If you love a cozy mystery that is sometimes funny, sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes heartwarming, you will love the series I am reading now. I just finished the 4th book of the Gladdy Gold and associates detective series by Rita Lakin, Getting Old is to Die For. Gladdy Gold and “her girls” are all seniors citizens who reside in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida retirement community.
In this book, Gladdy’s on again – off again beau Jack heads to New York City to try to solve a 40-year-old crime of who shot and killed Gladdy’s husband (who was also named Jack). But, he doesn’t tell Gladdy where he is going or why. After Gladdy and the girls help solve another mystery close to home, Gladdy and her sister Evvie are feeling a little homesick for their children and grandchildren and decide to surprise their families in New York and Connecticut. The other girls are feeling left out and decide to take a vacation to the “big apple” and don’t tell Gladdy or Evvie. wherever the girls go chaos follows. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Each of these books are just as good as the last. I’m off to start the next book in the series, Getting Old is a Disaster. Happy reading.