Granny Smith Investigates

  • Written by: G. M. Dobbs

    Narrated by: Fiona Thraille

    Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins

    Unabridged Audiobook

    Release Date:04-01-16

    Publisher: G M Dobbs

    3 Stars

    Publishers Summary

    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

    My thoughts

    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.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher in return for an honest review.

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