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Publisher's Summary

Remembering nothing from the day before, crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson must become an amateur sleuth to clear himself as a murder suspect when he finds a dead body in the trash chute of a retirement home. As Paul's snooping and short-term memory loss get him in trouble with the local police, his new friends and granddaughter Jennifer help him solve an expanding list of crimes. Paul finds romance as he struggles to escape a murderer intent on a repeat performance.

©2009 Mike Befeler (P)2009 Books In Motion

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  • Vivre LaLivre!
  • 21-07-2020

Cheesy and boring

Listened to this after someone chose it for book club. It’s definitely light reading. Predictable. Good reader. Cheesy humor. Reminiscent of Scooby Doo. Warning: geriatric sex scene a bit much. Thankful it was short.

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  • Irene Faye Daleo
  • 08-03-2020

I feel like I could recognize every character on the street

The characters were so well developed in the storyline was hysterical, serious, playful, mysterious, and all the good things that go into excellent writing. Seriously excellent reading by Jerry Sciarrio. . I’m onto the next book in the series!

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  • Sassy Beta Reading and Review
  • 19-03-2017

A lol mystery

What did you love best about Retirement Homes Are Murder?

This had so many LOL moments.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No, but it did make me wonder how in the world he could keep digging himself in deeper.

What does Jerry Sciarrio bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brought the characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Would love to have, but it did make a great traveling companion. My husband and I both loved it.

Any additional comments?

It made my traveling go so much faster.

This reminded me of the movie 50 first dates but set as a murder mystery instead.

It was an engaging story, that had me cracking up throughout. You can't help but to fall in love with these old people. I hope to have as much fun as they do when I get to be there age.

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  • CAFOXXYY
  • 16-11-2015

FUN, INTERESTING, EXCITING

What made the experience of listening to Retirement Homes Are Murder the most enjoyable?

What a great concept. This book was such a fun read. I couldn't put it away. I listened every chance I got. You will love this quirky take on a senior with memory loss who takes his life in his hands to solve a murder. I loved this book! Enjoy!

What other book might you compare Retirement Homes Are Murder to and why?

There is no other book like this. This story is unique and a fascinating take on Senior sleuthing.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he would wake up every morning and have to begin figuring out who everyone was all over each day.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have listened to it all. It was difficult to put it down. I listened in the car to and from my destinations every day. I couldn't wait to get back to it.

Any additional comments?

This author knows how to weave a tale. What a concept and to make it work so well.

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  • Trish
  • 06-09-2012

Cute--but not my favorite--

I enjoy light mysteries--and this looked like a fun listen. It was okay, just not my favorite.

The story had a few situations running through it (like the main character who lost his memory every night and had to daily re-learn everything that has been happening) that became kind of tedious. The narration was good, and this may be a good series for some, but not for me.

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  • Beatrice
  • 12-06-2016

Not for me

I found this story lacking in depth. I never felt connected to the characters and lost interest in the story.

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