Friday, November 15, 2013

Review: Granny Hooks A Crook by: Julie Seedorf

Title: Granny Hooks A Crook
Author: Julie Seedorf
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
Pages: 200
Series: A Fuschia Minnesota Mystery
Format: ebook
Source: Cozy Mystery Book Tours

Granny Hooks a Crook: A Fuschia Minnesota Mystery

Granny leads a secret life in the small, unique community of Fuschia, Minnesota. It's not just her all junk food diet, multiplying pets, or her shocking bedtime attire that makes Granny one in a million. No, Granny is an undercover cop, charged by "the Big Guy" (the town's police chief) of preventing theft in local stores. Granny takes her job seriously and daily foils many shoplifters using her trusty spiked umbrella and amazing acting skills. When some startlingly brazen burglaries begin to occur that Granny can't solve, along with mysteriously appearing bad guys, disappearing clerks, and misplaced Corvettes, Granny begins to wonder if she isn't ready for the wrinkle farm. Maybe, it's fortuitous when she accidentally-on-purpose falls in the lap of an attractive older gentleman who is soon roped into her wild adventures, as they try to figure out what's happening in their little town.

My Thoughts: 

First off I want to extended my deepest sympathy's to Mrs. Seedorf and her family, on Monday Nov. 6th.  We hope they find peace during this sad time!

This book was such a different from most cozy mysteries it was so full of humor and other things.  When we meet Granny whose real name is Hermony, she is waking up in the morning getting ready to perform her normal routine of checking her neighbors with binoculars. After all is well with them she heads off to her other job a secret job.

The secret job is shop security working with the Big Guy in helping nap crooks and put them where they belong.  But there is a heist running loose and Granny is beginning to wonder if she has lost her touch or is she ready for the wrinkle farm.

Then she meets Franklin Gatsby who is an ex-cop and something about him excites Granny and she wonders if he is part of the heist or just someone she could enjoy her time with?  Then of course there is Gram a new old lady in town who Granny could swear she recognizes but can't place it.  Gram seems to be set on driving Granny nuts to say the least.

Will Granny nab her crook?  Or will she admit defeat to her children and go to the wrinkle farm without a fight?  Is Franklin Gatsby a good buy or a bad crook?

I loved this book, the humor, adventure and mystery.  It really made a great read.  I can't wait to see what Granny hooks next!!

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