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.
The morning after arriving in Honolulu, Paul finds a dead body in the Honolulu Yacht Harbor. Things go downhill from there as he becomes enmeshed in a number of strange coincidences including acts of vandalism and another murder in a care home. Paul is reunited with his friends Meyer Ohana and Henry Palmer. Henry announces he is engaged, and his fiancée soon makes an appearance and gives assignments for the wedding. Paul and his granddaughter Jennifer trade geezer jokes much to the consternation of Jennifer’s mom. Events around the wedding lead to chaos when Paul is kidnapped by a drug dealer, who tries to drown him in Kaneohe Bay. Paul puts all the pieces together, escapes a watery grave and, with the help of his friends, solves the murders.
This book was a little far fetched but fun. It was fun to have a book that didn’t tax my brain so much. Enjoyable.
Five stars for Mike Befeler!!!! This series is wonderful and well worth your time. His characters are loveable and you’ll wish they were related to you. Please check out his other books.
All of the senior murder mysteries are outstanding. It just goes to show you no matter how old you are seniors are serious & can do anything. Easy & fun reading.
Mike Befeler has done it again. His delightful amateur sleuth, Paul Jacobson, cracks jokes, speaks without filters and “forgets” his way into another in the Geezer-Lit series of murders. “Care Homes are Murder” find Paul and his family have gone to Hawaii for a vacation where they stumble into an altercation with a man who turns up dead the next morning. Uh-oh. Soon we’re reeling through more murder and mayhem, drug lords, and wedding fiascos with friends and family alike. I particularly liked the “geezer jokes” that Paul and his granddaughter, Jennifer, share. With them, he earns the label “baaad grampa.” Thank goodness, even with daily memory loss, he’s able to puzzle the murders out. This is a fun, fast read you won’t want to miss.