THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING CRYSTAL GOLF BALL (CANTERBURY GOLF CLUB MINI-MYSTERY)
At the Canterbury Golf Club’s luncheon for prospective members, Beatrice Yates is horrified when a crystal golf ball that had been owned by the great golfer Bobby Jones goes missing. Accusing the prospective members of stealing the priceless golf relic will surely insult them and they will stomp out, thus helping the thief escape and putting the New England small town club in yet more desperate financial straits.
Word might get around. No new members might apply. The club might close.
Because everyone in the clubhouse’s dining room is a suspect, amateur sleuth Beatrice is going to need all the help she can get to solve the mystery, find the thief, and recover the club’s precious crystal golf ball before lunch is over.
This closed-door, short cozy mini-mystery is just the beginning of Canterbury Golf Club’s problems, but it’s certainly not the last. Enjoy this quick, bite-sized nugget of mystery and the series of golf-related mayhem starring Beatrice Yates, who is a retired kindergarten teacher and the Lady Captain at the Canterbury Golf Club!
A MURDER AT THE COUNTRY CLUB (CANTERBURY GOLF CLUB #1)
On the night of the Canterbury Golf Club’s First Annual Glow-ball Golf Tournament, Lady Captain Beatrice Yates argues with Rudolph “Ruddy” Agani in front of all the members and specially invited guests because Ruddy can’t get along with anyone. When Ruddy is found murdered on the club’s seventeenth hole soon after, Beatrice becomes the prime suspect. Even her best friend and golf partner, Trudi, struggles to defend her.
But Beatrice is not the only golfer who wanted to bash Ruddy over the head with a niblick. Ruddy was a stingy old coot and owed plenty of people in the small town money that he could’ve paid back, and he had carried those penny-pinching ways over to the club’s finances, too. The list of suspects looks like Saturday morning’s tee times schedule.
With her best friend, Trudi, and her cantankerous uncle Arnie at her side, retired kindergarten-teacher Beatrice is prepared to play the whole course to solve the mystery, find the killer, and repair the club’s reputation before money problems force her cherished club to close.
A MURDER AT THE DEVIL'S BALL (CANTERBURY GOLF CLUB HALLOWEEN MYSTERY)
Retired kindergarten teacher and Lady Captain Beatrice “Bee” Yates is in charge of the Canterbury Golf Club's annual Halloween masquerade party, the Devil's Ball. A storm blows up and wipes out the clubhouse’s road, stranding the partygoers at the club for the night, and one of the guests winds up dead at the bottom of a staircase. Everyone assumes a terrible accident occurred in the fatal fall of the vivacious and flirtatious Vanessa, but Bee suspects foul play. The strategically placed golf tees at the top of the staircase seem to have been scattered after her terrible fall.
Club members and guests alike are suspects as Bee tries to investigate who could have killed the belle of the Devil’s Ball, but she has to keep her suspicions as quiet as a golf professional’s tee shot because the social club has money problems. The club needs new members, but no one would join a golf club right after yet another murder.
With all the prospective new members and club members huddled in the clubhouse during the howling New England nor’easter, finding out who killed Vanessa becomes imperative before the murderer kills again.