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THE HIGHTOWER MURDER MYSTERY SERIES
Copyright 2015-2024 by Marilyn Wright Dayton
Contact her at maredayt@yahoo.com.
 "Murder On The Mesa", Hightower Mystery Book One is       NOW available!

"Think Murder She Wrote, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot - All Rolled Into One!"

This is 'edge of your seat' reading, with 'engrossing characters'. Solving crime has no age limit. Meet four ladies who are in their 70's, led by Weezie Hightower, retired Private Investigator. Weezie and Guy Davis, retired detective, head across country to Arizona, and solve a murder mystery that has SEVEN suspects. And it only takes them SEVEN days to solve it.

"Heartbreaking But Intriguing!"

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON IN BOTH PAPERBACK AND KINDLE. ORDER HERE!

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NOW on Amazon:  "The Faces of Murder", A Hightower Mystery, Book Two

There is something in a person's eyes that you cannot see anywhere else in the world. Something haunting and unsettling. Names can come and go, but not the faces. You don't forget a face, especially one that reflects a dead person. Or two. Book Two is about several murders on a train, stuck in the middle of nowhere, in a small desert town. But, what does the FBI have to do with it??

Join the four ladies who live in a nursing home, but love to solve murders and mysteries. Led by "Weezie" Hightower, they set out to help solve a multi-murder mystery. Who are these dead people? Why don't their faces match their identities? And who killed them?

This is the second murder mystery novel in the Hightower Mystery Series, based on characters in several short stories previously written by the author Marilyn Wright Dayton. Follow along and join these four 'feisty' seniors as they pool their thoughts and ideas as they search for the answers.

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​Read a sample chapter here.

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Coming in early 2024! "Murder on Trial", A Hightower Mystery, Book Three 

"Did he really do it? How do we prove he did...or didn't??"

A young man is going on trial for murder. There are almost too many clues...but no body! What is the real story? Retired P. I. "Weezie" Hightower and her three senior friends find the story confusing as they work together with Guy Davis to solve the 15-year-old mystery before the verdict that could send him to his death. Is he innocent? Where is the body? And what does this have to do with the hit and run accident 15 years ago that sent Crip to a wheelchair?

This is the third murder mystery novel in the Hightower Mystery Series, based on characters who originated in several short stories written by the author Marilyn Wright Dayton. Follow along and join these four 'feisty' seniors as they pool their thoughts and ideas as they search for the answers.




Coming in 2024!  "A Question of Murder", A Hightower Mystery, Book Four

The case is cold...VERY cold. 

Jake Hightower brings in his aunt "Weezie", retired P. I., to help solve a case that she and her late husband had worked on a couple of decades ago. There was always that question..."was it murder or suicide?" When Weezie and her husband first worked on this case, Weezie's life was in danger...she had been kidnapped but was saved at the last minute by the FBI. In this book, she relives that harrowing experience, and almost feels afraid to get involved again.

In this riveting mystery, a stubborn group of elderly women who love to solve mysteries help Jake and "Weezie" attempt to prove/disprove the original claim of suicide for a "reawakened" crime. Was it the first in a series of murders? If so, other's lives could be at stake. AND is Weezie in danger again??

This is the fourth murder mystery novel in the Hightower Mystery Series, based on characters in several short stories written by the author Marilyn Wright Dayton. Follow along and join these four 'feisty' seniors as they pool their thoughts and ideas as they search for the answers.



Coming 2026! "Murder on High", A Hightower Mystery, Book Five

"I can't breathe! Someone help me!" 

No one expects to find dead bodies on a plane, but that is what happens to Bitsy, and her screams sound even louder up in the clouds. Bitsy and her three friends are taking a small holiday that will not end up as planned. Leading them in solving this mystery is "Weezie" Hightower, retired P. I. What they find could put their lives in danger, and would give them nightmares for a long time.

This is the fifth murder mystery novel in the Hightower Mystery Series, based on characters in several short stories written by the author Marilyn Wright Dayton. Follow along and join these four 'feisty' seniors as they pool their thoughts and ideas as they search for the answers.



                                         Exciting news!!  Here is the series of five in the Hightower Murder Mysteries.

"Solving crimes has no age limit."

"Weezie" Hightower, 70-ish retired P.I. lives in a retirement facility in Rochester, N.Y. Over the next two years, she befriends three other 70-ish ladies and they enjoy one another's company so much, they are called "The Cackle Gang". The Hightower Mystery Series are stories of these engrossing characters, who along with their chief of security Guy Davis, retired detective, are called upon to help solve several mysterious deaths. Their 'office' is the senior living facility, but they go where the crimes need them to go, whether across the country or near 'home.'

Bitsy Sutton is a retired dancer/actress who is a quirky, 'ditsy' redhead who wears too much makeup and too-young-for-her clothes, a bit of a drama queen. Millie Swartout has always been a mother/grandmother and is a calming force to the other gals. Crip Cripton is a retired school teacher, who lives in a wheelchair, but is a funny, satirical, but delightful character who still 'teaches' others. And Weezie is their leader.

"Fun! Inventive! Engrossing Stories and Characters!"

                                                 Check out the promotional video for the Hightower Mysteries here.