Search Results: "Mike Befeler"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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MIKE WALLACE
by Megan Labrise

When it comes to chronicling turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace takes a novel approach.

“History is written in the grooves,” says Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919. “There are economic historians, political historians, cultural historians, social historians, gender historians, African-American historians...and people who are specializing in ...


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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

FIRE ENGINE NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's firefighters to the rescue in this action-packed homage to both the heroes and their truck. Read full book review >

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COLORS VERSUS SHAPES by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not nearly as much fun as the showdown between letters and numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Boldt (123 versus ABC, 2013) continues to mix things up; this time, colors and shapes audition to be the stars of a book. Read full book review >

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DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >