Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Senior Moments are Murder - 3rd in the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery series
Author: Mike Befeler
Publisher: Gale Five Star
Release Date: August 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day/Venice Beach, California
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Mike's Website/Blog: www.mikebefeler.com
This is a wonderful read. I'm so sorry that I've missed the first two in this series about Paul Jacobson called Geezer Lit Mysteries. This story is so good and maybe it's because I'm heading for Geezer Land myself in the not too distant future.
In this third book of the series, octogenarian Paul Jacobson, who suffers from short-term memory loss, wakes up one morning next to a very attractive woman he doesn't know in a garage apartment that he does not recognize. He decides to go for a walk to clear his head. But, when he gets outside he doesn't recognize the landscape either. After some help, he finds that he is in Venice Beach, California. Soon after this discovery, he sees a body in a canal and then, if he hasn’t had enough this morning, he finds that the woman in the bed is his fiancée, Marion Aumiller and it is their wedding day. When the canal body turns out to be the victim of a murder, Paul decides to solve the crime before he and Marion leave on their honeymoon cruise to Alaska. He is helped by his 12-year-old granddaughter, Jennifer, who is a computer maven and gets right to it.
This is a fascinating read and readers will be laughing from the first to last page. Paul is hilariously funny and there are extremely touching parts in the book that will make you want to sit down and cry. Paul and his granddaughter are very capable detectives and seem to stay always one step ahead of the authorities. I really love humor in a book and this one is simply full of fun. So, enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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