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Getting Old Is Murder

(The first book in the Gladdy Gold series)
A novel by

She's not Miss Marple. Her friends are no Charlie's Angels. Nevertheless, 75-year-old Gladdy Gold and her gang of eccentric Fort Lauderdale retirees are out, about, and hunting down a killer-one who is silently stalking them.

Selma Beller was the first to go-but Gladdy and her neighbors never suspected murder until another of their friends died in an eerily similar way. Now a handsome young detective won't listen to them, Hy Binder won't stop telling them dirty jokes, and crazy old Greta Kronk is doing everything humanly possible to make herself into a suspect. But amid the endless rounds of poolside kibitzing, early-bird specials, bittersweet memories, and interminable grocery-shopping trips, Gladdy and her gals are about to discover how the murders are being committed. And when it comes to catching this culprit-time really is running out....

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"If getting old is this much fun, maybe I won't mind! Miss Marple, move over! Gladdy's Gladiators are a hoot! Rita Lakin's witty romp through a Florida retirement community is just the thing for what ails you!" - Parnell Hall

"Gladdy Gold is a treasure, Miss Marple in Yiddish. Salty. Sassy. Sunny." - Carolyn Hart

"My great aunt once told me, 'Getting old is no fun.' She obviously had never met Gladdy Gold! A fine debut mystery, full of humor, pathos, and even--romance. I hope to see many more." - Robin Hathaway

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Used availability for Rita Lakin's Getting Old Is Murder

Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Getting Old Is Murder
Author(s): Rita Lakin
ISBN: 0-7862-8281-9 / 978-0-7862-8281-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Paperback Editions

October 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Getting Old Is Murder (Gladdy Gold)
Author(s): Rita Lakin
ISBN: 0-440-24258-4 / 978-0-440-24258-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Kindle Editions

October 2005 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Getting Old Is Murder (Gladdy Gold Book 1)
Author(s): Rita Lakin
Publisher: Dell
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU