Getting Old is To Die For

Getting Old is To Die For

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by Rita Lakin
     
 

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Gladdy Gold Mystery #4

"The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and creative ways...colorful and Meshugeneh."--Mystery Scene


Gladdy Gold has traded New York snow for Florida sunshine and she's loving every second! With a handsome gentleman, poolside gossip and a thriving private investigator business (perfect for a dedicated snoop!)

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Gladdy Gold Mystery #4

"The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and creative ways...colorful and Meshugeneh."--Mystery Scene


Gladdy Gold has traded New York snow for Florida sunshine and she's loving every second! With a handsome gentleman, poolside gossip and a thriving private investigator business (perfect for a dedicated snoop!), life is grand...until a trip back to the Big Apple leads to Big Trouble. And murder!

Luckily for Gladdy, Sophie, Bella, and Ida, her fellow detectives are right behind her. While the girls stretch their undercover skills by posing as bag ladies (not the Chanel kind) to catch a criminal, another surprise awaits! Gladdy's boyfriend, Jack Langford, is in town too--and reopening a cold case: the murder of Gladdy's husband. Can Gladdy and Jack finally solve this very personal crime--and maybe find some closure in the process?


"Ms. Lakin pens an entertaining cozy mystery series with a set of lovable and oddball characters. The mystery has a puzzling plot with twists and turns that will surprise readers at the outcome. Retirement takes on a new meaning after spending time with Gladdy and her gladiators! Gladdy Gold and her screwball bunch of gladiators are out to solve another hilarious case." –Fresh Fiction

"This is a wonderful series for cozy-lovers of all persuasions." –Mystery Lovers


"Rita Lakin's delightful series featuring senior sleuth Gladdy Gold and her posse of kibitzing friends continues . . . full of humor and heart." –Mystery Scene

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940157660512
Publisher:
NYLA
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Series:
Gladdy Gold Mysteries , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
100,944
File size:
671 KB

Meet the Author

Rita Lakin spent twenty-five years in television as a writer and creator on numerous series, including Dynasty, Mod Squad, The Rogues, and Payton Place, movies, miniseries, created a number of dramatic series, finally becoming producer/show runner on her own shows. She is now writing comedy mystery novels featuring senior sleuth, Gladdy Gold and her eccentric partners in crime-solving. IMBA bestselling Getting Old is a Disaster won the Left Coast Crime LEFTY AWARD for most humorous mystery published in 2009.

Her many other awards include Writers Guild of America, MWA Edgar, and the Avery Hopwood award from the University of Michigan. Visit www.ritalakin.com

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Getting Old Is to Die For (Gladdy Gold Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AAMPB More than 1 year ago
I HAVE READ ALL OF THE BOOKS MS. LAKIN HAS WRITTEN SO FAR AND LOVED EVERY ONE OF THEM. WHEN I FINISHED THEM, I GAVE THEM TO MY 89 YEAR OLD MOTHER WHO ALSO LOVED THEM. SHE FINISHED THEM FASTER THAN ANY OTHER BOOKS SHE HAS READ. IN FACT COULDN'T WAIT TO GET TO THE NEXT ONE IN THE SERIES. SHE THEN SENT THEM OFF TO HER 84 YEAR OLD SISTER WHO ALSO LOVED THEM. DON'T KNOW WHERE THERE ARE NOW, BUT I AM SURE THEY ARE STILL MAKING THE ROUNDS. MS. LAKIN, PLEASE WRITE MORE GLADYS AND HER GIRLS MYSTERIES. I ALSO RECOMMEND THE NANCY ATHERTON AUNT DIMITY SERIES.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is one of my very favorite. I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed the adventures of Gladdy and her gang of seniors. Read all the books in this series, then re-read them...you'll never get tired of Rita Lakin's wonderful style of writing.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Gladdy Gold and her sister Evie Markowitz have lived in phase II in Lanai Gardens in Ft. Lauderdale for over a quarter of a century. They are very active and with their friends Ida, Bella and Sophie have an informal detective agency. Their latest case involves parents who want their daughter, who they have a close relationship with, to attend their seventieth wedding anniversary. Gladdy, who doesn¿t know where her boyfriend Jack is, decides to take the case.------------- The daughter refuses to answer her calls but they find a way to get her to meet with them. When they see her, they understand and so accompany her for moral support to see her parents. Unknown to Gladdy, Jack is in New York trying to find out who killed his girlfriend¿s husband over five decades ago. He is delighted that his family and Gladdy¿s family get along so great but he is scared of what Gladdy will do when she finds out what he is up to.------------------------- GETTING OLD IS TO DIE FOR shows readers that senior citizens can have rich productive lives filled with fun and romance. Jack is a real hero, putting his needs on the back burner so that Gladdy can gain a sense of closure. It is fun reading how he conducts his own investigation while Gladdy is worried that her refusal to commit to him ruined their relationship. This humorous mystery has protagonists and a secondary cast that is easy to understand what motivates them.--------------- Harriet Klausner