A hilarious new mystery series from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin!
Barbara Gold, a retired CIA agent, is bored out of her skull in Cheerville, a sleepy town in New England—until a man is poisoned during a book club meeting for seniors. Everyone thinks Lucien had a heart attack, but from his symptoms, Barbara knows someone has slipped poisoned into his cake or drink. Even though she is no longer under cover, Barbara feels as if she's only playing the part of a sweet grandmother, but this may just be her most useful cover yet.
The clock ticks as she investigates who in the Cheerville Active Readers' Society would want Lucien dead. It's only a matter of time before his death is declared murder and the police start hounding everyone.
Suddenly Barbara's CIA training is useful again, and Cheerville is starting to seem not so dull after all…
Read the action-packed first book (30,000 words) in the Secret Agent Granny mystery series.
New to Lin
Granny’s got a gun is appropriate when extremely light reading is needed.
The crux of the plot ie the reason for the murder is so thin that Lin should be embarrassed. Surely she can think of a more substantial reason for murder of someone you love.
The quality of writing is suitable for a young teenager if they don’t mind excessive repetition. Over and over we are reminded that Barbara was a CIA agent and skilled in many fields of survival training. And that she is 70. If you remove all references to those 2 facts, there won’t be many pages left in the book.
So: it’s a very light book but I think reading another in the series would be akin to the famous “Chinese water torture”.