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30. Mrs. Plansky's Revenge by Spencer Quinn
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 04:40 PM
Apr 7

The book starts with a teenager in Romania being instructed how to talk like an American youth: Yo, it is me, your grandson.

And this is how it is progressed: calling older women in the sates pretending to be their grandsons, being held on DUI charges. The way to send money is using a special app, to provide the bank info, including the password and the next morning the account is cleaned.

But Mrs. Plansky is mad. Through unguarded comments by an FBI agent she finds the name of the small village in Romania and off she goes.

Not a real mystery; no murders and we know who done it, but an easy reading and a satisfying ending, though a couple of convenient encounters.

Now started The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood ( the man behind “Murder in Paradise.”)

A 77 year old independent woman who heard her neighbor being shot and is determined to find the culprit.

I read The Kingdom Of The Blind several years ago. Srkdqltr Apr 7 #1
Cool hermetic Apr 7 #3
I just reread it. Most memorable character was the snow. Deep freezing blizzard cold. And the hat. cbabe Apr 7 #12
The Target, a Robie and Reed novel by Baldacci. brer cat Apr 7 #2
Another one! hermetic Apr 7 #5
I just finished Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter. MontanaMama Apr 7 #4
Thanks, good to know hermetic Apr 7 #6
Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See people Apr 7 #7
That sounds quite awesome hermetic Apr 7 #8
Just finished two.... mentalsolstice Apr 7 #9
Never read that one.. hermetic Apr 7 #10
Tim Washburn: two titles cbabe Apr 7 #11
Ah Yellowstone hermetic Apr 7 #15
A David Baldacci, Bayard Apr 7 #13
Baldacci has a new one hermetic Apr 7 #16
Good day. Yesterday finished the singe/songwriter Brandi Carlile memoir of her childhood, openly txwhitedove Apr 7 #14
Yeah, hermetic Apr 7 #17
yes indeed The Bookwoman is a wonderful book. I recommend it to anyone I know who reads yellowdogintexas Apr 13 #40
Tried his Arthur and Queenie series while awaiting the next Chet and Bernie EverHopeful Apr 7 #18
Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek was awesome NanaCat Apr 7 #21
Oh--and BOOOOOOO to Jojo Moyes for stealing NanaCat Apr 7 #22
she did not steal the idea of the pack librarians since it was a real thing yellowdogintexas Apr 13 #41
The Exchange by John Grisham EverHopeful Apr 7 #19
Ian Rankin is one of my very favourite writers NanaCat Apr 7 #20
Date with Murder by Julia Chapman The King of Prussia Apr 7 #23
Oh, I say hermetic Apr 7 #24
My bad The King of Prussia Apr 7 #26
Nah, you're good hermetic Apr 7 #28
Babel by R. F. Kuang Deep State Witch Apr 7 #25
I just finished The Trees by Percival Everett and was a bit confounded by japple Apr 7 #27
Interesting hermetic Apr 7 #29
Mrs. Plansky's Revenge by Spencer Quinn question everything Apr 7 #30
What the... hermetic Apr 7 #31
Spam calls!! When you decide to go after them, I'll gladly go with you for that adventure. Grrr txwhitedove Apr 9 #37
Cool! hermetic Apr 11 #38
Trump rally speeches are poor in grammar and sentence structure, but the fictional lies just keep on coming. usaf-vet Apr 7 #32
Yeah, hermetic Apr 7 #33
Which ones? usaf-vet Apr 7 #34
Houstan and Hamilton hermetic Apr 7 #35
Start here: A Cold Day in Paradise. usaf-vet Apr 8 #36
Bedfordshire Clanger Calamity: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 4 yellowdogintexas Apr 13 #39
Those sound great hermetic Apr 14 #42
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