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Monday, 9 July 2012

Granny Smith goes vintage

It's like turning back time - starting today Granny Smith Investigates, the novella which is proving popular on Amazon's Kindle format will be reduced in price for several days to only $99c £77p - it will remain at this low price for three days before reverting to its usual price.

“It’s Miss Marple on steroids.”

A brutal murder in a small Welsh village and the police are stuck without a clue. With no motive and no real suspect the investigation soon grinds to a halt. Enter Mary Alice Smith, otherwise known as Granny Smith, the rock music loving, pipe smoking, chaos causing amateur sleuth with a difference.

Granny has a talent for mayhem and soon those talents are put to good use as our intrepid pensioner starts the unravel the case, which finds her provoking Chief Inspector Miskin as she comes up against a full scale police investigation, proving that you’re never too old to make a nuisance of yourself.

Murder's never been so much fun.

It is laugh out loud funny and Granny Smith is a wonderful invention.  Five star Amazon review

Granny Smith complete with pipe , what a vision... proves where there is a way she will take try it...enjoyed this book easy reading. Four Star Amazon Review

The plot is obvious early on and the main character is intensely irritating. It is supposedly intended to be humorous but it is doubtful the author could spell it.  One Star Amazon Review - Um, er yeah thanks for that one.

Just in time for Summer! Granny Smith seems less like Miss Marple and more like a mash-up of Stephanie Plum & Ma Kettle. Four Star Amazon review

EXTRACT: Of course Granny Smith’s real name wasn’t Granny but everyone called her Granny. It wasn’t because she was a grandmother, though she was three times over, but rather because as a child she had loved apples, would take one to school for her lunch each and every day. It seemed that wherever she went an apple went with her and so associated with the fruit had she become that eventually some bright spark had nicknamed her Granny Smith after that popular Australian variety of apple. Her given name was Mary Alice Davies, which meant she had the rather unfortunate initials - M A D, but she had never let that bother her and besides, she had often reasoned; when I marry I will have a totally different surname.

Eventually she had married a local man who went by the name of Arthur Smith, Smith of course, like Davies, being a common enough name, and she did indeed get a new surname, in fact her nickname became her surname. However because most people knew her by the nickname, Granny Smith, no one seemed to notice when she became a Smith for real, and, if truth be told, to many people she would remain forever M A D.

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