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Care Homes are Murder
     

Care Homes are Murder

by Mike Befeler
 

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In this‚ the fifth of the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series‚ crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson returns to Hawaii for a vacation with his family and becomes involved in a series of crimes while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. Paul finds a dead body in the Honolulu Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and must deal with a murder in

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In this‚ the fifth of the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series‚ crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson returns to Hawaii for a vacation with his family and becomes involved in a series of crimes while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. Paul finds a dead body in the Honolulu Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and must deal with a murder in the care home where his friends reside. He has to use all his geezer resources to solve a case involving the local drug cartel.

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Publishers Weekly
The lighthearted fifth Paul Jacobson mystery (after 2012’s Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder) takes the crime-solving octogenarian and his family to Hawaii, his former home, for a vacation. Paul, who struggles with short-term memory loss, reacquaints himself with old friends Meyer and Henry, and once again finds dead bodies—the first floating in Honolulu harbor, another in the care home where Meyer and Henry live. The police remember Paul and his habit of stumbling over corpses. These days he keeps a journal that he reads every morning to remind him of the day before. But it can’t help him remember faces, and he relies on his granddaughter, Jennifer, to identify friends and enemies, including the drug dealers who go after him. This combination of travelogue and Keystone Kops humor, with a geezer joke or two thrown in, will appeal to most cozy fans. (June)
Library Journal
A Hawaiian vacation goes awry for memory-challenged Paul when a death at an assisted-living facility seems suspicious. Enjoy the laughs as he tackles his fifth case (after Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder).
Kirkus Reviews
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432826925
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
07/10/2013
Series:
A Paul Jacobson Geezer-Lit Mystery , #5
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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