Lisa Henderson's return trip to Denver after dropping off her youngest child at college in Texas has just hit a life-changing detour. With her adorable Westie in tow, Lisa is waiting at Delia's Diner in Humble, Texas, while her engine is repaired, unaware that the mechanics are crooks. As she sits missing her daughter, despairing over her shaky marriage, and mourning her abandoned career as a jazz pianist, in through the diner door comes Trinity Reed.
Trinity, a bright young woman roughly the same age as Lisa's daughter, has just been fired by Billy Joe and Bubby Ray Cobb-the corrupt mechanics. Next thing Lisa knows, she, her dog, and a new traveling companion are taking a gun-blazing joyride to Graceland. It's going to be a hilarious and poignant journey, so gentlewomen: start your engines!
About the Author
Most of Leslie's novels are murder mysteries, and she considers the time she was taken hostage in a robbery to be the beginning of her life in crime. In that particular instance, her knack for finding humor--something she readily employs in her writing--nearly got her killed. The robbery occurred at the bar in Boston where she worked as the head-waitress, and she informed a large, bearded young man that he'd missed last call. Minutes later, the man burst back through the doors with a rifle in one hand and a shotgun in the other. Although a couple of her coworkers screamed in terror, Leslie's first thought was: He's taking missing last call WAY too seriously. That observation amused her, and earned her a jab with the business end of the shotgun--which instantly sobered her.
Nowadays, Leslie continues to find humor in unusual situations and joy in her writing. She hopes to keep writing well into her well-aged-like-fine-wine years. (And to avoid armed robberies.)