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"Remember the Alibi" takes place in a small North Carolina town, where Peaches Dann, the 55-year-old absent-minded sleuth in this series, is trying to solve a potential murder mystery involving her rich, willful father. After somebody poisons his tea with digitoxin, Peaches believes her father is the next target of a con artist who swindles elderly people out of their money and then conceals their murder as a suicide. The suspects range from her young cousin's current and past boyfriends to a few of her father's round-the-clock nurses. With the help of Ted Holleran, Peaches' 64-year-old husband/sidekick, and a few other characters from the previous book ("Who Killed What's-Her-Name?")--such as "Mustache" (aka Lieutenant John Wilson) who helped solve the previous murder case--, Peaches hopes to uncover the serial killer's identity before s/he has a chance to kill again.
Overall, I thought "Remember the Alibi" was quite good, except for the continuous mention of Peaches' memory book, the one she's in the process of writing: "How to Survive Without a Memory". That slowed the book's pace a bit, though some of the memory tricks were interesting. Still, I thought Peaches was a wonderful female detective--witty, resourceful, and intelligent--even though she was a bit forgetful. I'd certainly recommend this book/series to anyone who likes mysteries solved by quirky, older amateur sleuths.