When amateur sleuth and DIY enthusiast Ginger Barnes gets transplanted from the “wrong side of the river” to Philadelphia’s tony “Main Line” by her husband’s job, she quickly learns crime can strike very close to home, no matter where home is.
When her husband becomes head of struggling Bryn Derwyn Academy, Ginger Barnes learns that murder on the campus can kill a school’s reputation in a heartbeat. To move the scandal off the front page before the school goes under, Gin uses her Mop Squad job to nudge the investigation along. Will her amateur sleuthing save her family’s new home, or will her good intentions backfire?
Fierce competitor Iffy Bigelow gets herself strangled at the world-famous Philadelphia Flower Show, and if she ever wants to hear the end of it, Ginger Barnes must sift through hundreds of suspects to unearth whoever killed her mother’s dear old friend.
A daylight burglary turns to murder when Ginger Barnes’s neighborhood friend returns home at the worst possible time. Thefts and threats and wild accusations swiftly follow, but it’s the attack on elderly eccentric Letty MacNair that hammers home the message—anybody could be next.
On the heels of a nasty divorce, a dog trainer is blamed for her ex-husband’s suspicious death. As the accused is being led off to jail, she begs her friend and sometime sleuth Ginger Barnes to save her guard dog, an assignment that also includes solving the murder.
Amateur detective Ginger Barnes would love to save her childhood babysitter, “Uncle Wunk,” from spending his retirement years in Federal prison. But how can she hope to convince a jury he’s innocent of antique fraud—and murder—if she fails to convince herself? Cameos by Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross.
Back to her spunky self after the loss of her husband, amateur sleuth Ginger Barnes faces her most perplexing mystery yet—men. Men who mistreat their wives, men suspected of murder, and men who ask her out.