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Poppy Harmon Investigates

by Lee Hollis

Recently widowed Poppy Harmon discovers that her husband left her penniless. He was a gambler and even gambled away their daughter’s trust fund money. He had taken out a second mortgage without Poppy’s knowledge. Poppy is a retired actress who played a detective’s secretary in a 1970’s television series. She counts her time on tv as experience being a private investigator, applies for and gets her California private investigator license. Together with her best friends Iris and Violet, she opens a detective agency. They hire Violet’s 12-year-old computer whiz grandson to create their website. The three 60+ year old women don’t garner any business until they start using Matt’s face on their website. (Matt is the actor boyfriend of Poppy’s daughter.) With the arrival of Matt, the agency is hired to retrieve stolen jewels for singer Shirley Fox, a fellow resident at the Palm Leaf Retirement Village in Palm Springs, California.

The first entry in the Desert Flowers Mystery series is a cute quick cozy. I look forward to reading the other two in the series.

Desert Flowers Mystery series

1. Poppy Harmon Investigates (2018)
2. Poppy Harmon and the Hung Jury (2019)
3. Poppy Harmon and the Pillow Talk Killer (202

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~Emma

(In my opinion the book cover is fun but a little deceiving. I don’t think Poppy or Violet or Iris look like the 60+ year old private eye depicted.)

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