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Jack Gets His Man (The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives Book 2) Kindle Edition
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The cast of characters that Haggerty has created for this novel was unforgettable. She combines a pair of gray haired, knitting, investigators with a gay store owner to create an all-out fantastic tale that is very character driven. Everyone is very well developed and easy to connect with, fulfilling their roles well.
This is a fantastic novel that had me in stitches while also keeping me on my toes. It could either be read on its own or as the second instalment in this absolutely hilarious series.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Poor Jack has problems. His business that he co-owns with his ex, Wyatt, is doing fabulous. So well that he had to hire a manager to look after things for them. The manager told Jack he needed help and wanted an assitant. Jack said no to the assistant but said he would hire a bookkeeper. With his best friend Izzy's help Jack hired Damien. He was very qualified for the job, but Jack especially wanted to hire him because he was hotter than any of the other candidates. It doesn't take Damien long to figure out that someone has been fudging the books so the business is losing a lot of money.
The old ladies in the knitting club find out about this and decide to help investigate who is stealing from him. It's always fun when they get involved in anything. I love the way the elderly ladies from Izzy's grandmother's knitting club are referred to as "Jessica Fletcher wannabees". One of the ladies used to be an accountant so she worked with Damien to figure out how the money was being taken and were it went.
I loved the characters and the plot in Jack Gets His Man. Jack is a gorgeous gay man who is so enamored with Damien that he barely hears the interview questions Izzy is asking him. He wants to hire him as soon as he sees him. The older women "detectives" are a hoot. I chuckled picturing them dressed for a stake out, all in black. They had to wear black scarves to cover their white hair!
D.E. Haggerty writes wonderfully funny mysteries that have lots of detail and chuckles throughout. Actually the story itself isn't all that funny but the characters sure are.
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I just had to love the ladies in the Knitting Crew. I could just picture a group of little old ladies who are sticking their nose in people's business with the best of intentions. Their antics made the story so fun to read it was hard to put down.
And what's a bunch of old ladies without a little meddling into someone's love life. Jack is the victim in this story. I just had to laugh. Just the idea of a crew of little old ladies being so accepting of his sexuality that they would try to set him up was comical. It was nice to see so many people be so accepting of everyone. Jack's personality really showed in the book. I could hear the sarcasm in his voice so many times.
This book is a part of the series, but according to the synopsis, it can be read as a stand alone. I have not read the first book, Murder, Mystery, and Dating Mayhem. There were several times while reading that I wish I had read the first. The antics of the Knitting Crew from that book were referenced a couple times and Izzy and Noel play key parts in this one. I think I will be reading it before I read the third book, Love in the Time of Murder, due out in October 2015.
This book is written in third person POV, focusing on Jack's thoughts and actions. It is a stand alone with no violence.
The five female seniors’ involvement in all of this, especially the investigation, is both hilarious and endearing. I would imagine that this was their way of remaining relevant in the affaires of their community. I admired mostly their open mindedness in their acceptance of Jack, and their effort in making sure that Jack was happy in his business, and private life.
Izzy was a woman to my own heart. She proved that a good friendship is something to treasure, and that a good friendship should not tamper with her love for a spouse. She managed both relationships very well. This story was really more about the escapades of some busy body grandmothers. At certain points, the story came through almost like a child’s play. it was entertaining.
I had not read the first book, but jumped right in, and enjoyed the fun style of the group of knitting detectives, the couple and Jack. I like the relationships of all involved and the continuing evolution of the relationships. I would recommend this book (and am) to friend that read. It was light hearted, quick to read, and fun in all the best ways.
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