B.A. Coots, author
When Gabby Rendon's co-worker and self-proclaimed boss accuses Gabby of embezzlement, she is forced to resign her position as glorified clerk at a church affiliated after-school program or face felony charges. Gabby wants nothing more than her safe, if dull, job and life back (secrets and all) after her identity is stolen, her only asset mortgaged, her reputation among her peers ruined, and her favorite tuberous begonia brutalized by a thug searching her things for a jump drive that can prove her innocence if only she can unlock it. An eccentric elderly church matron employs and eventually befriends Gabby. In the process, the matron wrecks Gabby's car, gives her terrible love-life advice regarding the aptly named Leroy Moody and assists Gabby in amateur sleuthing that lands Gabby in jail and accused of murdering her former co-worker.