4/5 Hilarious 66 year olds
On The Back:
Gertie Johnson may be outspoken, distrustful of banks, and a quick draw with the pepper spray, but she hasn’t lost her marbles. Her son Blaze, the sheriff in a backwoods community of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is petitioning to become her legal guardian, but Gertie, a sassy sixty-six-year-old widow with a taste for detective work, has got bigger fish to fry: solving the murder of Chester Lampi who was shot dead in his deer blind. Blaze-who’s more interested in retiring than investigating-rules Chester’s death as a hunting accident. So, Gertie takes on the case with help from her friends, man-hungry Cora Mae and pin-curled Kitty. Interrogating neighbors, spying, impersonating the FBI . . . the stubborn, spunky grandmother won’t give up the chase even when the killer takes aim at her.
I got this book free awhile ago for my nook, and to be honest I wasn’t expecting much, but this book surprised me and I loved it!
Gertie was a hilarious, one of a kind person, and Cora Mae, and Kitty were, too. They all didn’t really care what people thought, and, instead, listened to themselves.
I loved the setting, and the fact that even if you owned a lot of land, you were most likely still poor.
The mystery was okay, I felt like the killer was sort of way out there, but it all tied up well in the end. The ending was a bit rushed, also, but overall this was a simply hilarious book. I laughed out loud more times than I can count when reading this. I’ll be buying the next one!