You might think life in a retirement home would be a trifle boring, but in the Idyll Inn of Joan Barfoot's latest marvellous novel, not everyone feels ready for the quiet life. But wait, maybe one resident does Oh dear. Seniors begin to settle into the latest retirement facility in their small city. Four of them become their own little group dedicated to small acts of pleasurable rebellion, not least the consumption of decent wines. In their pasts they've had a few connections, both faint and bold, with each other. Even kindly Ruth? Well, yes, and she hopes to make use of them soon, for a challenging act that needs undertaking in the, er, dead of night.