Getting Old Is Criminal by Rita Lakin

By Rita Lakin

Gladdy Gold had reached a golden second. There she used to be, soaking in a scorching bathtub with a guy she cherished, faraway from citadel Lauderdale and her nosy neighbors…until an pressing message despatched her working domestic. Now her unique holiday is a reminiscence, Gladdy’s would-be beau, Jack, is livid, and never basically are the ladies of the Gladdy Gold Detective enterprise all alive and well—they’re onto a scorching new homicide case.

Is a retirement-home Romeo responsible for the mysterious deaths in Florida’s most magnificent groups? Gladdy and her curious kibitzers should pass undercover to discover out—covering themselves with as many fancy-schmancy airs as attainable. yet with Gladdy’s drama queen sister Evvie taking part in the position of a Palm seashore flirt, their enjoyable and video games flip lethal. For by the point the women identity their perp, Evvie is within the palms of a killer—and loving it.…

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And most of all anger at myself. I could be in Jack's arms on our island paradise instead of here. Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Tessie pulls a chair close. "Lots of news here. " "Dumkupfs," Hy says with disgust. "I told these ladies to pull down their shades. " I know I should show some interest. This man, whoever he is, has been frightening many of the women who live on the first floors of buildings throughout the condo. But my heart isn't in it. Tessie leans over and swats Hy. "Ouch," he says. Then to me, "You missed my joke.

Or Evvie's. Or Ida's. Where the hell can they be? I say the words, but they're choking me. " Jack nods. " The manager, who has never left our side, says cheerfully, "You're in luck. The last flight out today leaves in two hours. If you wish to leave, I can book you on it. " "Of course," says Jack bitterly. I know it's the night we won't have that rankles. If Evvie were here watching us gloomily huddle together on the airstrip in the steamy night air, waiting to board the little puddle jumper, she'd remind me of the movie Casablanca.

I can feel Jack behind me, stiffening. I don't dare turn to look at him. " With a cash register clicking away in his head, I think unkindly. Special run to the hospital. Click. Overtime. Click. Quick exam. Click. I'm surprised Dr. Friendly didn't make her stay overnight, like all the other times, and take yet another angiogram and who knows what other expensive tests and procedures. I think he is one step above being a quack, but Sophie worships him so no one is allowed to say a bad word about him.

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