Aggie Mundeen, has moved from Chicago to San Antonio, Texas. Approaching her forties she has decided that she needs to investigate improvement to combat the aging process, particularly before anyone realises that she is the ‘Dear Aggie’ who writes the ‘Adventures in Staying Young’ column. As part of her new physical fitness regime she has registered in graduate school for the course Aspects of Aging. Now she decides to check out the Fit and Firm Health Club.
Obtaining a guest pass she sets of to investigate the facilities, and in minutes she meets gorgeous Pete Reeves, who offers her a tour of the work-out rooms, handsome hunk Mickey Shannon who has a strong resemblance to Tom Selleck, and friendly Ned Barclay. The girls in the women’s locker room are not quite so friendly. But before she can cement any friendships she finds a body in the pool. Luckily prompt action on her part averts disaster, but was it really an accident?
On her next visit to beat the flab Aggie is not on hand to avert a death, and is determines to find the killer. Meanwhile, Detective Sam Vanderhoven turns up - she and Sam have been friends along time. Aggie would like something more, but whilst thrilled to see him, is aware that he will hamper her investigations.
Her methods are hilarious. I laughed so much I had to put the book down to find tissues to mop up my eyes which were streaming, I had laughed so much. Her descriptions on the work-out were wonderful – we’ve all been there, in my case never to go again.
There are some great characters in the book, and it swings along. It’s a good plot and keeps the reader guessing, although all the clues are there. A light-hearted read, romance, murder and fun, what more could you want in a book. Recommended.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes