Thursday, July 22, 2010


Publisher: Dell
Date published: June 2010
ISBN: 978-0440245421
Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Angie
Review copy provided by publisher

Gladdy Gold is a senior citizen turned sleuth. She and her fiance Jack along with their retired friends have once again found themselves deep in a mystery. Jack’s ex-fling from France has come to a book signing event only to be stalked. She finds herself in danger when someone she is writing an expose about tracks her down and begins harming those around her. Michelle DuBios is famous for writing bestselling novels that tell the truth about slimy companies – and someone wants to shut her up for good.

Jack is an ex-cop, with contacts and while he is around wants to ensure that Michelle is safe – but not in his arms. He teams up with the local police and Gladdy to find out just who is after his ex-girlfriend.

Rita Lakin has created a delightful cast of characters in GETTING OLD IS TRES DANGEREUX that left me laughing over and over again. They may be old, but it doesn’t stop them from getting into scrapes and finding unique solutions to their problems. I was worried at first by the lengthy cast of characters in the front of the book, but from page one the characters jumped off the pages letting you know just who is who – and how they relate to one another. While this is the sixth book in the series, it stands well alone, but will make you wish you had started with book one. I will be going back and finding the first five books in this series, and will wait impatiently for GETTING OLD CAN KILL YOU which looks to be releasing next summer.

Ms. Lakin’s writing style is superb. She writes clearly and smoothly and never leaves the reader hanging. Not once in this novel did I feel as though anything was confusing, out of depth or out of character. Each of her many elderly ladies are very well defined and unique, leaving me wanting to read more about each one! I cannot wait for the next novel; this is an author I will be watching closely!

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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