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Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem (The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives Book 1) Kindle Edition
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As the blurb suggests it follows Izzy as she gets dragged into the mystery that is her dear Grandmothers death. See the pensioners have put the clues together and deduce that it wasn’t a heart-attack but instead a planned murder. Izzy is a little surprised to say the least but as the pieces fall into place, and her house is ransacked it’s getting dangerous. Step in the hot and heady Noel. I didn’t fall for him as like many of the romantic novella style books I read, namely because he’s old enough to be my father, but I liked the relationship that spun between the two. It didn’t happen at the drop of a hat and he adored her despite her ability to get into a number of unsightly moments. I thought Izzy was warm and sweet although clumsy and a little daft at times. She is easy to warm to and feels genuine.Read more ›
Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem is a fun easy read that certainly provides some escapism, despite the storyline revolving around an unsolved murder. It all feels pretty light-hearted though, so whatever mood you’re in, you needn’t worry about it being too heavy-going.
It’s really great to see a bit older protagonist featured, and I really like Izzy, the main character, and also Jack. They both seem like great characters – though Jack is a bit forceful at times with Izzy, in my opinion, especially at the start pf the novel with the speed dating. I get that he had her best interests at heart but sometimes it feels a bit much to me – good job I’m not Izzy then, I guess - but most of the other characters do seem quite likeable. Saying that, I don’t hugely like her boyfriend, Noel – he seems to be trying far too hard to be an ‘alpha’ male and ‘protect’ Izzy whilst calling her ‘baby’ constantly which got on my nerves a bit… sorry, rant over!
Overall, though, the story is fun and easy to read. It flows along pretty well and there aren’t any points where I felt the narrative is moving too slowly. The writing is informal and light-hearted; even the more serious issues are dealt with a quite easy-going, carefree tone which made it pretty easy to read. Izzy’s tone of voice is very casual and centres mostly on an ‘interior monologue’ kind of style, conveying most of what she’s thinking at every given moment. At times this can be a little grating; she uses some annoying exclamations and phrases which felt a bit much for me at times, as well as a lot of American colloquialisms (which is fair enough as she is an American character, I know!).Read more ›
Oh my goodness! I couldn’t put this one down for a second. Izzy believes her Grandma was murdered but her death was declared a heart attack. Actually, Izzy was not a blood relation to Grandma at all. She 'adopted' Grandma who was her deceased husband's grandmother. Grandma had many friends who all thought she had been murdered and told Izzy of their suspicions. Izzy started looking into the mysterious death along with her best friend, Jack and the elderly ladies. They all wanted to help solve the crime.
As all this is going on, Izzy meets Noel through a speed dating event thanks to Jack who thinks she needs to get back into the dating pool. Noel is a detective and keeps telling Izzy to let the police solve the crime. But Izzy cannot let it go. There is no stopping Grandma's posse of friends who will not stop investigating until they find out who killed Grandma.
This is a wonderfully written mystery that I couldn't put down. The book is a great read and definitely captures the reader in the story line. I couldn't imagine how a mystery could be funny but it sure can be. You have to read this book and see for yourself.
The characters were fantastic! First we have Izzy who is kind of a klutz but is like a dog with a bone and won't let go of something once she starts it. Her hunky, gay, best friend, Jack, always has her back. Then there are the posse of old ladies who believe themselves to be detectives and are sooooo funny. I love them and how they try to help solve the crime. A laugh out loud moment for me was when they were referred to as the Ben-gay brigade.
I loved this book! It was hilarious and had me chuckling constantly.
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I read the free sample and this is not for me. I have never met a forty year old woman who uses expressions like "fab", "sucks", "BFF" or "totally... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you are in the mood for a good bit of fun, a light-hearted laugh and the story of a clumsy widower, with loads of friends who mean well, then this book should be next on your... Read morePublished on 9 April 2015 by Natural_bri