A secretive philanthropist books Betty Snickerdoodle's brand-new inn for her elite, ultra-private holiday poker tournament. With the hefty fee she's offering, it seems like Christmas has come early--especially since the inn's not even open yet!
But Bea Sickles--the savvy, 70-something ex-poker pro turned author behind Betty Snickerdoodle--smells trouble.
"It might be a gift from Santa," she says, "or we might be getting a scam in our stocking."
The set-up is undeniably odd. And as the tycoons settle in for their high-stakes vacation, the shindig starts to look even stranger. Bea's so certain there's something fishy about these fat cats and their game, she buys in for $50,000, just to keep an eye on them. But a shady game is hardly the only suspicious thing about these whales. Before long, accidents start happening--and Bea and Angela, her talented millennial business partner, start to wonder if what looks like an accident could actually be murder....More info →
Irascible, unfiltered Bea Sickles is living happily ever after as a chain-smoking hermit in Napa Valley — until an amateur crook named Cash barges into her home and her life.
Cash’s get-rich-quick scheme: Steal a Betty Snickerdoodle manuscript, publish it, and pocket the proceeds. Bea's made millions off those syrupy holiday romance novels — and now Cash wants a piece of the action!
What Cash doesn’t know is that Bea’s no ordinary septuagenarian millionaire. She’s a fearless, wily ex-poker pro who loves nothing more than being underestimated. And now she’s concocted a high-stakes plan to teach Cash a lesson.
It’s a gamble that just might blow up in Bea’s face. Luckily, she has a friend in her corner — Angela Garcia, the brilliant, beautiful marketer who used social media to make Betty Snickerdoodle a publishing phenomenon.
Cash will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Can Bea and Angela stop him – and save their publishing enterprise – before it’s too late?More info →