Granny on Board by Harper Lin (Secret Agent Granny Book 7)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 346 Kb
Granny on Board : I’m Barbara Gold. Age: 70. Height: 5’5”. Eyes: blue. Hair: gray. Weight: none of your business. Specialties: Undercover surveillance, small arms, chemical weapons, Middle Eastern and Latin American politics. Current status: Retired widow and grandmother.
Octavian takes Barbara on a seniors’ cruise for her seventy-first birthday, but the vacation is not all piña coladas and shuffleboard. Barbara makes a frenemy in Georgina Branch, queen bee to a group of equally conniving girlfriends. Barbara is sure one or all of them killed the passenger who accidentally fell overboard early in the trip.
Barbara and Octavian are stuck on a ship with a murderer, but at least the cruise has plenty of booze. Before their vacation gets cut short by another “accidental” drowning, can Barbara find the killer and keep her boyfriend safe?
“The white deck and superstructure gleamed in the Florida sun. On the prow was painted the profile of an older man and woman looking out to sea, with rugged features and silver hair like a pair of retired Greek deities. Rows of portholes showed the locations of the cabins, with larger windows for those on the upper deck. The suites even had porches. You could sit out on deck chairs watching the sea.
Octavian and I stood in line with a few hundred other senior citizens filing through the welcome center before going up the gangway. The amount of gray hair, canes, walkers, and unfocused grumpiness in the line was depressing. I was getting a bad feeling about this.
While it was only natural that most of my friends were my age, I had made a point in my retirement to spend a large amount of time with younger people. I had moved to Cheerville to be with my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson after all. I had even taken my grandson and his friends out for pizza. Ever taken a group of thirteen-year-olds out for pizza? I’ve been in battles quieter than that.
So I wasn’t too keen on spending the next ten days with only old people. Being around old people for long periods of time made me feel … fossilized.”