Thursday, December 18, 2008

Getting Old Is To Die For

Getting Old is to Die For by Rita Lakin ~~

Gladdy Gold may have gone from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to South Florida retiree, but she’s loving every minute of it. Between poolside gossip, a hot-to-trot boyfriend, and a booming detective business, life couldn’t be sunnier—until a trip back north with her sister Evvie leads to murder and mayhem starring the usual suspects.

Unbeknownst to Gladdy, her fellow detectives are hot on her trail. Sophie, Bella, and Ida no sooner land their tootsies in the Big Apple than trouble promptly finds them. But while the girls go deep undercover, posing as bag ladies to catch a criminal, there’s another surprise awaiting Gladdy. Her boyfriend, Jack, is in town too—and he’s reopening a forty-seven-year-old cold case: the murder of Gladdy’s husband. Can Gladdy and Jack join forces to solve a decades-old crime—and maybe heal some wounded hearts in the process?

I absolutely love this series. It reminds me so much of my grandparents when they were living in Ft Lauderdale. I can vividly picture the shopping scenes at Publix as well as everyone "hanging out" by the pool. This time Gladdy and her boyfriend Jack are trying to work things out. He feels that the only way she'll truly be his is if he goes to NY to solve the murder of her first husband. And off he goes - without telling Gladdy!! Meanwhile Gladdy and her girls take on the case of a couple who want their daughter to attend their anniversary party, but she won't come. After the emotional reunion between this family, Gladdy and her sister Evvie decide to head north to visit their families - not knowing that Jack is there as well. In the meantime, the rest of Gladdy's friends are hurt because they aren't heading north too and decide to go on their own adventure - and boy do they find one. After getting over the shock of Jack being in NY and his reason for being there, he and Gladdy team up to solve her husbands murder. I thought this was a great addition to this series. The amount of love that Jack has for Gladdy - to do this for her, is heartwarming. I can't wait to find out what kind of trouble Gladdy and her girls find next.


Library Cat said...

Did you like this book? I have read two of the series and I thought they were pretty funny!

lorisreadingcorner said...

I love this series. It reminds me of my jewish grandparents living in Ft. Lauderdale.

Kaye said...

Hey, I'm one of those old people in FL. Lol, I loved this book. It was a riot.