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Sophie Redesigned: A Sophie and Sam Mystery

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"Why not live dangerously for a change?"
She knows she's smart, but she's bored. When Sophie meets "Sam," a pre-Internet police detective who depends on her professional skills at the Dorado Bay Public Library, she decides to retire and go freelance. He's reluctant to hire her as a consulting researcher until she beats him to the murder scene and knows the victim. They awk
Paperback, 314 pages
Published March 18th 2010 by Outskirts Press
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Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first in a series of books that was inspired by the author's mother-in-law just after she moved out of her Florida gulf coast home and into a new condo in a retirement village. Over the years she introduced the author to her friends and neighbors who shared the life stories of trials and tribulations. Sophie is a character invented to observe a multitude of choices they make when they are faced with growing old, diminishing resources, physical, emotional and financial. She also explo ...more
Wendy Hines
Jun 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Sophie knows nothing good can come of her neighbor being paid to watch the house across the street. And she is absolutely correct. Roland Urquardt is found dead in a pond and Sophie is so bored of her librarian retired life she decides to investigate. Most sleuths need a partner, and Sophie is no exception. She's always helped police detective Sam with his internet searches at the library, so when she beats him to the scene, he warily agrees to work with her.

The two try to work well together, b
Diana Jackson
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I so enjoyed this mystery. It was set in an unfamiliar environment to me in a development in America and I can imagine the sort of retirement villages we see appearing around the UK. Sophie, once a librarian is now a sleuth. Here relationship with her friend and detective is a complex one, as is association with her neighbours ... then a murder is carried out almost on her doorstep as she finds the body of a shy neighbour in the lake.
I have so much empathy for Sophie as she struggles to find a n
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