Book One

Author: Ann Warner


A morose parrot with a reputation for biting perches in a small cage in the lobby of Brookside Retirement Community. For Josephine, a reluctant resident, he sums up the place which friend and handwriting expert, Lill, has dubbed Babbling Brook (in honor of the missing waterway and the more exasperating residents). However, Brookside turns out to be more interesting than Josephine expected, as it becomes the setting for art theft, other dodgy dealings, and…naked poker. Investigating the unusual events, Josephine and Lill befriend Devi Subramanian, a young woman Josephine tries to prevent from making the same mistakes she has made.

I totally enjoyed this book. I could not put it down until I realized that it was almost five a.m. and my husband woke up and gave me the look. You all know the one! An Amazon Customer

Mystery, nosy old biddies, liars, cheats, romance, intrigue, and lots of human frailty and courage all wrapped into one wonderful read. Don’t pass up a very enjoyable read. Janet Tunget

The quirky members of THE BABBLING BROOK NAKED POKER CLUB will charm and inspire you, as they band together to catch a thief. Gail Cleare, author of THE TASTE OF AIR