It’s time for dumb. I’ve followed this series since book #1 which, being a mystery series, caught my attention and then it tickled my silly-bone. But be warned, it’s a stupid kind of humor and while the first one is bad, the following books are worse – lol. This is number 6 in the – ta-da – Paul Jacobson Geezer-Lit series. I’m not sure what this says about me, but I do NOT recommend the series unless you enjoy rather ridiculous situations and silly old-man puns. They’re definitely in the “cozy” mystery genre.
But actually, in some ways I find cozy mysteries kind of refreshing after reading gritty suspense thrillers or challenging nonfiction.
Nursing Homes Are Murder
by Mike Befeler
2014 – 261 pages
read by Jerry Sciarrio – 6h 56m
rating: 7 – / cozy crime
6th in the Paul Jacobson Geezer-Lit series
(the final one)
Paul Jacobson, a lively 80-something “geezer,” suffers from extreme short-term memory loss, has been asked by his friends in the Honolulu police force to go undercover in a nursing home due to suspicious reports about abuse there. This home accepts folks with dementia so there are plenty of high-jinks. But on Paul’s first night there the woman who has been complaining about sexual abuse is murdered. The next night someone tries to smother Paul with a pillow.
His roommate is nearly blind but is able to help with sounds as Paul makes his rounds doing very informal inquiries about and with possible suspects. There is also a cop assigned to the hospital (in custodial work) to assist him if he runs into trouble.
It’s a fun book and it’s the last of the series. Befeler has written several other books though including a couple of series. We’ll see.
This immediately made me think of what Stephanie Plum will be doing when she’s 80.
I do agree with you though – I love cozy mysteries, especially after I’ve been reading heavy stuff for too long.
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