Hiding Gladys: Hiding Gladys Book 1

Hiding Gladys: Hiding Gladys Book 1

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Discovering a granite deposit of epic proportions is geologist Cleo Cooper's dream come true. Not only will she be famous for discovering the easternmost deposit in the United States, she'll also be rich. And so will Gladys Walton, the owner of the rural North Carolina property that sits atop the bounty of valuable rock.



When Gladys goes missing and a murder victim turns up in the well, Cleo works extra hard to keep her test drilling above board and on schedule. But a near-fatal accident convinces Cleo that someone is dead set on killing her, too. With support from a hot fellow geologist, Cleo races against the clock before another body is found and her dreams of fame and fortune are crushed.



Praise:



"Readers will want to see more of this spunky geologist with a streak of independence and a passion for her profession."--Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine



"[A] solid debut."--Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Midnight Ink
  • Woodbury, MN, United States
  • English
  • 0738734233
  • 9780738734231
  • 2,383,880

Review quote

"Readers will want to see more of this spunky geologist with a streak of independence and a passion for her profession."--Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine



"[A] solid debut."--Publishers Weekly
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About Lee Mims

Debut author Lee Mims holds a master's and bachelor's degree in geology from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and once worked as a field geologist. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Currently a popular wildlife artist, Hiding Gladys is her debut novel. She lives in Raleigh, N.C. Visit the author online at LeeMims.com.
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Rating details

61 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 20% (12)
4 21% (13)
3 43% (26)
2 7% (4)
1 10% (6)

Our customer reviews

Sometimes it is really tough to know what rating to give a book. And this one happens to be one of those books. This is the first book I have ever read by Lee Mims, and it was easy to tell that she knew about geology. She added in plenty of details, and her writing style was very readable. In fact, there was never a dull moment. And even though the reader is pretty sure about who is involved, I have to say that the author put in a twist I didn't see coming. What I appreciated about Cleo (and Gladys) was that they are older women who do not slow down! Okay, so I'm not 40 yet, but I'm getting there. I love the fact that these women show that age is truly just a number. I love the fact that authors are writing more than YA and 20-something romances. Speaking of romance, I found it ingenious that the author has Cleo still attracted to her ex. And since this is a series, I hope to see these two again! I would love to see more romance between them. They can stay out of the bedroom--I would prefer that. But thankfully the author gives her characters privacy in the bedroom. I could do without the profanity as well, but again, that is just personal preference. I have chosen to give the book a five star rating. While I would have loved for this to have been a cozy mystery (no profanity, no sex, a fuzzy and warm plot), it is well written and a mystery where the bad guys get their due and lives go on the way they should. And it is a quick read. I would certainly come back for the next installment. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill
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