Thursday, July 17, 2014
Granny Skewers A Scoundrel by Julie Seedorf
Granny Skewers A Scoundrel
by Julie Seedorf
by Julie Seedorf
GrannySkewersGranny Skewers a Scoundrel:
A Fuschia Minnesota Mystery
Cozy Mystery – 225 Pages
Cozy Cat Press (March 11, 2014)
Granny has a new addition to her arsenal of crime fighting weapons as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s most colorful detective. Now, along with her famous crook-hooking umbrella, she’s acquired a scoundrel-skewering knitting needle. And just in time! Residents of Fuchsia seem to be dropping dead like flies! First, it’s Granny’s neighbor Sally (who gives up the ghost in her weed-filled front yard), followed by Esmeralda Periwinkle (the squirrel lover on Main Street), and then, Mr. Nail, owner of the local hardware store (who is squashed when dozens of bags of fertilizer fall on top of him). Granny is baffled. Who is behind this murder spree?
Granny enlists the help of her sort of boyfriend franklin Gatsby, the town’s police chief Cornelius Stricknine (or “The Big Guy”), her reality-show loving neighbor Mavis, and her own son Thor. And, of course, the special assistance of her menagerie of pets — including Mr. Bleaty, the goat. Soon Granny is hot on the trail of this dastardly murderer. Unfortunately, when Granny herself is poisoned, everyone insists that she cool her crime solving ways and stay indoors and out of harms way. Of course, that’s never going to happen! Not when Granny knows all the secret passageways and tunnels that run underneath Fuchsia. Out she goes–and watch out, you evil doers! Granny will solve this mystery–you can bet your pink undies, she will!
Julie grew up in a small Minnesota community. She knows the value of neighbors looking out for neighbors.
Julie has worn many hats during her lifetime. She has been a waitress, barmaid, activities assistant, store clerk, office manager and for the last 14 years has worked in computer repair, and finally owning her own computer repair business. In January 2014 she closed her computer business to write full time.
Her most important career in her estimation has been wife, mother and grandmother. Nothing could equal the gift of nurturing and watching her children and grandchildren grow.
Julie is also a columnist for the Albert Lea Tribune. Her column “Something About Nothing” brings a little fluff to an unfluffy world. She believes there is always something underlying in the nothings we talk about. In 2011 she self-published “Whatchamacallit? Thingamajig?. It is a book about grandmothers and grandchildren. It was a collaboration between her grandchildren and Julie. Along with a glossary and lots of weird words, it is a mystery that reveals to the characters grandchildren who Grandma used to be.
In 2013 Julie signed a contract with Cozy Cat Press for the publication of her Cozy Mystery “Granny Hooks A Crook.” It fulfilled one item on Julie’s bucket list. Granny lives in the fictional town of Fuchsia, Minnesota. The Fuchsia, Minnesota books is a series. Granny Skewers A Scoundrel, book two in the series was released in March 2014. The Fuchsia books are unusual cozies with a little satire about small communities and an over the top Granny that gives a new meaning to old. Julie also writes free lance for the Courier Sentinel and the Albert Lea Tribune. She also is designing a line of shirts, cups and other material to complement her books.
Never quit dreaming is Julie’s motto. Dreams are the gateway to fun, fantasy and the future.
http://www.julieseedorf.com,http://www.sprinklednotes.com, http://www.facebook.com/sprinklednotes, http://www.facebook.com/grannyfromfuchsiaminnesota, Twitter: @julieseedorf
My Review: Granny Skewers A Scoundrel by Julie Seedorf
Granny is a fun character. I love her feisty attitude. There are so many quirky characters in this book human and animals. There are lots of twists and turns I did not expect. Kept me guessing. Lots of humor, crimes, memory problems and junk food.
Granny works undercover for the business of Fuchsia, Minnesota. She finds shop lifters, even kidnapper in last book. Her kids are worrying about her living alone and want her to move in with her. So she tricks Franklin into coming over and tells her kids that they are getting married soon.
Franklin wants to keep Granny safe. She drives him crazy like his mother did. Franklin is a retired cop from New York. They share custody of their pets. Pets ideas. They keep bringing more pets home.
Granny's neighbor dies and she is not the only one. Someone also wants to stop Granny by poisoning her. Granny does not listen to everyone wanting her to leave the murder cases alone. They even tell her she can't work for the business in town till the murder is stopped.
Thor moves into town now to keep his eyes on his mom. He is falling for her new neighbor that Granny does not trust. The guys all think she is beautiful.
There are a lot of new neighbors moving into her town and making lots of changes. I really like the new neighbor named Angel and want to see more of her in the future.
I would love to read more books in this series. If granny can remember what is happening in Fuchsia.
I was given this ebook to read, but the opinions are all mine and I agreed to write a honest review and be part of its blog tour.
I did not want to put the book down till I had finished it. It is way over the top and makes it so fun a story.
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