San Rafael Public Library

Local Mystery Author Book Talk – Rita Lakin

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February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Library Meeting Room
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk


Rita Lakin created the Gladdy Gold Mysteries, a seven-book series including Getting Old Is Murder, Getting Old Is The Best Revenge, and Getting Old Can Kill You.

Getting Old is Murder, a comedy series of seven, starring Gladdy Gold and her  senior friends who have discovered they have a talent –they become Private Investigators. The series, filled with delightful, unforgettable characters and fun plots, is about the joys and potentials of senior life. Books 8 and 9 will be out soon.

“Gladdy Gold is a senior with a private investigation business. This series is very funny…there’s something about little old ladies running around trying to solve a mystery while forgetting what’s going on half the time.” (Comment from a reader)

Rita Lakin is a pioneer…a female scriptwriter in the early 1960s when Hollywood Television was exclusively male, who continued to write for TV for 25 years. She is the author of “The Only Woman In The Room,” a memoir of her life as one of the first female show runners and one of the first female television screenwriters. She has credits for 474 produced television scripts spanning 30 productions.


More local mystery authors will be added to our schedule in the near future, please stay tuned.


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