Eleanor and Lydia, Book 2 When Eleanor's great-granddaughter, Lydia, shows up seeking her help, the "retired" detective knows she has no choice but to spring into action once again. Lydia has been attending classes at a local university and has great admiration for one of the teaching assistants who has been doing cutting edge research. On a trip to Washington DC to start on a new, ground-breaking project, the woman and her work disappeared. The local police aren't taking the case seriously, but Lydia believes her friend is in real trouble. With a solid history of sleuthing together in the past, the unlikely team confidently heads out in search of clues. Soon, they find themselves knee-deep in corporate intrigue and murderous greed with nothing more than their wits and the contents of Eleanor's enormous handbag to save themselves. My entry for the 2020 Open Novella Contest.