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Death is Always a Resident
Lorraine Jeffery

Cedar Fort, Inc
May 2015/ ASIN: B00VXPZV4Q
Mystery – Cozy

Reviewed by Cheryl Green


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.

Reviewed 2015