Smart, But Dead
Friday, November 20th 2015
About Nancy West: When Nancy G. West was writing her suspense novel, NINE DAYS TO EVIL, supporting character Aggie Mundeen popped up and demanded that Nancy write a book about her. Or maybe a series.
FIT TO BE DEAD, #1 (starring Aggie): Lefty Award Finalist: Best Humorous Mystery.
DANG NEAR DEAD, #2: A “Must Read”__Southern Writers Magazine.
SMART, BUT DEAD, #3: Aggie learns genetic secrets of staying young and critical lessons about love and about staying alive.
"Engaging characters. Great story." __Jennifer Schell, Reviewer
"West's mysteries: Fannie Flagg with dead bodies.__Kay Ellington, Lone Star Library
About Smart, But Dead: Skirting forty and appalled by the prospect of descending into middle-age decrepitude, Aggie Mundeen blasts off to the local university to study the genetics of aging. In addition to providing youthful hints for readers of her column, "Stay Young with Aggie," Aggie is doggedly determined to stay young.
Despite conflicts with her professor, she learns about the Human Genome Project and DNA. When she discovers a dead body, Detective Sam reminds her not to “help” with the investigation. But dangerously curious and programmed to prod, she races to solve the crime, winds up the prime suspect and is on target to become next campus corpse.