“Sparkles like the South Florida sunshine...Kate Kennedy is a warm and funny heroine.” – Nancy Martin, Author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries
“Miss Marple with a modern twist...[Wald] is a very funny lady!” – Donna Andrews, Author of the Meg Langslow Mysteries
“A stylish and sophisticated Miss Marple, seeking justice in sunny South Florida instead of a rainy English Village, and meeting the most delightfully eccentric suspects in the process.” – Victoria Thompson, Author of the Gaslight Mysteries
“Kate Kennedy’s wry wit, genuine kindness, and openness to adventure make her a sleuth to cherish. Death is a Bargain is another top-notch entry in a great series.” – Carolyn Hart, Author of the Death on Demand Mysteries
Tired of college, Kate Kennedy’s granddaughter, Katharine, drops out and heads for Florida, landing in the apartment of Kate’s best friend. In her quest for a new life, she takes up with a gang of surfers that go by the name “The Four Boardsmen of the Apocalypse.”
But catching waves can be a dangerous pastime. When Katharine’s surfer crush is killed in a shark attack, foul play is suspected, especially by the police. Fingers are pointing at Katharine—including, to Kate’s disappointment, those of her friend Detective Nick Carbone. It’s up to Kate to prove her beloved granddaughter’s innocence or else Katharine’s “new life” will be spent behind bars.
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Books in the Kate Kennedy, Senior Sleuth Mystery Series:
DEATH WITH AN OCEAN VIEW (#1)
DEATH OF THE SWAMI SCHWARTZ (#2)
DEATH IS A BARGAIN (#3)
DEATH STORMS THE SHORE (#4)
DEATH RIDES THE SURF (#5)
Also by Noreen Wald:
Books in the Jake O’Hara Ghostwriter Mystery Series:
GHOSTWRITER ANONYMOUS (#1)
THE LUCK OF THE GHOSTWRITER (#2)
A GHOSTWRITER TO DIE FOR (#3)
REMEMBRANCE OF GHOSTWRITERS PAST (#4)
GHOSTWRITER FOR HIRE (#5)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…
Noreen Wald lives in downtown Sarasota, Florida, across the street from the Performing Arts Center, with her husband, Steve. Their sons visit often. Hey, surf and sun are great lures. She has served terms as the chapter president of Mystery Writers of America, along with serving as both the Executive Vice President and the Secretary for MWA’s National Board of Directors. She writes the Kate Kennedy, Senior Sleuth Series, and the Jake O’Hara Ghostwriter series, with the latter being a Mystery Guild selection and praised in The New York Daily News, The Sun-Sentinel, and hitting #1 on The Dallas Morning News bestseller list.
A winning contestant on seven television game shows—including Jeopardy!—Noreen later worked for Goodson-Todman and Merv Griffin Productions, helping to develop television game show pilots. She’s lectured at the Smithsonian, the CIA, the National Press Club and aboard the QE II. She taught at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD and at the Florida Center for the Book in Fort Lauderdale.