of the Forest Hills Skilled Nursing Facility in Columbus,
Ohio for almost a year. She gets a visit from Detective Pollander,
who is attached to the Columbus Police Dept. He has some questions
concerning a former resident – Packard Nickle. Jan finds
this very strange since Mr. Nickle died of a heart attack. Detective
Pollander goes over procedures with Jan. He was most concerned
about the medications that Packard received. Jan tells Pollander
that Mr. Nickle was not a pleasant person. Most of the nurses
couldn't stand him. He had few friends and mainly kept to himself.
Is it possible that Mr. Nickle was murdered?
Things to ponder: Was Mr. Nickle’s death made to look
like a heart attack? Did someone have a grudge against Mr.
Nickle? Is Jan in danger of losing her job? Will Jan be able
to keep the residents, staff and her daughter safe?
This is the first book in what I hope will be a series. I
love finding a new author – it is like having Christmas
in July. The story is well plotted and the characters seem
just like people you would meet. Cozy mystery lovers will
enjoy following Jan and her attempts to solve this crime.
I love the setting. Old people die – so can someone
get away with murder by killing off an elderly gentleman?
There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me reading.
I had to find out whodunit. So, if you like a mystery with
a feisty protagonist, then you should be reading Death
is Always a Resident.