Retirement Can Be Murder [NOOK Book]

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Retirement Can Be Murder is the story of Baby Boomers Carol abnd Jim Andrews. Carol dreads Jim's upcoming retirement more than a root canal without Novocain. She can't imagine anything worse than an at-home husband with time on his hands and nothing to fill it -- except interfering in the day-to-day activities of the household and driving her crazy. Until Jim's suspected of murdering his retirement coach.
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Overview

Retirement Can Be Murder is the story of Baby Boomers Carol abnd Jim Andrews. Carol dreads Jim's upcoming retirement more than a root canal without Novocain. She can't imagine anything worse than an at-home husband with time on his hands and nothing to fill it -- except interfering in the day-to-day activities of the household and driving her crazy. Until Jim's suspected of murdering his retirement coach.
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Editorial Reviews

Diane Reviewer
Santangelo has come up with an intriguing premise, drawing on the fact that the baby boomer generation will soon be facing retirement, and she develops it cleverly....Especially enjoyable features of this debut are the little humorous heaadings that begin each chapter. We'll look forward to more Boomer mysteries in the years to come....Pure fun!
Harriet Klausner
This is a fun chick lit investigative tale starring Carol Andrews super sleuth supported by an eccentric bunch of BBs (baby boomers), the cop and the daughter. Carol tells the tale in an amusing frantic way that adds to the enjoyment of a fine lighthearted whodunit that affirms that "evry wife has a story" and carol's first is entertaining.
Rita Papazian
Susan Santangelo may be the next Jessica Fletcher, the mystery writer and amateur detective portrayed by Angela Lansbury in the television series 'Murder She Wrote.' Susan's found a niche in the mystery-writing genre that just might find its way to the television screen, judging by the popularity of her first book, Retirement Can Be Murder.
Shelley Gladowski
Susan Santangelo uses great characters, humor and a sort of 'Desperate Housewives' backdrop to create a hilarioous mystery....An entertaining and light-hearted read from a real pro. The Baby Boomer mysteries promise to be as germane as 'Murder She Wrote.' It would make a great television series.
Terri-Ann Armstrong
Not since picking up one of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books have I ever laughed or enjoyed a book so much as Susan Sanangelo's Retirement Can Be Murder.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012270429
  • Publisher: Baby Boomer Mysteries Press
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Series: Baby Boomer Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 68,124
  • File size: 893 KB

Meet the Author

An early member of the Baby Boomer generation, Susan Santangelo has been a feature writer, drama critic and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, including Cosmopolitan. A seasoned marketing and public relations pro, she produced special events for Carnegie Hall's centennial. Susan is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Cape Cod Writers Center, and reviews mysteries for Suspense Magazine. She divides her time beween the Connecticut shoreline and Cape Cod, MA, and shares her life with her husband Joe and 3 English cocker spaniels: Tucker, Lucy, and Boomer. A portion of the sales from Retirement Can be Murder is donated to the Breast Cancer Survival Center, a non-profit Susan co-founded in 1999 after being diagnosed with cancer herself. You can find Susan blogging twice a month at www.murderousmusings.blogspot.com., as well as on Facebook. Moving Can Be Murder, the second in the Baby Boomer mysteries, will be released on May 1, 2011. Susan is currently at work on the third book in the series, Marriage Can Be Murder.
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  • Posted August 12, 2013

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    Carol Andrews and her Beloved Husband, Jim, are members of the f

    Carol Andrews and her Beloved Husband, Jim, are members of the fastest growing demographic in history, the Baby Boomer generation. Jim has started thinking about retiring because he isn’t really happy with all the new changes at work. Carol has her own routine and the last thing she needs is Jim hanging around the house all day. During a lunch with her friends Carol learns about retirement coaches. She thinks this is just what Jim needs to convince him retirement is just not the best option for him right now. She finds a retirement counselor online and using her years of experience being married to “her Beloved” she makes him think it was his idea to contact the guy. Carol is thrilled until the coach ends up dead and Jim becomes Murder Suspect #1.

    Dollycas’s Thoughts
    Being a “Baby Boomer” myself I was very interested to learn about this series so I have started from the beginning. What a treat!!

    Santangelo has created some interesting characters and put them in a situation many of us could be facing in the not too distant future. I think Jim is kind of a jerk and thank my lucky stars “my Beloved” is nothing like him, but he and Carol seem to be quite compatible and that makes for a great story even without the dead guy :)

    A healthy dose of humor is injected throughout the entire story. The chapters each start with a retirement joke or phase. I found myself giggling several times. Carol knows how to handle her husband and at times he even knows it too! Having an adult child move back home added another nice element to the tale.

    The mystery was light and enjoyable as Carol slowly found each piece to the puzzle. This would be a good book to take to the beach this summer. A very fast read, those pages just kept turning.

    This was a very pleasant debut for this series. I definitely want to read Moving Can Be Murder to see what Carol is up to next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 29, 2012

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    I have had no problem down loading this onto my nook. It is unfair for a person to give a good book I star because they are unfamilar with their nook.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    I enjoyed this book very much. The characters are well-developed

    I enjoyed this book very much. The characters are well-developed, the plot is entertaining, the dialog is believable and the setting is very nicely described. Because I'm not a baby-boomer, some of the references were a bit obscure for me, but really only in a couple of places. In fact, some of the retirement references and discussions were food for thought for me (I'm in my 40s and just starting to think about this stuff).

    The narration is charming and the mystery itself was well set-up. The writing flows very nicely, so the book makes for a quick read. I'd definitely recommend this book, and I'll check out more from this author.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Based on nook app site,otherwise liked book

    The book is enjoyable,but I downloaded it to my iPad from the nook app and many words are split part at the end of a line and the rest of the word at the beginning of a line. Some pages are only partly full and I think I'm at the end of a chapter but then I realize that the page just downloaded incompletely . I assume this is related to the Nook app since I downloaded the same book as a free sample from amazon to check if it was the publishers fault but no problems on the kindle app.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Santangelo's Writing Can Be Exhilarating! And it is!!

    "Retirement Can Be Murder" by Susan Santangelo:

    Not since first picking up one of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plumb books, have I ever laughed or enjoyed a book so much as Santangelo's "Retirement can be Murder". Before I give my review of this book, I have to say, this lady sure can write!
    Jim and Carol Andrews, a typical, baby-boomer, over sixty couple: him, controlling, quiet, unwilling to communicate, her, dutiful, quiet and knows when to shut up. The one thing Jim can't control however is how Carol thinks-and she is funny! Always the consummate wife, when all hell begins to break loose and her husband lays beside her snoring like he didn't have a care in the world, Carol starts to fantasize about him. Not one like most people imagine, but something dark.and humorous, to the reader and her. It begins with him doing a little harmless lying-in his eyes-to his boss, to the extreme of him crying oceans of tears begging her to help him get out of prison for being convicted of killing retirement guru, Dr. Davis "Dick Retuccio" Rhoades.
    Carol thinks she's being smart, steering Jim toward speaking with the well-known retirement specialist when for the umpteenth time, Jim swears he's going to take an early retirement. Knowing she couldn't stand him under foot all day, she enlists the help of her friend Nancy to trick Jim into seeing Dr. Rhoades at the Retirement Survival Center.
    After what Jim thinks is a successful meeting having signed Rhoades on as a client for his PR firm, things turn sour when the good doctor turns up dead the night that Jim goes to confront him on a dishonest handshake moment. Carol is concentrating on their grown daughter Jenny's life when she moves back home.
    Mark Anderson, a local police officer and family friend is unfortunate enough to be caught between his job and his loyalty to this family. He knows none of the information Carol learns just by nosing around a bit and asking "innocent" questions.
    There is more than one possible suspect here.
    My favorite parts about this book were first, Carol's beehive of girlfriends who never wavered in their loyalty; second and most importantly is how it was written; it was done in first person and when Santangelo "speaks" to the reader, it's like she's right there with you. Third, and finally, she mentions the Berkshires-my home. I loved it! As an added bonus, you get a great two ingredient recipe to boot!
    Who killed Dr. Rhoades? Read this magnificent book and find out! Can't wait for more from Santangelo.

    Reviewed by: Terri Ann Armstrong, author of "Morning Menace" & "Medieval Menace"

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