Gary F. Jones will read from his novel Doc’s Codocil at Arcadia Books in Spring Green this Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m.
When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will: “Take Doofus squirrel-fishing.” And they can only do that by talking to Doc’s friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, searching through Doc’s correspondence, and discovering clues around them. Humor abounds as this mismatched lot tries to find time in their hectic lives to work together to solve the puzzle. In the end, will they realize that fortune comes in many guises? Doc’s Codicil is a mystery told with gentle humor, the story of a veterinarian who teaches his heirs a lesson from the grave.