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RETIREMENT HOMES ARE MURDER
MIKE BEFELER
ISBN: (13) 978-0-373-26662-3, (10) 0-373-26662-6
February 2009
Five Star and Worldwide Mystery (an imprint of Harlequin)
www.gale.cengage.com/fivestar
Paperback
$5.99
299 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

Octogenarian Paul Jacobson wakes to a new adventure every day of his life, mostly due to a problem with his short-term memory. This morning, he awoke to find himself in the Kina Nani Retirement Home, and subsequently the number one suspect in a murder investigation.

Living in the same home is retired judge Meyer Ohana. Meyer finds Paul to be a lively and interesting companion, and takes it upon himself to aid Paul with his daily recollection of people and events.

Paul is constantly trying to recapture his day-to-day memories, and with Meyer’s suggestion of keeping a journal, it seems to be getting better. However being suspected of murder is enough to skew anyone’s thinking. Paul is desperately trying to clear his name, and with the help of his friends, the pieces are coming together. For each clue he finds, Paul seems to be incriminating himself further, and the investigating officer is only too happy to lock him up and throw away the key.

This is one tough old dude that will leave you laughing at his antics, and shaking your head at his “cure” for his memory loss. Life can be so cruel for our older population, and it takes a man like Paul to make us realize that we can be a viable part of society no matter what our age. I love how he speaks his mind and can find humor in the most unlikely of circumstances. He is a riot, and it is worth every minute of your time to read his story.

Lototy
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