A Recipe for Dying

A Recipe For Dying

By Patricia Brown

The old people are dying in this small coastal town of Waterton, but no one seems to notice–after all, that’s what old folk do, isn’t it? Eleanor and her delightful assortment of friends, most whom are getting up in age, set out to discover what is going on. Is it a series of mercy killings, or murder, and is their investigation putting them in danger?
Eleanor has a complicated life, much more complicated than a retired school teacher could want. A precocious 10-year old girl from down the street, an impertinent parrot, a group of hilarious friends, an on-again, off-again suitor, and a husband that seems to be running very late are just the beginning. Can she cope with being in the middle of the hunt for a serial killer too?


Sharleeen Nelson from Glad Eye Press sent this book and it’s sequel to me and I’m so thankful she did.

I really enjoyed the writing style of Patricia Brown. The book was a little slow at first, though part of that could have been due to the many interruptions from my kids.

I loved the friendship of Eleanor and coffee club friends had. I felt like I was getting a glimpse of my future with my own bookclub besties. Brown touched on many topics elderly deal with and even some of us younger generations may face as we start caring for our aging parents and grandparents. She did this in a respectable and honoring way that really made me feel for the characters. I enjoyed lots of laughs with these friends as well.

Brown did a great job of weaving a great mystery in the midst of this story of friendship and aging. She scattered clues and adrenaline inducing moments throughout the story. I am very rarely surprised at the ending of books, but this one stumped me. I had suspicions, but I wasn’t exactly sure how it was all going to end. Patricia Brown and Glad Eye Press may be small unknown authors and press, but you need to keep an eye on them. I’ve now read three books published by Glad Eye Press and loved them all.