A Hattie Moon Mystery introduces Hattie Moon, an unassuming, octogenarian who steps out of her dusty world of cat hair, mixed-up days, and rambling conversations with her dead husband to solve the murder of her paperboy, Jason Meeks. She, along with her friend Muriel Manning, unravel clues the police have missed and suddenly find themselves swirling in a deceitful, troubling world of marital infidelity, drugs, the dark web, and a diabolical force that hovers, ready to pounce.
The year she stopped eating and working and talking, she devolved, draping cloth over mirrors, not brushing her teeth. She went from Emily Dickinson to Sylvia Plath to Anne Sexton, reading their work over and over, copying their words. A day came. She reached for a pencil... cracked egg, hot griddle. Her first poem filled two pages. She now eats oatmeal and wanton soup from the Chinese restaurant.