Rather than spending her inheritance on a sporty new Mustang, Haint Blue responds to her mid-life crisis by purchasing a dilapidated fish camp and converting it into a meditation/yoga retreat.
An insecure albino, she must rely on her Buddhist tenets to get through the soft opening of her retreat as her guests, the weather, the wildlife, and ultimately murder, sorely test the focus of the weekend, “Finding Inner Peace.”
Haint assists the local sheriff with his investigation while side-stepping his advances. She hopes the killer will be caught before another guest gets a premature lesson in reincarnation.
Set in fictional Catfish Springs, Florida, sister town to real High Springs, Monkey Mind should appeal to anyone who can relate to the challenges of middle age, and of keeping cool in the midst of chaos and stifling heat of September in the South.