Pamela and Chris Cross's dream restaurant has burn down. Deciding to rebuild their forties themed restaurant, they purchase a vintage boarding house. When they begin to remodel, they discover a man's skeleton.
Detectives open an investigation. Both Chris and Pamela are amateur sleuths and can't resist poking their noses into police business. When the family of the deceased learns the decades-old case is a low priority for the police, they ask Chris and Pamela for help.
Visiting people in their eighties and nineties, viewing old photo albums, and reading old letters, Chris and Pamela try to piece together what happened. But as they get closer to the truth, will the killer strike at them?
Bogie Nights, with its abundance of forties phrases and references, is a step back in time. The author has a cozy writing voice that lends itself to her chosen genre. She guides us through the story slowly, rather then charging through the plot at top speed. It was a nice change.
That said, the beginning was a little clunky and the book took a while to get started. Overall, I enjoyed the great character development and the fact our main characters did a top rate job of gathering data.
Thank you for the fun story!
You know your day has taken a turn for the worse when you buy a vintage house to convert into a restaurant, and you find a vintage body buried in the basement.
When their forties-themed restaurant burns to the ground, Chris and Pamela Cross buy a vintage house to convert into their new restaurant. They soon discover a murder that stems from the 1940s, and they find that the house they’ve bought used to be a boarding house. At the request of the victim’s family, they begin to investigate the old murder and find that seniors can be just as dangerous as anyone else.