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Getting Old is Murder

Getting Old is Murder, October 2005
Gladdy Gold Mystery #1
by Rita Lakin

Dell
Featuring: Gladdy Gold
336 pages
ISBN: 0440242584
EAN: 9780440242581
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"Delightful start to a fun new mystery series."

Fresh Fiction Review

Getting Old is Murder
Rita Lakin

Reviewed by Jory Reedy
Posted October 19, 2005

Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Amateur Sleuth

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 Gladdy's Gladiators.

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.

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SUMMARY

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...


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