The Mystery Sisters
Maxine Berra is a retired botany professor living in Colorado. Her sister, Lillian Garrett, is a widowed housewife in Kansas. They travel together in Max's red 1950 Studebaker to see their siblings, nieces, and nephews, as well as old friends. Their visits are not always enthusiastically received because Max tends to be a little bossy. They also seem to end up embroiled in a murder investigation.
Book 1: Reunion and Revenge
The first book is Reunion and Revenge. Max and Lil return to their hometown in southern Minnesota for a family reunions and the annual Midsummer Festival. They are alarmed to find old grudges about the closing of their father's business still holding sway with a few people forty years later.
Book 2: Foliage and Fatalities
Max and Lil set off for a fall trip the wooded hills of Western Pennsylvania to visit Lil's son Terry and his family. While there, they volunteer to help with a haunted house fund raiser sponsored by the bank Terry works for. Then the special effects become too real!