Small town council meetings are usually boring, but not when Ricki and murder are involved!
When Waterton councilman and local pharmacist, Ralph Waites, takes a wrong turn after a council meeting and ends up face down in the Ohio River, the Waterton police at first think it was an accident. The meeting had been held in the newly renovated warehouse between the Top Shelf and the river to introduce the townspeople to what will become a town museum, craft shop, and meeting rooms. The Top Shelf catered the event, and Ricki and the victim got into a shouting match by the end of it.
When the Waterton police chief starts accusing Ricki of contributing to Ralph’s death by serving him too much wine, Ricki starts investigating. She soon finds the councilman/pharmacist was not the upstanding citizen he seemed to be.
Between playing host to her mother and stepfather, who have come to town to meddle in her love life, and investigating murder, Ricki is a busy woman. And that’s not even counting the catering business she’s trying to get off the ground.
It’s almost enough to drive a bar owner to drink