The Start of Something Fun! Book Promo. #BookReview Margaret Lashley ‘Glad One: Crazy is a Relative Term’

Hello everyone, I started blogging about this BookFunnel promotion yesterday. It runs from 6-12 of April 2020 and I think the book I am reviewing today is on special offer today!

Glad One: Crazy is a Relative Term (A Val Fremden Humorous Mystery Book 1) by [Margaret Lashley]

Glad One: Crazy is a Relative Term by Margaret Lashley 

My little review:


A cosy mystery with a heartwarming twist. Val returns to Florida to rebuild her life after a failed marriage in Germany. Although Val (short for Valiant) has a difficult time, joining her on her journey was uplifting, proving that friendships can crop up at unexpected times. I enjoyed the fact that Val’s new friend Glad lived her life on the beach! Characters with quirks and secrets lead Val to a mystery she feels compelled to solve. Readers will not find out why until the end. There is humour with a prescription bottle labelled as ‘Screwitol’ and the villain being a ‘Sausage-haired witch’. There is romance – can Glad trust Tom the hero detective? The tone and length of the book is just right for the genre. Does what it says on the tin a humourous twisty mystery.

(Review will stay posted but promotion runs out on the 12th of April 20).

The blurb:

Rednecks, Romance, and a Last Shot at Redemption. Solve this Twisty Mystery Before You Die Laughing!

After being duped out of her life savings in Germany, Val Fremden retreats home to Florida with more than just her pride in tatters. Broke, jobless, divorced, and forty-five, she knows starting over won’t be easy. But when her only friend suddenly turns up dead, Val begins to wonder if the world is out to get her.

Maybe it is ….

The sugar-white sands of Sunset Beach attract weirdos like mosquitoes to a bug zapper. So when the will of Val’s friend makes the local newspaper, lunatics and con artists stumble from their beach shacks scuffling for a piece of the leftover pie.

Determined to find her friend’s true heir, Val reluctantly turns to three crackpots for help—a drunk, a redneck, and a snarky beach bum. Working at odds with each other, their bumbling investigation attracts the attention of a hot cop. He quickly gets into the fray and under Val’s skin. Whether it’s in a good way or bad only time will tell ….

Love your mysteries with a side of snide? Get set for a heaping helping of Southern-fried screwball action in this hilarious accidental thriller! Grab your copy now!

If you love funny, twisty mysteries that put gaffs over gore and laughs over legalese, the Val Fremden Mystery Series is for you! Part Bridget Jones, part My Name is Earl, each book in the series is packed with crazy characters, zingy dialogue, hilarious similes and rip-roaring situational humor, making them a laugh a minute!

Like many readers, if you love Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum or Jana Deleon’s Fortune Redding, you’ll probably find yourself resonating with Val Fremden, too. She’s a lovable, hot mess who’s a bit older, a tad more jaded, and a ton more experienced in big-time failure. Life’s been tough for Val. Still, she always manages to find her way with sardonic humor and an intrepid spirit. A gin and tonic now and then helps, too.

Life’s a beach and then you die. If you’re ready for a good laugh and a great mystery, check out Glad One and its crazy cast of characters today. Funny Florida mysteries don’t get any wackier!


Margaret Lashley

Margaret Lashley’s Amazon page:

A lover of laughter and aficionado of the absurd, author Margaret Lashley brings her unique, sideways look at the world to the page in her hilarious and irreverent Val & Pals series of seriously funny women’s fiction. Each of her books explores the ups and downs of being a woman while mining life for all the laughs along the way.

She also penned How to be Happy When Life Treats You Crappy, a personal workbook based on her world-wide travels in search of what makes people resiliently happy. Margaret is a native Floridian and lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Write to her at: She loves to hear from fans!

Link to buy from Amazon

BookFunnel link for 29 funny books until 12th of April 20.

Here are some covers for the other books

Best Foot Forward by Bea StevensWhat's That Growing in My Sour Cream? by Brad GraberPublishable By Death by A.C.F. Bookens

Don’t forget, Curmudgeon Avenue is available on this promotion too!


Happy reading and join me next time when I review ‘A Dastardly Dognapping’ by Jordan Wood. Samantha xx

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