An older man continues his sleuthing streak.
Octogenarian Paul Jacobson is recently remarried—not that he always knows that, for although he has a photographic memory during the day, he forgets everything each night. His wife, Marion, has him write down, at bedtime, everything that happened and leave himself a note to read it in the morning. Although Paul’s forgotten all the murder cases he’s helped solve (Cruising In Your Eighties Is Murder, 2012, etc.), a new one arrives when he sees a body floating in the harbor near his hotel soon after his return to Hawaii with Marion and his son Denny, daughter-in-law Allison and granddaughter Jennifer. Paul and family have gone to visit his old friends Meyer Ohana and Henry Palmer, who are currently living in a care home. When Paul finds the corpse of Louise Kincaid, one of the home’s nurses, the police, who know Paul from a former case in Hawaii, have difficulty believing that his discovery is a coincidence. The family, intent on enjoying all that Hawaii has to offer, is suddenly plagued with incidents of vandalism to their hired SUV; get temporarily held by drug dealers when their helicopter trip goes wrong; and are roped into helping plan the wedding of the diminutive Henry to an Amazon of a woman he met on the Internet. Despite the fact that Paul remembers very little, someone thinks he knows too much. It will take family, friends and a lot of luck to keep him alive.
Often amusing in a way very, very familiar from Paul’s earlier cases. And enough with the geezer jokes already.