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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Old Age Delinquents

Mr Lennon Dobbs
Us writers are an insecure lot - we sit alone all day, staring at the screen, with only Lennon for company and he's too busy chewing on his rawhide bone to take any notice.

 We don't really get any human interaction during the working day.

And that's why reviews are so important to us - because it gives us some indication that all those hours of torture from characters who refuse to do what we want, and take us off on tangents not imagined in the outline, are worthwhile.

I was especially pleased to see a review of my novella , Granny Smith Investigates on The Not The Baseball Pitcher Blog.

In Gary Dobbs’ latest book, we have a cozy mystery with the elderly lady and amateur detective known as Granny Smith. Though Smith is her married name and she is indeed a grandmother, she’s had the nickname a lot longer. It comes for her love of the same titled apple. Granny is as different from the Christie character as one could be. Miss Marple was a prim and proper lady of her time and Granny is a pipe smoking, heavy metal listening woman of hers. Oh, she does the grandmother things: baking cookies for sales and tending to her grandchildren.SEE THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Granny Smith Investigates is available on Amazon for the Kindle with other versions to be rolled out shortly.

I'm pleased to report that Granny Smith is proving a bit of  hit with strong sales, particularly in the UK but the book is picking up steam in the US. The rock music loving, pipe smoking slueth is currently enjoying some downtime by reading Fifty Shades of Grey and bothering her long suffering husband, Arthur, but she will return next year in a full length novel. Yep, old Granny's wild oats may have turned to all bran but there's plenty of life in this lady who is just too damn stubborn to let old age get in the way of adventure.

As Granny says - "Wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been."

Go get the novella now.

“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 and that sixty three is actually the new twenty three.

Murder's never been so much fun.


Seriously Though said...

I think I will get a copy. Glad I read this little review. granny smith sounds a little like a friend of mine, actually.

Seriously Though said...

I can only buy a Kindle version???