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About Elizabeth Perona
Liz Dombrosky graduated from Ball State University in the Honors College with a degree in teaching. She is currently a stay-at-home mom. MURDER ON THE BUCKET LIST, co-written with her father, is her first novel.
Tony Perona is the author of the Nick Bertetto mystery series (SECOND ADVENT, ANGELS WHISPER, and SAINTLY REMAINS), the standalone thriller THE FINAL MAYAN PROPHECY, and co-editor and contributor to the anthologies RACING CAN BE MURDER and HOOSIER HOOPS & HIJINKS. Tony is a member of Mystery Writers of America and has served the organization as a member of the Board of Directors and as Treasurer. He is also a member of Sisters-in-Crime.
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The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool shed provides a perfect distraction. When a dead body flops out, it’s an answered prayer for Charlotte, since the first item on her list is to solve a murder.
Unfortunately for Charlotte and Francine, before they can discover who really killed the man, they must negotiate neighborhood tours of the crime scene, press coverage of their skinny-dipping, an angry homeowners’ association, a disastrous appearance on Good Morning America, media offers sought by a hungry publicist, and a clever killer.
“Bubbly characters keep this cozy debut lively as you search through the red herrings for the big fish.”—Kirkus Reviews
"A well-crafted mystery."—New York Journal of Books
"Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Elizabeth Perona's charming debut, Murder on the Bucket List. This warm and witty caper features delightful characters, hilarious antics, and a celebration of friendship . . . Don't miss it!"—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author of The White House Chef Mysteries and The Manor House Mysteries
"Elizabeth Perona mixes murder, mystery and a charming cast of characters to concoct an engaging and fun read. High on ingenuity and imagination, low on gore, Murder on the Bucket List keeps the reader guessing."—Mary Jane Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Cake Mysteries and The Key News Thrillers
"Murder on the Bucket List is the best kind of cozy mystery—inviting, engaging, intelligent, warm, and witty. Elizabeth Perona's ensemble cast of senior sleuths puts out a welcome mat I couldn't refuse, and you shouldn't either."—Molly McRae, national bestselling author of The Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries
"Elizabeth Perona has created a wonderfully light read, with a fun combo of race cars, suburban life, adventurous seniors, and a killer I did not see coming. Can't wait for the next adventure of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club!"—Clare O'Donohue, author of The Someday Quilts Mysteries
The Skinny-Dipping Grandmas Bare All When their Pinup Calendar Shoot Goes Terribly Wrong
Working on a television taping to promote the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, the ladies decide to use their access to the Roseville Bridge to cross #39 off Charlotte’s bucket list: Be a Sexy Calendar Girl. But the photo shoot is interrupted by gunshots and Francine’s cousin William stumbling down the riverbank followed by a man with a gun. William sustains life-threatening injuries, but is it attempted homicide?
Francine and Charlotte go into detective mode to uncover the secret William knew about the shooter. Their success, however, depends on surviving two arson events, a séance, a shortage of Mary Ruth’s wildly popular corn fritter donuts, memory-challenged nursing home residents, and a killer who refuses to go up in flames.
"Perona crafts another clever adventure . . . with a magical ending, and the feisty and smart seniors are an engaging lot and will appeal to Agatha Raisin fans."—Booklist
"Cozy fans will enjoy spending time with Francine and friends."—Publishers Weekly
"A wonderful cozy . . . This is one group that no matter what your age, you will want to join up with and have a whole lot of fun."—Suspense Magazine
"The second in this series spices up Perona's usual recipe with a little fantasy."—Kirkus Reviews
"Plenty of fun . . . After reading Murder Under the Covered Bridge, you'll have a new appreciation for these seniors who have plenty of rev left under the hood."—Mystery Scene
"If you miss getting new episodes of Murder, She Wrote every week, you should definitely check out the Bucket List mystery series. Thank goodness Perona has given these senior sleuths long bucket lists, so we can hope for many more adventures with them."—Donna Andrews, author of The Meg Langslow series