“What are you going to do now that you’ve retired?” That’s the question so many men and women get when they approach that significant passage of life. And that’s the question Jasper and Robert answered when, with the permission and cooperation of their wives, they decided to start a business: escorting elderly ladies to various formal occasions. A “legitimate” business. No hanky-panky. And they hired a couple pals – also retired – to help them. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best-laid plans, well, they don’t turn out as expected. So when a murder occurs and Robert is involved, the escort business turns into a kind of detective agency. They have a murder mystery to solve, and the police seem to be thinking that Robert is the murderer. It’s a compelling and lively read, filled with twists and turns.
“A word about the women in this story: Patient. Truth is, Robert and Jasper wouldn’t have been quite so eager for Franny and Charlotte to go to work for a female escort service, as the women were for Robert and Jasper to go to work for this one…”
Maxwell Cooke is the nom de plume for a very cool mysterious writer. This is his first novel. He is a New York author who has lived in the Pacific Northwest, in Europe, and in Asia. He has been a college professor and an entrepreneur. He is now retired.