CARE HOMES ARE MURDER by Mike Befeler

CARE HOMES ARE MURDER

KIRKUS REVIEW

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.

Pub Date: June 19th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4328-2692-5
Page count: 268pp
Publisher: Five Star
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2013




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