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Friday, 1 April 2016

The lady's got a way with murder

Granny Smith Investigates, originally published in 2012, was the book that introduced the world to Granny Smith - that senior sleuth, that pipe puffing, heavy metal loving force of nature. The book has and continues to be very successful, several times appearing in the top ten listings on various eBooks charts, and receiving some glowing reviews across the untamed wilderness of the world-wide web.
This month saw the publication of the fourth book in the series, Murder Plot but also saw the first Granny Smith launched in an audiobook edition.
The 61nMfSv1T7L._SL150_audio book version has been narrated by talented voice actor, Fiona Thraille, and is currently out there for sale at Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Ain't technology wonderful! Now I'm not exactly a Luddite it terms of tech, particularly as it relates to the modern writer, but I find myself amazed at how the Kindle eBook version synchs with the audiobook version. If you own both the eBook and audiobook - and read say 10 pages of the eBook then as soon as you press play on the audiobook it will start from where you have left off in the eBook. This works in reverse too with the eBook synching to the last position in the audiobook. I find that quite amazing! Spooky even - it's witchcraft!

"The story then follows Granny Alice Mary Smith into various stages of the mystery in a humorous but intense way. The book is beautifully written and is a pleasure to read. The Miss Marple references are not only in our mind but the author has made them too, calling Granny Smith as “Miss Marple on steroids”

It is a cozy and wonderful murder mystery, the likes of which, I have not read for a long time. Agatha Christie story lovers must catch this book. It brings back many memories of age old murder mystery classics.
" Goodreads five star review for Granny Smith Investigates

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