Book one of the Southern Ladies Mystery series. The two main characters of this story are a hoot. One is eighty and the other is four years younger. They have very strong personalities and the relationship between the two after years of living together gives the story a whole new dimension. After an old college friend of theirs shows up with all of her family drama a couple of murders happen in the house that they have to help solve. The ladies are so firmly established in the area that they are never under suspicion though they sure help the police solve the case. The animals are sweet, and I just loved the whole mesh of all the characters. To be honest I give it 3.5 or 3.75 out of 5 stars but had to mark it as 4/5 on Goodreads.