LIVING WITH YOUR KIDS IS MURDER: A PAUL JACOBSON MYSTERY
Worldwide Mystery, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Rating: 4 Cups
Paul Jacobson is on a flight from Honolulu to Colorado when he first encounters Daniel Reynolds. Thanks to his short term memory loss, waking up with a dead man on his shoulder and no memory of the argument they had makes him suspect number one.
Jennifer is Paul’s twelve year old granddaughter and wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. Hearing about the man that was murdered on the plane she is determined to help her grandpa in any way she can.
Paul thinks there is something fishy about the company Daniel worked for, so he goes to a seminar to learn more. There he meets Randall Swathers, a sleazy con artist who ends up dead after Paul practically threatened him. Jennifer knows her grandfather would never murder someone and she is determined to follow the clues and discover the real culprit. As Paul and Jennifer battle murder, kidnappers, and suspicious cops both come to the realization that when it comes to Paul trouble just always seems to find him.
Mr. Befeler has written a story that I found quite entertaining, with an unlikely hero that will keep the reader laughing. Living with Your Kids is Murder is the tale of Paul, a retired WWII Vet who seems to find trouble around every corner. As his daughter-in-law states, “Some men are chick magnets. I guess you are a crime magnet.” I found the story to be witty, fascinating, and from a time when children learned good old fashioned lessons. I especially enjoyed the Sudoku puzzle lessons and the computer lessons, showing that sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More