Gladdy Gold, narrator and heroine of Lakin's first book, Getting Old is Murder, is back at it, along with her memorable cronies. This time, they have formed a private detective agency and are sleuths for the blue-haired set. I liked this one even better than the first, and looking forward to the third in the series.
I get the biggest kick out of the characters in the books in this series. This is the second one I've read and I loved both of them.
2nd in series. I loved this book, these "girls" are a real hoot!
A fun read full of quirky characters. We should all live as long and as well as Gladdy Gold. This time she's on a bingo cruise.
Sequel to "Getting Old is Murder", but the main character seems irritating enough so that you don't have to read the first one to enjoy this one.
fun, fast read. It is about a group of ladies in a retirement community in Florida who solve crimes. Lots of humor.
Book started out slow but keep with it, it gets better. The women are a hoot.
(review credit to (Drebbles)
After their success in catching a serial killer ("Getting Old Is Murder"), 75 year old Gladdy Gold, her sister Evvie, and friends Ida, Bella, and Sophie open the Gladdy Gold Detective Agency. They have plenty of clients, including a woman who thinks her 85 year old husband is cheating on her, plus they'd like to catch the flasher that is targeting their retirement complex. But that's not enough work for Gladdy, when she reads about the deaths of several rich women, she wonders if they were murdered. Her boyfriend, ex-cop Jack Langford and his policeman son, Morrie, tell Gladdy she's imaging things. But murder seems to find Gladdy and when she and her friends take a bingo cruise they find themselves on board with a killer.
I liked "Getting Old Is the Best Revenge" even better than the first book in the series. The characters continue to develop and we learn more about how Gladdy's husband died and why she is so hesitant in her relationship with Jack. Having Gladdy open a detective agency is a great move as it will give author Rita Lakin a good plot device to have Gladdy get involved in more murder investigations. Lakin does stretch a bit with Gladdy and the girls ending up on the same cruise ship as a murderer and befriending the intended victim, but the cruise is so much fun that readers will forgive her. The murder is well plotted and readers will have a hard time figuring out who the murderer is. Readers who are easily offended should be aware that there is a sexual overtone throughout the book.
This is an excellent cozy mystery.
A fun, fast read. I live in South Florida (I'm not quite a senior) but I know several Lanai Gardens communities, , and several characters just like Gladys and her friends. If you are looking for a quick, fun read try this series.
2nd in the series. This was an enjoyable light mystery read as the "girls" go on a Carribean cruise and end up in the midst of a series of mysterious deaths.
This was a good mystery for sure. It was hard to figure out who was the culprit, which I love. The one thing I dislike about this book (and the first in the series as well) is that there is TOO much about the old ladies' daily activities that has nothing to do with the plot. I don't care if they go walking in the morning,etc- just get to the story. But it's easy enough to skim right over these (frequent) parts and read it quickly. I will likely read another from this series based on the strong mystery element of it.
This is the 2nd book in the Gladdy Gold Mystery series.
"Never trust anyone under seventy-five!" That's the motto of the Gladdy Gold Detective Agency. Don't laugh. Having solved a case of serial murder, Gladdy and her eccentric neighbors are building their reputation between canasta games and pool exercises-hunting down everything from lost pocketbooks to missing octogenarians. And when a jealous woman sets them after her wayward husband, and a flasher strikes their retirement complex, two seemingly unrelatecd cases collide with a third: a series of dastardly murders targeting Florida's wealthiest wives.