ELIZABETH HAWN grew up in central North Carolina. After college in Ohio and five years in Japan, she returned to the North Carolina Piedmont, where she spent twenty-five years as a librarian. She and her husband now live in the North Carolina mountain.
MURDER . . . IN OAK HILL? The quiet little town of Oak Hill North Carolina is shocked when highway construction unearths a human skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull, and horrified when a beloved educator is murdered in her home a few days later. But help is on the way because . . . IDA MAE AND CLAUDIA ARE ON THE CASE! Pushing eighty but ready for adventure the two women are neighbors in a retirement community. Between them Ida Mae who is white and Claudia who is African-American know almost everything there is to know about the town. If they pool their knowledge can they solve the crimes ahead of Oak Hill's two police detectives and an eage but clueless newspaper reporter? Suspects include a shady real estate developer a teenage drug dealer a family of moonshiners a mysterious stranger with dragon tattoos and a wealthy woman who has returned to Oak Hill after a sixty-year absence. Join in the fun as Ida Mae and Claudia sift through Oak Hill's secrets to untangle mysteries in the past and present!
Joseph M Knight