A Body in the Backyard: A Myrtle Clover Mystery

A Body in the Backyard: A Myrtle Clover Mystery

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Elizabeth S. Craig By ElizabethSCraig Completed

It’s just an ordinary day for octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover—until her yardman discovers a dead body planted in her backyard. This death isn’t cut and dried—the victim was bashed in the head with one of Myrtle’s garden gnomes. 

Myrtle’s friend Miles recognizes the body and identifies him as Charles Clayborne… reluctantly admitting he’s a cousin. Charles wasn’t the sort of relative you bragged about—he was a garden variety sleaze, which is very likely why he ended up murdered. As Myrtle starts digging up dirt to nip the killings in the bud, someone’s focused on scaring her off the case. Myrtle vows to find the murderer…before she’s pushing up daisies, herself.

  • amateur
  • amateur-sleuth
  • cozy
  • humor
  • mystery
  • senior
  • southern
Jaylahall1200 Jaylahall1200 Jul 04, 2017
Before reading this line, I didn't imagine Red was a person. I thought Dusty was referring to the dead body 😂
sanorita_22 sanorita_22 Mar 01
If I were her, I would've gone with 'because he called me sugar'😂😂😂😂
raya_annewrites29 raya_annewrites29 Aug 27, 2017
Accusing dear ole Ma about committing a murder?
                              *Jennifer Lopez appears from nowhere and begins to sing 'Ain't Your Mama'*
                              *glare at J Lo* That was quite necessary, thanks Jen.
                              As I was saying Red, accusing your mum about committing a murder?
                              You, my friend, are already growing on me.
Nadishawna Nadishawna Mar 25
😅😅 this is my third read of this one. Puddin cracks me up
BDazzling1 BDazzling1 Sep 04, 2016
Just started reading. Been on my list for ages. What a brilliant galloping start. Grabbed my attention - now I ' m hooked.
SugaRush01 SugaRush01 Nov 15, 2016
I don't no why,  but i keep reading this with an accent similar to Mrs Brown from MBB.  Lol