At "The Hollyhocks" old people's home, the inhabitants are "waiting for the scythe." As they do, Lady Celia runs a blackmail business on the side, Mr. Cross keeps a tally of residents' deaths, and Mrs. Bellamy decides she can't take it any more and slits her throat. Meanwhile, two newcomers also cause disturbance, as hidden pasts, unusual sexual preferences, and wickedly dark humor are mixed to delicious effect.

The Waiting Game 1998, Little, Brown Book Group, London

ISBN-13: 9780349109022

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The Waiting Game 1998, Charnwood, Anstey, Leics

ISBN-13: 9780708989999

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The Waiting Game 1998, Chivers Audio Books, Bath

ISBN-13: 9780754001157

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The Waiting Game 1997, Little Brown and Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780316639873

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