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Granny is at it again! When Granny accompanies her friend Mavis to the next to the last resting place nursing home to visit Mavis’ sister, Beulah, both women are shocked to find the new resident dead. Granny, being the amateur detective she is, suspects foul play, and soon she and her entire family concoct a plan to investigate possible shady doings at the nursing home. 

Granny will enter the home incognito and attempt to determine how Beulah met her suspicious demise. All this happens while Granny’s new husband Silas is entangled in his own dangerous mess. Someone has just blown up his house and Silas (a former detective) is out to discover the culprit, even as he worries about Granny’s safety in the home. 

As more nursing home residents fall victim to a strange and sudden “memory loss virus,” Granny engages the aid of her friends to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a very complex and complicated plot.

©2016 Cozy Cat Press (P)2018 Julie Seedorf

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Another silly but clever mystery

In <strong>Granny Pins a Pilferer</strong> by Julie Seedorf, Mavis gets Granny to go with her to visit her sister, Beulah, at the Next to the Last Resting Place, known to Granny as the Wrinkle Farm. When the women arrive, they find Beulah dead. There seems to be a mystery behind the death, making Granny determined to go undercover at the Wrinkle Farm to get to the bottom of things.

In the meantime, Granny is starting out her married life with Silas Crickett, whom Granny likes to call Mr. Supercilious. But on one of their first mornings together, Silas's house explodes, showing that Silas's previous job as a detective in Alaska may not be completely unresolved.

To gain admittance to the Next to the Last Resting Place, Granny pretends to have memory problems. Taking with her a hatpin for protection, Granny enters the dreaded Wrinkle Farm, where she meets an eclectic group of women living there and a hostile employee. As part of her ruse, Granny keeps insisting that she is not Hermiony but rather Amelia, the name of her identical twin sister. With her usual crazy and wild antics, Granny sets the Wrinkle Farm ablaze with energy and adventure as she searches for the truth behind the unexplained deaths.

As with every book by Seedorf, <strong>Granny Pins a Pilferer</strong> is full of hilarity and silliness, making me laugh throughout the whole course of the book. The plot has plenty of creativity and excitement, with new twists throughout the whole thing. I especially enjoyed the wild adventures as Granny's friends figure out what she is up to and break her out of the Wrinkle Farm for an evening of fun at the local casino.

Many of the especially beloved characters from the previous books return to <strong>Granny Pins a Pilferer</strong>, making it especially fun. Granny, whose real name is Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt Crickett, is, as always, the star of the book, with an exuberance for life and catching bad guys. We enjoy Mavis, Granny's neighbor, who lives with George and spends her life putting on bizarre pretend reality shows. Silas Crickett and his sometimes adversarial/ sometimes loving relationship with his new wife, Granny, further adds to the glee we experience as we listen to this book.

Beth Kesler performs the audio edition of this book and does an excellent job in her role replacing Priscilla Finch, whom I had come to love. Many times it is hard to adjust to a new narrator in a beloved series, but Kesler does a good job of making the book her own without differing too much from the spirit created by Finch. Kesler helps to add to the delight of getting to listen to this book. I listened to this when I was lying in bed in worse than usual agony from my migraine, and it did a lot to help me relax and have some pleasure despite the severity of my pain.

All books in the Granny series, including <strong>Granny Pins a Pilferer</strong>, are very silly and full of fun. Sometimes, such as during my recent migraine we need some silliness in our lives to make them more bearable. I do recommend that if you are new to the series, you begin with the first book, <em>Granny Hooks a Crook</em>, though that book starts off rather confusingly. But if you stick with it, you'll appreciate the conclusion and be able better to enjoy the rest of this delightful series. I highly recommend this book and give it five stars!

<em>Disclaimer:</strong> I received this book from the author for review purposes, but that had no influence on the content of my review.