The Back Wing

The first book in a new paranormal geezer-lit mystery series

Grieving widower Harold McCaffrey moves into the Mountain Splendor Retirement Home and finds himself living in the Back Wing with a group of strange residents — aging witches, vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters.


He bonds with his fellow denizens, especially Bella, who has promise of becoming more than just a friend. Things are looking up for Harold — until he and Bella must use all their normal and extra-normal skills to solve two murders in this very unique retirement community.

Based on 42 Reviews
Heather Black
December 1, 2021

Good mystery, a little too easy to solve

Great characters. I love they idea of the supernatural getting old and having to retire. I do not believe for a second that a 14 year-old buy is going to keep his adventures to himself. The series could end up with a “how can yet another murder happen in this place” problem. But we will see.

August 25, 2020

Strange neighbors

What more can a reader ask for than an engaging mystery, a like able main character ( plus grandson), and unique neighbors. When Harold Mccaffrey moved into a nursing home, he thought it was a huge mistake. Until he met his neighbors, learned of missing residents, and became an amateur detective. This is a fun read filled with laughter and excitement. In all fairness it could use a little editing.

NC writer
September 8, 2019

Easy and fun

An easy and fun read with a cast of interesting characters who pool their unique talents to solve a mystery.

Chuck Davis
August 1, 2015

Toothless Vampires!

I usually stay away from novels about vampires, werewolves and witches, but this one is UNIQUE! Hilarious! Well written with relatable characters. This would make for a great movie!

Fun and Funny!

The Back Wing is a lighthearted paranormal mystery about Harold McCaffrey, a widower reluctantly moving to the Mountain Splendor Retirement Home, where otherworldly beings inhabit the facility’s back wing. When missing residents are discovered dead, suspicion naturally falls on the resident witches, vampires, and shape-shifters. But Harold and his witchy new love, Bella, set out to uncover the true villains.

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