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Getting Old is Criminal (Gladdy Gold #3)

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Gladdy Gold had reached a golden moment. There she was, soaking in a hot tub with a man she adored, far from Fort Lauderdale and her nosy neighbors…until an urgent message sent her running home. Now her exotic vacation is a memory, Gladdy’s would-be beau, Jack, is furious, and not only are the girls of the Gladdy Gold Detective Agency all alive and well—they’re onto a hot ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Dell (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jan 28, 2014 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I love Gladdy Gold, I can't help it. These books are lovely, funny and sweet.
In this third installment Gladdy and her Gladiators are still after the peeper from the previous installment, but now also have a new case to crack! That requires Gladdy and sister Evvie to buckle up in every way since they are going undercover in a luxurious retirement home, while the other girls go after the peeper. In the meantime Gladdy also needs to deal with beau Jack who is angry over the fact that Gladdy's girls
Jan 27, 2010 Drebbles rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2007
75 year old Gladdy Gold's relationship with Jack Langford, also 75, is just heating up - they are on a romantic vacation in Pago Pago when Gladdy gets an urgent fax that one of her friends is dying. Gladdy rushes back home but the fax turns out to be a false alarm and Jack is furious that Gladdy put her friends before him and breaks it off with her until he has time to think their relationship over. Gladdy is heartbroken and is glad when Alvin Ferguson hires the Gladdy Gold Detective Agency to i ...more
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Feb 24, 2013 Rachel Kramer Bussel rated it it was amazing
In this Gladdy Gold mystery, Gladdy and her sister Evvie are supposed to go undercover to catch a serial killer preying on old ladies, but things fast go awry when Evvie gets swept up in the suspect's charm and her role as the center of attention from him and their new community. Lakin expertly weaves Evvie's backstory to show why she's so susceptible to this, and meanwhile Gladdy must work her case mostly on her own--when she shows up the local police department, it's a triumph of her determina ...more
Apr 22, 2008 Pat rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys mysteries and likes to see spunky older people at work.
Recommended to Pat by: I bought it at Hastings by browsing
Shelves: mysteries
Elderly women are dieing of unnatural causes and Gladdy and her band of intrepid geezerettes investigate for a family member of one. When they go to the resort to trip up the suspect, who knew that sis would fall for him? And in the process, what she finds out may give her a quick boot into eternity.

I like Gladdy and her group. You feel that you might pick up the phone and call and join them for one of their meetings. In the process, you will learn a lot of jewish jargon and experience their fr
Dharia Scarab
Dec 23, 2014 Dharia Scarab rated it liked it

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
Jun 16, 2010 Lindsay rated it liked it
I started reading this before and I guess I just wasn't in the mood for this type of book, but I wanted to read it again, and it actually wasn't that bad.
It's the 3rd in the series I think and in this one, Gladdy and her elderly friends try to solve the crime of a elderly man who likes to get busy with old women and then kill them. It talks about old people having sex way to much for my liking. They also try to find out who the "Peeper" is who whips it out while watching women through their win
Aug 04, 2012 Ed rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery, humor
New York retirees and widows with a Yiddish culture mixed with some native Florida Hispanics provide a quick read, fun and cozy - #3 of the series.

Gladdy Gold, her sister, Evvie, and their friends at the Gladdy Gold Detective Agency return to tackle a pair of puzzlers: the case of a peeping tom haunting their Fort Lauderdale retirement community, and the case of one Alvin Ferguson, who's hired them to prove that his elderly mother didn't die of natural causes, but was murdered at the hands of he
Catherine Flusche
More than just a murder mystery, this installment deals a lot with the realities of getting old.
Kathleen Hagen
Getting Old is Criminal, by rita Lakin, b-plus, Borrowed from the National Library Services for the Blind.

One of the very funny cozies about the Gladdy Gold PI company, (unlicensed amateurs). Old ladies, the youngest 73, who live in a luxury group of condos for the elderly,, and solve murders. Gladdy and her sister, Evvy are the main protagonists, with such wonderful characters as Sophie, Ida and Stella to help. Each book begins with a list of characters and tells you who is who. Also there are
Martina Kopel
Aug 13, 2014 Martina Kopel rated it it was amazing
You go Gladdy.
Oct 10, 2014 Emilia rated it really liked it
Shelves: cosy-mystery, humour
what can I say :) I just love the elderly ladies, complaining when they can, but getting their stuff together when they need to.
and Gladys is just genius of a detective :)
/I just hope that boyfriend of hers will smarten up finally :D :P /
Jun 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a fun story about two ladies who live in a retirement facility and they are always solving "crimes". This book was primarily about a "peeping Tom" and a Romeo who seems to be responsible to mysterious deaths of wealthy widows. Gladdy Gold is a delightful character and her sister Evvie is her side-kick. Light story, little mystery.
Aug 25, 2012 Spuddie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another pretty good entry in this cozy series featuring a bunch of elderly ladies living in a condo complex in Florida as they investigate crimes. Murder, even. Funny and poignant at the same time. I am, however, rather tired of the main character, Gladdy, mooning over her on-again, off-again relationship with her wanna-be boyfriend Jack.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Jul 18, 2010 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
This is another excellent book in the series. The main think I learned was a reminder that with life's laughs, often comes pain. The mystery was amazing and the fact that you saw a shipwreck coming but were helpless and just had to read as it sailed in...was a sign of an amazing Author.

Now off to the next "Getting Old is To Die For"
Bianca Andriese
This is such a fun book to read.... I am enjoying the adventures of these ladies. I like the way Rita has developed our main hero Golddy - ie her relationship with her sister and now Ida. Before I finished this booked I had already reserved the 4th at my local library!
Apr 23, 2009 Erin rated it liked it
This was the third in the "Getting Old" series. In this one, Gladdy's sister becomes involved witha serial killer and Gladdy must prove it to her before her sister is the next victim. Fast paced and fun, like teh rest of teh series.
Dec 12, 2008 Bethany rated it really liked it
So sue me. I love cozies. Would take them over Stephen King-ish stuff anyday. This series is one of the better ones. Love Florida, and Jewish deli fare? And old people? Yup.
May 30, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing
This is a fast read. A cute detective story with a great cast of characters. Who thought seniors could solve murder cases better than the police department.
Feb 04, 2009 Teresa rated it it was amazing
Fun reading, extremely interesting characters, dealing with age and making fun of all the problems that brings. Very entertaining, light reading.
Sep 22, 2009 Melanie rated it really liked it
The best Gladdy Gold mystery yet. Gladys is really getting good at the detective thing; too bad she's not so good in the love life thing.
Linda Appelbaum
Aug 31, 2012 Linda Appelbaum rated it really liked it
2nd in the "Getting Older is" series and it was completely enjoyable - very light reading, but sometimes that is just what I need,
Apr 09, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Fun series to read. Retirement gang of ladies solving crimes, too funny and really enjoyable read. Hope you like these too!
May 30, 2011 Nikki rated it really liked it
I'm partial to this kind of series. A 'Whodunit' in a retirement community. Love the personalities!
Jul 29, 2008 edifanob rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books
Review in progress... I still love Gladdy Gold and her gang!!
Deborah Mccool
Aug 16, 2011 Deborah Mccool rated it really liked it
Love this series. Look forward to her new ones!
Frostie Winter
Mar 29, 2009 Frostie Winter rated it it was amazing
What a book !
Funny and deeply touching.
Aug 14, 2008 Lizzy rated it liked it
funny group of old ladies solving crime
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After being widowed at a young age with three small children, Rita Lakin began an extensive writing career, which has included staff writing on television programs such as Peyton Place, Mod Squad, Dynasty, and Strong Medicine, as well as creating original series such as The Rookies. She has won an Edgar Allen Poe award for her screenwriting, as well as receiving several other award nominations, an ...more
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Gladdy Gold (7 books)
  • Getting Old Is Murder (Gladdy Gold, #1)
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