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Late for Square Dancing: Senior Sleuths Cozy Mystery

(The Way Over the Hill Gang #4)

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  28 reviews
A missing woman. A surprising suspect. A curious conundrum.

The senior sleuths have a knack for sniffing out trouble, but when a missing woman cold case falls in their laps, all hands must be on deck to solve it. Unfortunately, this case hits a little too close to home, and quickly becomes an active case with dire consequences if they’re not careful.

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Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published January 18th 2020 by Sleeping Dragon Press
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John Presler
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marci and Lance have another cold case for the Senior Sleuths. This case involves a missing woman who is the wife of one of Lance's neighbors, Robert Simmons. The case was brought back to light due to a letter, supposedly from Loretta Simmons, which said if anything happened to her, her husband would be responsible. This is one case the Senior Sleuths will be working on their own, since Lance and Marci have a conflict of interest, which prevents them from working the case.

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Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Getting older doesn’t change your personality, but it can irritate you to be stereo typed by younger people. Together five senior citizens help a detective in assisted living while recuperating from injuries solve cold cases. Humorous and entertaining, this is an enjoyable read of five distinct personalities trying to solve crimes by ‘committee’ with one vehicle between them.
I loved this book. I liked the idea of MK Scott's using elderly people to help solve crimes. I really enjoyed seeing and had fun seeing who was murderer? Who was the bad guy? I'm hooked on the series. I highly recommend it. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It's a page turner and easy to read.
Will read again and look forward to the rest of the series.
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The latest Senior Sleuths mystery focuses on Eunice, the abrasive woman who forced her way into the group. It delves into her past — her father told her to laugh at other kids’ jokes and offer an occasional compliment, while her mother encouraged her to accept the first marriage proposal she received, since another wasn’t likely, and her late husband had enjoyed reminding her of that. So she takes charge of the newest investigation — a missing wife — and shrug responsibility for planning a squar ...more
Barbara Hackel
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Senior Sleuths are back, this time with an open case that has the police baffled. Marci and Lance can't be involved, so the 5 seniors are totally on their own. The case involves a missing wife, a nerdy husband, and a nerdy ex-husband who is still in love with his ex, and pining for her return. Things aren't exactly as they appear (are they ever?) and that is both on the case and at the home where the seniors live. Eunice has found and adopted a cat...but it may just belong to somebody else. ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delightful story but with danger for the senior sleuths. They are supposed to be off the case. But you know that's not going to happen. In between square dance lessons, arranging for a barn, a caller and getting music together for a dance. The seniors keep snooping. A woman is missing and they are determined to find her. This puts them in danger.
Eunice has a cat hidden in her room and needs supplies.
She will have to eat crow to get Herman to drive her around. Join the seniors on this roller coas
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The senior residents of the Greener Pastures Convalescent Center have a new case and they are eager to put their talents together to find a missing and possibly murdered woman. However, they are suddenly pulled off the case by the recovering detective, Marcy, and her partner, Lance. Not surprisingly, the team decides to surreptitiously continue their investigations and what follows is an exciting, entertaining and dangerous caper. Eunice juggles planning a barn dance and trying to keep her new c ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eunice is a little bossy, and that makes it hard for the other members of the senior amateur sleuths to warm up to her.
The sleuths live at Greener Pastures Convalescent Center, and they are bound and determined to solve a case of a missing woman. Lance and Marci can't get involved in the case, so it's up to the senior sleuths to figure out what happened to Loretta.
Things get a little hairy, and there are plenty of twists that will have you trying to figure out what happened to Loretta.
An enjoyab
Darlene Riggs
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A feisty group of senior sleuths to the rescue!
The story revolves around five amateur senior sleuths who are residents of the Greener Pastures Convalescent Center. But don’t discount the energy and abilities of these senior citizens! They are known to assist the police in solving cold cases. So, they begin working a new cold case with Lance and Marci (a detective recovering from a severe injury she received while on-the-job). Just when the senior sleuths were getting their plan together to solve
Bernadette Cinkoske
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love The Way Over the Hill Gang. They do some of their best work in Late for Square Dancing. These well developed older sleuths each have their own strength that they apply to the cases. This one is not a cold case - just a missing person. In this well written book, the sleuths continue working even after they are told to stop. If you love older characters and a great mystery, be sure to read this book! I highly recommend it.
Jill Anna  Freeman
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Late for Square Dancing- (The Way Over the Hill Gang - Book 4) ” by M.K. Scott is a tale of Senior Sleuths who while they may reside at the Greener Pastures Convalescent Center....there is nothing that is “out to pasture” about this group. These feisty seniors saddle up to solve a rapidly warming “cold case” ...just in time for the authentic barn dance...and when maturity mandates using brains rather than brawn ...outthinking criminals works to these seniors advantage...especially when retaining ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, as I have loved all the ones in this series. This book is written from the point of view of Eunice and tells how she perceives everything. The case involves a missing woman, but an apparently lost letter suggests that her husband may have killed her. Although detectives Lance and Marci originally asked the senior sleuths to help, they had later been asked not to pursue the case. Of course the seniors didn't listen and got themselves into all sorts of trouble. The story keeping ...more
Jean Curran
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with these jaunty ladies and gents as they went about their very entertaining quest to locate a missing person as well as maintain their credibility and reputations (and sweethearts!) at the senior citizens centre where they have to tackle life problems such as organizing a barn dance and teaching their fellow seniors how to square dance. Add an illicit stray cat into the mix and a whole lot of hilarity ensues. I read this book as a free ARC but this is my voluntary and honest rev ...more
Sandy Grant
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
M.K. Scott always creates the best stories and this one is no exception. Those of you who have read the authors fabulous Painted Inn series will be delighted to know Herman and his friends are back!

With a great gang of characters and a hilarious plot this book will have you forgetting everything you should be doing. Solving cold cases is what keeps this merry little band of friends young at heart but this time the case might not be so cold... Throw in a darling cat and you have the perfect cozy
Diane Rapp
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Relationships mature within the group

This episode is written from the point of view of Eunice. Readers see her change and learn how to fit into the group. As they search for a missing wife, understanding relationships becomes the key to solving the mystery.

I love this series and appreciate the age-related problems they face. I recommend this book highly.
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely delightful. If I ever need to live in a convalescent center, I hope to find these folks in residence. The writing is fresh and skillful. The plot is tight and multi-layered, and the characters are well drawn and believable. I received this book free and chose to make a voluntary, unbiased review.
Kay Tuck
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great story of senior sleuths.

Another great story of senior sleuths. I really enjoy reading about their busy investigations. They always have so much fun doing it too. It was a book that grabs you from the beginning and keeps you guessing until the very end. I highly recommend this book and series to anyone that enjoys a good cozy mystery.
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just love the Senior Sleuths! There’s never a dull moment when Eunice, Lola, Gus, Herman, and Jake are on the case. They may be older adults but their imagination and sleuthing abilities rival much younger people! You can’t stop laughing at their sneaking around like kids sneaking out of the house! Such a fun read!
David Berg
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free advance review copy of this book and am voluntarily providing my honest review. This was my first time reading about the Senior Sleuths, I truly enjoyed it and I'm going to buy the first 3 books in the series. I couldn't put it down. Eunice reminded me of people I've known. I recommend this book.
reader 1085
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love the senior sleuths and the mishaps they get involved in. The back story on Eunice explains her attitude and crotchetiness . Hope this series wont stop with Marcie going home. I was given a free ARC by the author. My review is freely and honestly given
J.S. Peck
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
M.K. Scott has written another fun book about the senior sleuths. The author does a great job of bringing the characters and their actions to life within a senior center. The storyline is good and easy to follow. I enjoyed it.
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Really enjoying this series. There's plenty of drama, comedy and subterfuge in each book. Love the character development too. The only strange thing for me was the change in spelling from Marcy to Marci in the fourth book.
Dec 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute story

Thought the book was ok. There were some parts that were funny and some were good for a mystery but I guess I was looking for something different so felt a little disappointed. I will try another book by this author later. Will not give up on him/her.
stephanie huntington
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining, really enjoying this series
Hinda Rochel
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cute and sweet cozy. I enjoyed the characters, and the mystery.
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love love love the Way Over the Hill Gang ❣️ Must read❣️
Mary Heiner
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a well written story. The sleuths were funny and really told the story. I also liked that they had cats involved. Good story.
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just love this crazy group! This mystery is very well written and reads at a fast pace. Can't wait to see what their next adventure is. I received an ARC and this is my honest opinion. ...more
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M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries, The Talking Dog Detective Agency, which is set In Indianapolis, and The Way Over the Hill Gang series.

Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and va

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