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The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and creative ways...colorful and Meshugeneh.Mystery Scene

“Condo life may never be the same!” —Newsday

Gladdy Gold is a treasure, Miss Marple in Yiddish. Salty. Sassy. Sunny.—Carolyn Hart

About the Author

After being widowed at a young age with three small children, Rita Lakin began an extensive writing career, which has included staff writing on television programs such as Peyton Place, Mod Squad, Dynasty, and Strong Medicine, as well as creating original series such as The Rookies. She has won an Edgar Allen Poe award for her screenwriting, as well as receiving several other award nominations, and her two original theatrical plays, No Language But a Cry and Saturday Night at Grossingers, are still being produced around the country.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (December 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440243874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440243878
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #926,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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RITA LAKIN
Rita Lakin spent twenty-five years in Television as a writer on numerous series, movies, miniseries, created a number of dramatic series, finally becoming producer/show runner on her own shows. She is now writing comedy mystery novels featuring Gladdy Gold and her zany geriatric partners in crime-solving. She won first place for her IMBA bestselling Getting Old is a Disaster. Same novel won Left Coast Crime LEFTY AWARD for most humorous mystery published in 2009.

Her many other awards include Writers Guild of America, MWA Edgar, and the Avery Hopwood award from the University of Michigan. Visit www.ritalakin.com

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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on January 22, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I struggled to finish "Getting Old is to Die For." Gladdy's always had issues with loneliness, the dependency her friends have on her and widowhood, but she always seemed strong and positive. Starting with the last episode and gaining strength in this one, the humor and positive attitude seem to have vanished and been replaced by grimness and depression. I'm not enjoying it. Gladdy's "girls" and the other tenants of Lanai Gardens are some relief, but even their bickering seems to have become mean spirited. I realize the author's got a story arc that spans multiple volumes, but I would definitely enjoy more of the fun, upbeat flavor of the early volumes in the future!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on December 29, 2007
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Gladdy Gold and her sister Evie Markowitz have lived in phase II in Lanai Gardens in Ft. Lauderdale for over a quarter of a century. They are very active and with their friends Ida, Bella and Sophie have an informal detective agency. Their latest case involves parents who want their daughter, who they have a close relationship with, to attend their seventieth wedding anniversary. Gladdy, who doesn't know where her boyfriend Jack is, decides to take the case.

The daughter refuses to answer her calls but they find a way to get her to meet with them. When they see her, they understand and so accompany her for moral support to see her parents. Unknown to Gladdy, Jack is in New York trying to find out who killed his girlfriend's husband over five decades ago. He is delighted that his family and Gladdy's family get along so great but he is scared of what Gladdy will do when she finds out what he is up to.

GETTING OLD IS TO DIE FOR shows readers that senior citizens can have rich productive lives filled with fun and romance. Jack is a real hero, putting his needs on the back burner so that Gladdy can gain a sense of closure. It is fun reading how he conducts his own investigation while Gladdy is worried that her refusal to commit to him ruined their relationship. This humorous mystery has protagonists and a secondary cast that is easy to understand what motivates them.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kris Radish on May 19, 2008
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Getting Old is hilarious, fun, well-written and a teriffic ride for readers of any age. Rita not only "gets" her characters but she can weave them in and out of a tale that will keep you up all night. Hurry....write another one...!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle in Maryland on April 28, 2009
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This book skips between past & present, not very successfully imho. I urge readers to persevere and read "Getting Old is a Disaster" which is more like the other books in the series.
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This is the first book in the Gladdy Gold series I've read, and while I would probably have been better off reading them in order, I was delighted with the introduction to these elderly sleuths, and the evolving love story between Gladdy and Jack. As a New Yorker, I appreciated their detour to New York, and while I was skeptical about the premise of solving an old mystery, Rita Lakin pulls it off. This mystery does have a dark twist, as befitting a woman whose husband was murdered and whose family was affected by his death. However, I wouldn't say it's morbid. There's some madcap humor when the girls make their way to New York, and Jack's devotion to Gladdy, and willingness to take a risk, is heartwarming. Lakin weaves multiple mini mysteries into the larger tale, and has made me a dedicated reader who is off to devour the rest of the series.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Keeper of the books on February 10, 2008
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I have enjoyed this series which is why I grabbed this latest book. Was a mistake too, this book roams around with a different POV.
And the flow is something you simply do not care about, it should not have taken over the entire book. It lost the reader as you simply did not care about the ending.
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By Y. M. Steffen on May 23, 2014
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Rita Lakin's books are always filled with humor and crazy characters. I always enjoy reading them. Yet the characters are often only slight exagerations of real-life people. I suggest reading the first of the series first, and then going along with the others chronologically.
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Had to own all of the Gladdy Gold mysteries in this series. I tripped over these books by accident while doing an online search, and borrowed them from our library. I had to add them to my own library of favorites and will enjoy reading all of these again!
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