Gladdy Gold, an avid mystery reader, embarks upon a new
career as a private detective when unexplained deaths occur
at the Lanai Gardens retirement community where she
resides. The evidence says death by old age, but Gladdy
suspects foul play. When the local detective doesn't
believe her, she organizes her eccentric friends into
The Gladiators not only discover similarities between the
deaths, they also uncover many real estate irregularities
affecting Lanai Gardens. When they think they're finally on
the trail of the real killer, someone else dies under
suspicious circumstances and not in the same way as the
others. Evidence now leads to one of the most trusted
people at the retirement community. But Gladdy doesn't
believe it and uses all of her mystery reading talents to
find the real killer.
This story is filled with fun characters and lots of humor.
It's the first book in a new mystery series featuring
Gladdy Gold, Florida's self-proclaimed oldest living
private eye. I await the next book, GETTING OLD IS THE BEST
REVENGE, with great anticipation.
She’s not Miss Marple. Her friends are no Charlie’s Angels.
Nevertheless, 75-year-old Gladdy Gold and her gang of
eccentric Fort Lauderdale retirees are out, about, and
hunting down a killer–one who is silently stalking them.
Selma Beller was the first to go–but Gladdy and her
neighbors never suspected murder until another of their
friends died in an eerily similar way. Now a handsome young
detective won’t listen to them, Hy Binder won’t stop
telling them dirty jokes, and crazy old Greta Kronk is
doing everything humanly possible to make herself into a
suspect. But amid the endless rounds of poolside kibitzing,
early-bird specials, bittersweet memories, and interminable
grocery-shopping trips, Gladdy and her gals are about to
discover how the murders are being committed. And when it
comes to catching this culprit–time really is running out...