Search Results: "Mike Befeler"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BLOG POST

SIGHTSEEING WITH MARGARITA ENGLE AND MIKE CURATO
by Julie Danielson

In Margarita Engle’s All the Way to Havana, illustrated by Mike Curato, a young boy in Cuba sets out with his parents in their noisy old family car to visit his new cousin on his “zero-year birthday.” Driving down potholed streets, beside the farms and beaches and forests of Havana, readers join the boy in taking in the sights ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST IN BERMOODA by Mike Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"New-to-chapters readers will gladly join the herd and say 'Lo'hai' (hello) to Bermooda and its denizens. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
In the cow paradise of Bermooda the only things to fear are the legendary monsters known as hu'mans. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PUPPY AND THE BIG GREEN MONSTER by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This sweet story of new, unusual friendship is sure to elicit plenty of giggles. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Puppy's persistence wins him an unexpected friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS LOVE COLORS by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Groovy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dynamic monsters cavort and shriek and play with color. Read full book review >