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By Rita Lakin
She’s now not omit Marple. Her buddies aren't any Charlie’s Angels. however, 75-year-old Gladdy Gold and her gang of eccentric fortress Lauderdale retirees are out, approximately, and weeding out a killer–one who's silently stalking them.
Selma Beller was once the 1st to go–but Gladdy and her associates by no means suspected homicide till one other in their buddies died in an eerily related method. Now a good-looking younger detective won’t hearken to them, Hy Binder won’t cease telling them soiled jokes, and loopy outdated Greta Kronk is doing every little thing humanly attainable to make herself right into a suspect. yet amid the never-ending rounds of poolside kibitzing, early-bird specials, bittersweet stories, and interminable grocery-shopping journeys, Gladdy and her gals are approximately to find how the murders are being devoted. And in terms of catching this culprit–time rather is working out….
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And that's the signal for all the others to rush out. My sister, Evvie Markowitz, is always the next one out. While I am in the Q building (Q for Quinsana), she lives across the way in apartment 215 in P building (P for Petunia. The builders were big on flowers). She refers to herself as my kid sister. Seventy-three to my seventy-five. We don't look anything like each other. I am taller. She is heavier. ) Before we turned gray, she was a redhead; I, a brunette. I was the scholarly one; she the dynamic, dramatic one.
Two women. Photographs. A letter. Tears. We reach for our items and move past quickly and quietly. Meat and Poultry. A tug-of-war. Two sets of spindly arms hold tight to two equally spindly chicken wings. A fight to the finish. Move on. Forget making chicken soup. Get lamb chops instead. One long hour later, our shopping is finally done. Evvie, Ida, and I have checked out, but we have to wait for Bella and Sophie. And here they come, Tweedledum and Tweedledumber, basket filled to the brim. I sigh.
Picture a supermarket in any city in America. So, pardon me if I don't waste time describing where the cream cheese is. But our Publix has one big difference: the customers. " The rest of us are seniors who live along Oakland Park Boulevard in the various condos, boardinghouses, apartment buildings, and retirement homes. The dress code? Canes. Walkers. Wheelchairs. The object? Shopping for food and surviving the experience. The secret agenda? Kill or maim everyone in your way. OK. Carts at the ready.
Getting Old Is Murder by Rita Lakin