BEARS WITH US by Marilyn Meredith
Bears With Us makes a second appearance.
Always one of my favorites in my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series, it has been re-edited and given a new life.
In this tale, bears invade the mountain town of Bear Creek--which has a remarkable resemblance to the foothill community I live in.
Besides the uninvited bear visitors, there is a plot thread about the dementia effect of Sundowner's. Though this story doesn't follow the rule of a murder on the first 50 pages, there is a definite mystery to be solved, and plenty of action for Tempe as she works hard to keep the residents of her community safe.
My police officer grandson was my source for the bear information--when he worked in Aspen CO, a big part of his job in the summer was shooing bears out of people's houses, stores, and even schools.
If you haven't read it already, do give it a try.
Available on Kindle and as a trade paperback.