There's a brutal murder in the small Welsh village of Gilfach. The police are clueless. With no motive and no real suspect, the investigation soon grinds to a halt. Enter Mary Anne Smith, otherwise known as Granny Smith, the 71-years-young, pipe-smoking, heavy metal-loving, chaos-causing amateur sleuth with a difference.
Granny has a talent for mayhem, and soon those talents are put to good use as our intrepid pensioner starts the unravel the case, which finds her provoking Chief Inspector Miskin as she comes up against a full scale police investigation, proving that you're never too old to make a nuisance of yourself and that 71 is actually the new 21.
Murder's never been so much fun.
©2012 Gary Martin Dobbs (P)2016 Gary Martin Dobbs
Granny follows in that long tradition of amateur detectives .Though an older woman, she is as different from the Christie character as one could be. Miss Marple was a prim and proper lady of her time and Granny is a pipe smoking, She does the grandmother things: baking cookies for sales and tending to her grandchildren.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.
This book is definitely not your typical mystery. First, Granny Smith, age 71 on the outside only, is not your prim and proper female detective like Miss Marple or Jessica Fletcher. Second, you do not typically giggle quite so much during most mysteries.
Many Kudos to G. M. Dobbs. You make the reader feel like they are an active part of the story that includes entertaining characters and the joys of small town living where everyone knows most of what everyone else is up to.
Well narrated by Fiona Thraille with well thought out and enjoyable character voices and excellent inflections and characterizations.
I would definitely read the next adventure of Granny Smith Investigates.
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Yes, absolutely. As said in the book, Granny Smith is Miss Marple on steroids... and all the more entertaining for it!
Granny Smith - who doesn't love a pipe smoking, heavy metal loving granny?
This was a wonderfully entertaining mystery and is the perfect length. The narration was top notch; doing a great job to create suspense and keep the reader enthralled.
This book was fun. You gotta love a granny who references Motorhead and smokes a pipe. I love how she got her nickname, her curiosity, and denial about her son's sexuality. Read it and you won't be disappointed.
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If you are a fan of the humorous cozy then you will love this one. Granny turns sleuth and doesn't care who she upsets in her quest for the truth. Even the Inspector couldn't get the upper hand of Granny and as for poor Dai Twice, the Special Police Constable, well he had no chance!
Granny Smith Investigates is the first book in a series of four, and is a good listen if you want something light and funny.
Narrated by Fiona Thraille, and considering that in the first couple of chapters she had to deal with a Welsh lady talking to a Pakistani man I think she did the job admirably! Her voice is quite suited to the role of Granny Smith, so many narrators bestow any female over 65 with a high, frail quavery and annoying voice, not Fiona, she did Granny proud.
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I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
Fiona Thraille does a wonderful job narrating this cozy mystery.Granny Smith is an older lady living in Wales.She's ecentric ,always looking for an argument and grumpy.She is also'Miss Marple on Steroids' and can solve a crime even if she nearly gets killed her self.A town girl,Sheila is about to get married.Something seems strange with the groom to be and his adult 'daughter'.There is also a murder in town.Though the local constable wishes she'd go away,she doesn't and persists until she finds the truth.It is a fun read!
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No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
When a murder is committed in a small, Welch community, everyone is speechless… Everyone but Granny Smith, the self appointed amateur detective – she has decided that she is the only one who can crack the case.
Almost everyone loves their metal head, pipe smoking, up into everyone's business, Granny! At 71, she is quite the character. However, she nearly drives Chief Inspector Miskin in to the asylum with all of her "help". Granny thinks he is off-the-wall and missing the biggest of clues!
Who will solve the crime first?
This is a fun book. A one-time read for me. *I received this work in exchange for my review.
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at the top of the list..often laugh out loud funny. Brilliantly written and performed.
Agatha Raisin series but edgier
Miss Marple of steroids
"Fantastic voice acting from Fiona Thraille"
The narrator really brought the characters to life. Great performance, fun and engaging murder mystery.
"A Welsh woman won't be stopped!"
I knew from the first few minutes that I was going to enjoy this audiobook and I was right. The dry (yet sassy) humour was spot on and the narration was perfectly matched to the tone of the story. Highly recommended!
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