ALLEN B. BOYER is the author of two Young Adult novels and one nonfiction book about the West Point Academy and its famous graduates. His books have been sold around the country.  The Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mysteries are his first foray into writing cozy mysteries. Mr. Boyer lives near Hershey, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Suzanne, and their three children. He likes to take his children and their dog to visit residents at a nearby retirement home.