After an accident, Margot Manning, a glamorous and worldly socialite finds herself trapped in a Senior Life-Care facility. Beset by greedy relatives who are petitioning to become her conservators, she struggles to regain her independence and win her freedom.
When mysterious deaths occur in the skilled care section, she turns sleuth and begins asking questions that put her life in danger, jeopardize her court case and incur the displeasure of her dashing boyfriend.
Tune in for Margot's zany antics, romantic travails, and growing empathy with fellow residents.
Feisty Old Lady Cocktail Compliments of Alan Divack's blog
For a single serving:
Stir with ice in a cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds (stirring rather than shaking has nothing to do with not bruising the spirits; it results in less dilution, which is important when the cocktail will be cut with relatively low-alcohol sparkling wine):
Strain into a champagne flute and top off with well-chilled sparkling wine, about 3-4 ounces depending on the size of your flute. A nice, but not essential touch, is to chill the flute in the freezer first.
“Weitz has admirably created a senior sleuth who is not a Miss Marple type but instead a fun-loving fashionista who likes to flirt and (gasp!) have sex. Through her nursing-home setting and conservator subplot, the author effectively exposes the vulnerabilities and insecurities that older people, particularly women, face in today’s society. Weitz never lets this occasionally meandering narrative stay downbeat for long, however, and leaves readers looking forward to the next adventures featuring this lively, life-affirming protagonist. An affecting, amusing whodunit that defies ageist stereotypes.”