Welcome to another edition of Introducing… Today, I’d like you to meet Mike Befeler. Mike is originally from Honolulu, Hawai’i; currently he and his wife live in Boulder, Colorado. His career was in high-technology marketing but in the past five years, he’s turned to writing fiction. In fact right now he’s President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.
Mike is also a gifted speaker and an advocate for the aging. His goal in his presentations is to present a positive image of what it is to grow older.
That’s also his goal in his crime fiction series featuring octogenarian Paul Jacobson, sometimes called “geezer lit.” Jacobson is a retiree who has to cope with, among other things, short-term memory loss. In the first Paul Jacobson novel Retirement Homes are Murder, Jacobson has begun living in a retirement home in Hawai’i. He’s adjusting to life after the death of his beloved wife Rhonda from cancer. At the suggestion of his friend retired lawyer and judge Meyer, Jacobson begins to keep a journal of everything he does, so that the next morning, he can remember what happened the day before. One day, Jacobson finds the body of fellow resident Marshall Tiegan stuffed into the retirement home’s trash chute. Detective Saito is called in to investigate and immediately suspects Jacobson. Since Jacobson has no memory of what happened the day before, he also has no real alibi. But he isn’t a murderer. So he decides to solve the crime himself. With help from his grand-daughter Jennifer and two of his friends, Jacobson finds out who the real murderer is.
There’ve been two other releases in this series and the fourth, Senior Moments are Murder is due to be released at the end of this year.
This Just In! Senior Moments are Murder is now available! Thanks to Patricia Stoltey for the update :-).
Want to know more about Mike Befeler? Want to learn more about his activities in support of the aging? Here’s how:
Want to know more about Retirement Homes Are Murder? You can check it out on Amazon.