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Lavender Pit



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The Lavender Pit by Martha Housen

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What started out as a tour of the historic Bisbee Arizona, and old Mexico, for a group senior's who are a part of an Elderventure program, turns into a nightmare of deception, foreign intrigue and murder. Ruthann Dempsey is an attractive single, freelance journalist vacationing with the group in Bisbee, she endeavors to solve the murder of a fellow elderventurer. All the while enjoying the history, art and travel offered by the tour, she writes about and enjoys the diverse characters she meets. Thurgood Brewster (Goody) a handsome white-haired widower, who has taken an interest in Ruthann. He joins her in an attempt to solve the mystery. Tennie Woodruff, a sassy 75 year-old woman who comes from Tennessee, and is Ruthann's roommate, is busy playing matchmaker for Goody and Ruthann. She was an army nurse serving on Corregidor when General Douglas MacArthur was whisked away to safety.
Release date NZ
June 16th, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations
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