The Snowbird Murders
by Saundra McKee
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination. Some of the locales are real but are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.
Published by Saundra McKee at Smashwords. Copyright 2011. Saundra McKee.
snow-bird (snburd) noun.
There are snowbirds with feathers like the Junco that live in cold areas. Then there are human snowbirds that at a certain advanced age migrate to warmers areas, like Florida, during the cold winter months.
The above description is accurate but lacks any emotion. The native born Floridian, as well as anyone who claims citizenship of the state for at least a few years, loves to voice a disdain of the graying population that spends millions of dollars trying to soak up a few rays of winter sun. On the other hand, many of the Northerners accept the title as a badge of honor and even display it on their golf caps, t-shirts and RV license plates. The two groups mix as little as possible, only interacting in market places where the snowbirds purchase overpriced materials with more than a few grumbles.
The above definition also lacks the fascinating details that played themselves out recently in what was to become known throughout the eastern United States as the “Snowbird Murders.” Some say the whole thing started with an argument over a parking space, but those in the know realize the roots of the story lie much deeper.