ALL MY MONEY SAYS IS BYE BYE by Ruth Judy
A cozy mystery with a plot that will keep you guessing and filled with likeable characters, ALL My MONEY SAYS IS BYE BYE is written in a difficult to manage voice. Each chapter presents the omniscient voice of a different character, but the novel succeeds with only a few miss steps. Sue, an apprentice detective; Corrine, a stroke survivor recovering in a nursing home; and Kyle, a college student with detective aspirations, are the lead characters surrounding by a bevy of nursing home residents, nurses, real detectives and police and, of course, the perpetrators of crime.
The various residents of GH (Golden Harvest Nursing home) are presented with warmth and respect even as their challenges with infirmity are clear. Sue, a recent widow of a certain age, is endearingly flawed and persistent. Kyle is impetuous and enthusiastic even when wrong and sure of himself as only the young can be. Corrine is an interesting mix of helplessness and grit.
Devotees of cozies will find themselves looking forward to the next outing of this new voice in the genre.