KNOCKED (CD)Audiobook CD - 2017
When P.I. Regan Reilly heads to her tenth reunion at Quiltier, an all-women's college in western Massachusetts, she expects to spend the weekend reconnecting with old friends, reminiscing, and ducking the director of development. But not far from Quiltier Regan impulsively gets off the highway to stop at a diner owned by a couple she was friendly with in her college days, only to find Dot and Don bound and gagged in the basement, their cash register cleaned out. Regan helps police investigate the crime scene and promises a furious Dot, who won't rest until "that miserable creep" is apprehended, that she will stay on the case.
That evening, two 102-year-old Quiltier alums, aggravated that they were assigned rooms in the infirmary on their eightieth reunion weekend, slip out of the building. The Director of Development, who'd been making the rounds of the class dinners in a last ditch effort for donations, becomes increasingly alarmed as the hour grows later and the women have yet to return. At 11:30 p.m. Regan meets the college president and the campus police who decide to ring the college bells, rouse the returning alums out of bed, and send them out in search parties across campus and the sleepy town.
And then there's the question of who from Regan's class gave an anonymous $1 million dollar donation. Where did she get the money? Why does she want it to be used to buy new mattresses? When is she going to hand over the check?
So much for a quiet reunion.
The quirky colorful personalities who work at the college and the local television station, as well as the Quiltier grads and others who somehow find their way to campus, keep listeners glued to this fast-paced and fun mystery.