Search Results: "Mike Befeler"


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MURDER ON THE SWITZERLAND TRAIL by Mike Befeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"In this second departure (Mystery of the Dinner Playhouse, 2015, etc.) from Befeler's comic Geezer series, the characters lack depth, and the pedantic professor Sager manages to make the history of the area unforgivably boring."
In 1919, a Colorado police officer must solve a murder on one of his rare days off. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH YOUR KIDS IS MURDER by Mike Befeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2009

"It's hard to beat a team that includes a wisecracking old fart and a straight-talking young sprout, and Befeler's second geezer-lit entry delivers."
A memory-challenged senior drives the police crazy perpetrating what looks like a one-geezer crime spree. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY OF THE DINNER PLAYHOUSE by Mike Befeler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"Taking a break from his Geezer series (Nursing Homes Are Murder, 2014, etc.), Befeler introduces an appealing new hero while maintaining his quirky sense of humor."
A police detective's retirement turns out to be a lot briefer than he'd expected. Read full book review >

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CARE HOMES ARE MURDER by Mike Befeler
Released: June 19, 2013

"Often amusing in a way very, very familiar from Paul's earlier cases. And enough with the geezer jokes already."
An older man continues his sleuthing streak. Read full book review >

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SENIOR MOMENTS ARE MURDER by Mike Befeler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"Befeler's third installment (Living with Your Kids is Murder, 2009, etc.) won't ruffle any feathers. It's the sort of cozy your grandparents would love."
A gentle tale in which that venerable subgenre, the amnesiac whodunit, is freshened by a geriatric hero whose short-term memory loss is all too believable. Read full book review >

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NURSING HOMES ARE MURDER by Mike Befeler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Befeler supplies the customary cast of eccentric senior citizens, the usual surfeit of geezer jokes and enough suspects to keep you guessing, especially if you forget them all when you go to sleep each night."
An octogenarian sleuth strikes again. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"The mystery keeps you guessing, and the subject of memory loss is sensitively treated, but enough with the geezer jokes."
A geezer with a short-term memory problem gets entangled in several murders. Read full book review >

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FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

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MIKE WALLACE by Peter Rader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Bold, well-crafted biography of a long-elusive and controversial public figure."
A probing biography unveils the insecure depressive lurking inside 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

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MIKE BLOOMBERG by Joyce Purnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"A touch too uncritical for readers brought up on hardnosed journalistic takes on politicians, but of interest to students of Gotham politics."
Generally admiring biography of the New York politician whom many have criticized but few have outflanked. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >