Ivy Elizabeth Beasley is ready to share her golden years and plans to wed Roy Vivian Goodman on the fifth of May. A spinster more, the private eye is in for marriage, murder and mishaps galore. It s the talk of Ivy Beasley's retirement community, her fianc(c), Roy, has quite the hefty inheritance. And when, against Ivy s wishes, Roy asks his dubious nephew, furniture salesman Steven Wright, to be the best man, she cant help but disapprove. When a body is discovered in a nearby furniture shop, Ivy and her team of sleuths may be closer to a dangerous reception than they realise.
Ann Purser is also the author of the Lois Meade Mysteries that ran from Murder on Monday to Sorrow on Sunday andnow continue Lois Meade's sleuthing in Warning at One, Tragedy at Two, Threats at Three, Foul Play at Four, and Found Guilty at Five.The series featuring Ivy Beasley includes such titles as The Hangman's Row Enquiry and The Measby Murder Enquiry. She was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire, and has lived most of her life in villages. She has turned her hand to many things, including journalism (as a columnist for SHE magazine), keeper of hens and donkeys, art gallery manager, clerical assistant in a village school, Open University graduate, novelist, mother of three, wife of Philip Purser, critic and writer. She is an avid reader of detective stories.