Monday, November 18, 2013

Granny Hooks A Crook Blog Tour! Review and Giveaway!

Granny leads a secret life in the small, unique community of Fuschia, Minnesota. It’s not just her all junk food diet, multiplying pets, or her shocking bedtime attire that makes Granny one in a million. No, Granny is an undercover cop, charged by “the Big Guy” (the town’s police chief) of preventing theft in local stores. Granny takes her job seriously and daily foils many shoplifters using her trusty spiked umbrella and amazing acting skills. When some startlingly brazen burglaries begin to occur that Granny can’t solve, along with mysteriously appearing bad guys, disappearing clerks, and misplaced Corvettes, Granny begins to wonder if she isn’t ready for the wrinkle farm. Maybe, it’s fortuitous when she accidentally-on-purpose falls in the lap of an attractive older gentleman who is soon roped into her wild adventures, as they try to figure out what’s happening in their little town.


Julie Seedorf has a great imagination.  The characters, from their names to their personality and physical characteristics, are very unique and quirky, including their names.  In fact, as I read this, I visualized a cartoon or caricatured version obviously with lots of fuchsia detail.  Granny is not the stereotyped grandmother although at times she is convinced she might be ready for the wrinkle farm.  She’s also having some difficulty with remembering where she left her bright red 1957 Corvette and her cat bringing home another friend every day.  It’s not immediately apparent why or how someone is emulating her, but it is quite clear that somehow her house is where objects missing from each of several burglaries show up, included a small forest in her back yard.  Her adult children appear to be clueless except for her son.  Her comrade, The Big Guy, is suspicious and only the distinguished man with strong arms seems determined to help her, whether she likes it or not.  If you like cute and fun reads, you'll like Granny Hooks a Crook.

About the Author:
Julie Seedorf owns her own computer repair business, but her secret undercover job is writing. Her column “Something About Nothing” for a Minnesota newspaper is about nothing, which is what we talk about most of the time, always with something underneath the conversation. Julie has been a wife, mother, grandmother, housewife, barmaid, salesperson, activity director, full time volunteer and more. Her motto is, “If you dream it, you can do it.” Her Fuchsia Minnesota, published by Cozy Cat Press is her first journey in her undercover career. Having lived in small communities in Minnesota all her life, she knows the richness and uniqueness that only a small town can bring and with a little humor and imagination, she transforms those experiences into her imaginary Fuchsia community.  Keep up with Julie:

Goodreads Author Page

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  1. This sounds like a really funny book. I would love to read it!

  2. This does sound like fun

  3. Great review! This book sounds fun and fantastic. Would love to win. Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the chance to win this book and please enter my name in the giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson

  4. Sounds like a fun read

  5. Oh, this sounds like a fun read! I have to add it to my TBR list!

  6. Love to seniors involved...especially sleuthing!


  7. I'm a granny -- no, a grandma; a granny is someone cuddly, funny, at home with cooking, baking, sewing, playing with the grandkids, and very approachable. I'm not sure I'm any of those things. I love my grandchildren, but I'm not the do things with then type.
    I'm not a granny like the one in this story either, altho I might like to picture myself so.


  8. I am a senior so I love cozies with older characters in them.


  9. This book sounds like such fun. I would love to be your lucky winner. Thanks for the chance.

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