Freddy is a stoner. But he loves his grandmother very much. Unfortunately, dementia has its hold on her so tightly that Freddy has to put her in a memory care home. Despite being busy glass-blowing beads and pot pipes, Freddy visits his grandmother frequently. But Freddy has his own problems with The Leper, who is cleaning his dirty money through Freddy’s sales at bead conventions. With all of that going on, now Freddy finds The Grandmother Plot being run through his grandmother’s care home when a resident is murdered. Doesn’t Freddy already have enough worries?
The Grandmother Plot is trying desperately to emulate Elmore Leonard or Tim Dorsey’s wild and crazy crime books. The zany setup of stupid, violent and druggie criminals is present. The problem here is the humor is missing. Part of the issue may be mine. The impact of dealing with dementia is perfectly written. It brought back flashbacks of my own history with my grandmother in an extremely painful way. However, it would be hard for any author to find humor in something so serious and heartbreaking. 3 stars.
Thanks to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.