Setting: Sleepy Creek, Ohio
- Christie Watson, native of Sleepy Creek, on leave from her job as a police detective in Boston
- Griselda Lewis, Christie’s longtime friend and owner of the Burger Bar
- Liam Balle, Sleepy Creek police detective
- Arthur Cotton, Sleepy Creek police detective
Plot: Detective Christie Watson may have been a little overzealous on the job. Her superiors certainly thought so and ordered her on leave. Head hung low, Christie returns home to Sleepy Creek, Ohio, looking to just let the whole incident blow over. She’s thankful for the hospitality of good friend Grizzy, who invites Christie to stay with her in exchange for a little helping hand at her Burger Bar. Christie hasn’t even been back in town for 24 hours before she finds herself and Grizzy tangled up in trouble. The women are witnesses to a murder in Grizzy’s backyard and, despite her better judgement, Christie can’t stay out of the investigation. The more she learns, the more it seems the events of the present are tied to the events of a long-past murder – of Christie’s mother.
Wild Card: The 80-year-old twin sisters who live and lurk about Sleepy Creek are a hoot! Those two had me in stitches in every scene.
About the Book
Boston Homicide Detective, Christie Watson, wants nothing less than to bury her head in the sand in her hometown, Sleepy Creek, Ohio. Placed on sabbatical for a little ‘over-enthusiasm,’ Chris has to stay out of trouble or risk losing her job for good, and Sleepy Creek, with its clapboard homes and peaceful milieu, seems just the place to do that. But returning to Sleepy Creek means facing the one cold case she’s never solved: her mother’s murder.
The past becomes the least of her worries, however, when a man is murdered in her best friend’s back yard. Griselda, awesome human being all-round and owner of the local Burger Bar – serving scrumptious delights like the Mexican Fiesta Burger – is the prime suspect. To make matters worse, the handsome detective in charge of the case won’t quit asking questions or drop the icy professionalism whenever Chris counters with her own.
Det. Watson can’t let this one slide – sabbatical or not, she won’t let her friend wind up behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit. Equipped with her cop skills, and that thirst for truth, she sets off to solve the murder before it’s too late.
The Burger Bar Mystery Series
About the Author
Rosie A. Point is the new burger-lovin’ cozy mystery writer on the block. She’s passionate about all thing ‘cooking’ and spends evenings devising new recipes to put her books.
Rosie loves books, burgers, and cats – not necessarily in that order. Her pet kitty, Curly Fries, isn’t as naughty as she makes out in her books. When she’s not lying awake in bed, plotting the next murder, ahem, cozy mystery, she’s out shopping for fresh ingredients, reading, or playing online games.
Rosie wants to hear from you! Whether it’s about a recipe or one of her books, or just a character that you loved or loved to hate, don’t hesitate to reach out.