- File Size: 1913 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Publisher: Toni Kief/Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest; 1 edition (March 28, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XXL53BJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,059 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Only Mildred can find the truth! A thrilling page turner in sensible shoes.
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"Mildred bought a glittery vest with puppies and dice on the back. This should go nicely with my comfy pants and help me blend in." Now here, I am assuming that the 2nd sentence might be Mildred thinking to herself? Then perhaps something like: This should go nicely with my comfy pants and help me blend in" Mildred thought.
Other than that happening almost all the way through the story, it was riveting and I kept reading it. I am currently at 91% in on my Kindle and had to stop and write this because I just can't take it anymore. I will finish it, but please, for the love of a good story, find yourself an editor!!
She is quite clever and knows how to get to her job done and everyone he trusts her. She knows the eb and flow of the casino.
I loved hearing about her family...They seemed very close,You can tell there’s a lot of love for Mildred and that they care very much about her welfare and she cares very much about them. I also loved hearing about her cat popcorn... Sweet but funny cat...As we know when they want attention they make us pay attention 🙂
Over all her costumes are cool and hilarious, To slow down it’s going to Mildred is one saucy chic!
Hearing all of the buffet food talk made me seriously hungry Is she describes the food so well, And the mysteries that she deals with the casino are intriguing.
In the end the importance is in “following the money”
couple of famous names in the book was the icing on the cake!
What a whirlwind! I never expected to read a book where the main character was over 70 and still running around getting into trouble! It was neat reading a book with a character you don’t normally see as the main character. Mildred is a great blend of sarcastic, witty, humorous, and get-it-done undercover detective. Her disguises are hilarious.
The story was fully fledged and the mystery was layered. Mildred got her share of bruises during her investigations, but also stepped down when the big guys were needed to catch the bad guys.
I loved the insights into a large Casino and the life of an older and semi-retired lady.
Widowed at 71 and unable to make ends meet due to her husband’s exorbitant gambling debts, Mildred applies for a job at the Ivory Winds Casino—ironic, but conveniently close to the one-bedroom condo she lives in. Thinking it’d be nice to get hired as a cashier or money counter, her police background qualifies this septuagenarian for undercover security.
In disguise, Mildred—G-ma—makes her rounds at Ivory Winds. Is she Delilah Hopper, Oliver Brimstone, or Bambi Hunter, while taking advantage of the free buffet.
Double-oh-Seventy-One is a hoot you’ll want to tag along with on every action-filled page: Mildred’s interesting past and the elements of mystery, crime, suspense, and danger await. You’ll also feel part of her family and want to get in on those Pepperidge Farm apple turnovers she’s fond of baking.
Place your bet on this highly recommended book.
Top international reviews
Having to find employment after the death of her husband leaves her in unexpected financial hardship, Mildred winds up in the unlikely role of undercover security at the local casino. Quickly finding her feet, she soon relishes the excitement and independence her new position brings, enjoying the camaraderie of her new colleagues. However, danger is lurking just around the corner for Mildred and from then on it's all breakneck action and tension.
I really enjoyed this book, mostly for the character of Mildred who is endearing and very relatable, but also for the casino itself. Appearing almost like a mini world of its own, it was fascinating to read all the behind the scenes info.
The author writes well, with crisp attention to detail that breathes life into all her characters. She is economical with her words and doesn't waste time with lavish descriptions that would slow the plot down.
There was so much I liked about this book and only one small niggle which did bother me somewhat. The author has a habit of changing the point of view from first to third person mid-paragraph, and that did make it a bit confusing. However, this is just a personal observation, and in no way detracts from the solid five stars I am awarding it. I will definitely be reading some more Mildred in the future.
Quite envied Mildred's exciting new job and the caring and highly competent professionals she was working with.
About to start the next in the series.
Would have given 5 stars but there are editing issues.
I want to be Mildred when I grow up.