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Granny Heist

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  84 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Grandma Switzer was not your typical sweet old granny. Cold and remote, she’d been a hoarder who had collected and stored years of rotting garbage, old food and junk in her cramped house. As Lindsay Carter and her sister Shelley sorted through junk and treasures in their dead grandma’s house, they discovered far more than expected. From boxes piled to the ceiling to myster ...more
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published October 31st 2011 by Winsome Entertainment Group (first published September 15th 2011)
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Elaine Mayes
The author had an interesting idea for this book, but many things went awry. The book is poorly proofread - many errors of the your/you're type and many apostrophe errors. Writers really should have a basic command of the English language -- or should be willing to listen to those who do. The basic premise of the book was interesting. However the author decided to throw in several additional cases for the detective that added nothing to the story. Overall, I would recommend this book, but with r ...more
Lynn Demsky
Feb 13, 2012 Lynn Demsky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Death,diamonds and deceit would set off a chain reaction of crime and murder two thousand miles away and clues to unsolved mysteries would bubble up from decades past for granddaughters cleaning out Granny's Estate. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was fun, entertaining, surprising and well written. Hard to believe that Granny could get away with what all she did and then just sat on it! GREAT read! Will read more by this author!
May 18, 2012 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
A little hard to follow at times. Too many storylines going on at once. Didn't really wrap it up neatly either. I enjoyed the story of the grandma. And all her shenanigans and piecing that all together.
May 09, 2013 VJ rated it liked it
The good news: this book tells a fantastic story of a hidden crime spree. The plot is done very well, in my opinion. There are twists and turns and it is very intriguing.

The bad news: it is poorly edited. I'm talking first or second draft edited. Wrong words, misspellings, horrible punctuation, and bad grammar and stilted sentences abound. If the story wasn't so good, I'd have given up long ago. Also, there are so many characters at one point, that even the author got them confused...she called
Apr 23, 2013 Misterg rated it liked it
An interesting idea, but joined by too many others. THere are a couple of common threads but too much is sidelined by the cases being worked on by the main character (a police officer).
Then the punctuation goes awry, along with a few spellings. Next we get similar names (Ray and Det. Raymond). At one time there even seems to be a confusion in the author's mind between Lori and Terri.

All that aside it is a good read and so I give it 3/5... but only just
Feb 09, 2012 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story line was good but the book jumped from one thing to the next to much. One time they went by Betty next time they referred to the same person as Grandma. It was very hard to keep track of who they were talking about. The main lady was a detective and when she was on police business and when she was doing her own personal investigation on her grandma it was hard to follow. Through out the whole book I had to go back a few pages and try and figure out who they were talking about,
Jul 02, 2012 Beren rated it did not like it
Recommended to Beren by: Free book on Kindle
The story idea - Grandma is not the woman you thought she was all your life - is pretty awesome.

The execution was painfully poor. The writing is amateur, and the editing nearly non-existent. I downloaded it for free on my Kindle, and think I overpaid.

Sorry, Ms. Clark - you get an A for idea, and D-- for effort.
Apr 14, 2013 Petula rated it liked it
This is an interesting book, but a little disjointed. Lindsay and her sister are packing up their dead grandmother's home . They make some incredible finds. That gives Lindsay ( a detective ) a mystery to solve. The disjointed part is her day job. Over all a good read.
Debbie ingraham
Jul 26, 2014 Debbie ingraham rated it really liked it
enjoyed the book, but felt it ended suddenly before you knew what was going to happen. Granddaughter finds out her Granny commited all kinds of crimes in her youth, and the story ends where she learns her grandmother had kidnapped her mother as a infant
May 04, 2012 Kiti rated it liked it
Shelves: light-mystery
I would have given this a much higher rating if the author had stuck to the original plot and not throw in "extra" police cases, that were unnecessary to the story line. Also proof reading the book would have been a good idea.
Apr 03, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this. However, it did not appear to be edited. Read it on my kindle--if it had been in paper I would have gone back and forth to check on who's who. Good story though-I am looking forward to more from this author.
Lynn Demsky
Oct 08, 2016 Lynn Demsky rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was fun, entertaining, surprising and well written. Hard to believe that Granny could get away with what all she did and then just sat on it! GREAT read!Will read more by this author!
Sinead Murray
downloaded free on my kindle - interesting idea - wanders off point a little bit but I stuck with it and enjoyed it - not particularly well written but enjoyable story
Skeeter Jorgensen
Apr 05, 2012 Skeeter Jorgensen rated it liked it
What a Granny! Stuff kept showing up from her past. Good read.
Jul 16, 2012 Colleen rated it liked it
Well this was a nice read, would be great for the beach or when you want to relax. No tricks up the sleeve here just a good clear easy to follow story.
Brandy Frasier
Apr 13, 2012 Brandy Frasier rated it liked it
Overall the plot was good, but there was way to many grammatical errors and it was not clear at times which character was actually being discussed.
Darryl Gumz
Nov 28, 2016 Darryl Gumz rated it it was amazing
Grandma's a interesting person

Book has so many different angles going on. Granny must have been a very interesting lady and also a very cold hearted one. Great book for reading.
Sep 12, 2016 Jack rated it liked it
Lindsay always knew her granny was eccentric. When she begins clearing her house after she dies, she discovers that she led a very interesting life indeed. Cozy mystery.
Feb 11, 2013 Marilyn rated it liked it
This was a page turning book. It had a great, mind boggling mystery with many participants. The only reason I gave it 3 stars, I was disappointed in the ending . Good one to read.
Nancy  Thames
Interesting plot and great title!
Apr 07, 2012 Vaunette rated it really liked it
It was an amusing story. Except the author could have omitted the one 'f' word, it really wasn't necessary.
Jul 04, 2012 Angel rated it really liked it
love a good Mystery
Apr 18, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it
I liked the story but there were many grammatical errors. The editor did not do a very good job.
Apr 01, 2012 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the twists and turns.
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Juliet Dillon Clark was born and raised in Paso Robles, California. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1984 and pursued a career in Los Angeles. After working in the advertising industry for several years, she became a real estate broker and settled in raising a family in Northern Los Angeles. Much of her writing is based on her childhood memories of the beautiful central coast of Cali ...more
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