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Retirement Can Be Murder Every Wife Has A Story Retirement Can Be Murder Is The Story Of Carol Andrews And Her Beloved Husband, Jim, Members Of The Fastest Growing Demographic In History, The Baby Boomer Generation Carol Dreads Her Husband Jim S Upcoming Retirement Than A Root Canal Without Novocain She Can T Imagine Anything Worse Than Having An At Home Husband With Time On His Hands And Nothing To Fill It Except Interfering In The Day To Day Activities Of Their Household And Driving Her Crazy Until Her Plans To Stall Jim S Retirement Result In Her Husband Being Suspected Of Murdering His Retirement Coach


10 thoughts on “Retirement Can Be Murder

  1. says:

    Carol and Jim Andrews are members of the Baby Boomer generation are thus at an age when the timing of retirement is a viable decision to consider One glaring consequence of retirement is that Jim will be spendingtime around the house Carol loves her husband, but him being in the house all day would be too much husband So Carol decides to do something about the situation She arranges i.e manipulates to have her husband seek the advice of a professional retirement coach Good plan, but Carol and Jim Andrews are members of the Baby Boomer generation are thus at an age when the timing of retirement is a viable decision to consider One glaring consequence of retirement is that Jim will be spendingtime around the house Carol loves her husband, but him being in the house all day would be too much husband So Carol decides to do something about the situation She arranges i.e manipulates to have her husband seek the advice of a professional retirement coach Good plan, but the plan backfires when Jim ends up being a murder suspect after he finds the retirement coach slumped over in his chair dead At this point Carol sets out to correct the problem she s created by becoming a clue collecting sleuth in order to solve the murder mystery The basic outline of the plot that I ve described above is contained in the first pages of Chapter 1, thus it s no spoiler The story to be revealed by the book is how Carol figures out the identity of the murderer The novel contains all the needed ingredients of a good murder mystery,than one suspect, multiple motives, and unexplained clues that point guilt toward Carol s husband Things begin to look bad for Carol and Jim, but there s a satisfactory ending There s a sequel, a total of 5 books in the series The writing is light hearted and infused with humor spread throughout the story This approach is reinforced with humorous prologues at the beginning of each chapter on the subject of retirement Some examples are noted below taken from the first three chapters The hardest years of a marriage are the ones following the wedding.Q When is a retiree s bedtime A Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.Q Why do little boys whine A They re practicing to be men.As the mystery plot becomes unfolded by the narrative, it manages to insert some good advice regarding retirement issues A positive description of retirement counselling services is provided by the book Overall, the plot contains an interesting mixture of mystery, humor and advice This book is clearly aimed at the baby boomer generation, and is a clever way to get readers who may be contemplating retirement to review their options


  2. says:

    What fun even though I guessed who the murderer was, I enjoyed how they were found out and the motives and connections Having recently retired and having to live with my husband 24 7 even though I love him to bits I understand how Carol felt when her hubby announced his retirement Happy to read the next one as they apparently decide to downsize and move to an over 50s resort much as we have done so much empathy with this series D


  3. says:

    Finally a cozy mystery with a heroine who is middle aged, married, and a mother In Retirement Can Be Murder our heroine is Carol Andrews, whose husband Jim is contemplating retirement from his stressful New York PR job Carol entices Jim to visit a trendy retirement counsellor, but no sooner has Jim met the man than the counsellor is found dead apparently murdered Because Jim is the last person to see the man, Jim falls under suspicion, and Carol undertakes her own investigation aided by h Finally a cozy mystery with a heroine who is middle aged, married, and a mother In Retirement Can Be Murder our heroine is Carol Andrews, whose husband Jim is contemplating retirement from his stressful New York PR job Carol entices Jim to visit a trendy retirement counsellor, but no sooner has Jim met the man than the counsellor is found dead apparently murdered Because Jim is the last person to see the man, Jim falls under suspicion, and Carol undertakes her own investigation aided by her three best friends to clear his name Along the way, the couple s adult daughter returns home to live, following a break up with her boyfriend This book is quite unique among most cozies Yes, the plot hums along at a nice pace and the characters are rich and well developed and the dialogue rings true All of that is there, but what really makes this book special is the author s uncanny nack for finding humor in everyday situations This is probably one of the funniest cozies I ve ever read and yet all of the humor flows naturally from the characters, the plot, and the dialogue I m especially entranced that the main characters are all senior or almost senior citizens It reminds me a lot of that recent film It s Complicated with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin I certainly hope there will bemurders for Carol Andrewss to solve after Jim actually retires


  4. says:

    After reading the other reviews I thought i would like this one, I love cozy s and am looking for characters i can relate to and lots of humor I only got about halfway through this and gave up The main character, Carol, is upset because her husband wants to retire She has a group of friends that seem like characters that i would like, they come together to support one another But to me Carol was whining and self absorbed Her husband, Jim, was wimpy and kind of needy This book just didn tcl After reading the other reviews I thought i would like this one, I love cozy s and am looking for characters i can relate to and lots of humor I only got about halfway through this and gave up The main character, Carol, is upset because her husband wants to retire She has a group of friends that seem like characters that i would like, they come together to support one another But to me Carol was whining and self absorbed Her husband, Jim, was wimpy and kind of needy This book just didn tclick with me I was quite disappointed


  5. says:

    Not since first picking up one of Janet Evanovich s Stephanie Plum books, have I ever laughed or enjoyed a book so much as Santangelo s Retirement can be Murder.Jim and Carol Andrews, a typical, baby boomer, over sixty couple him, controlling, quiet, unwilling to communicate, her, dutiful, sweet and knows when to shut up The one thing Jim can t control however is how Carol thinks and she is funny Carol thinks she s being smart, steering Jim toward speaking with the well known retirement spec Not since first picking up one of Janet Evanovich s Stephanie Plum books, have I ever laughed or enjoyed a book so much as Santangelo s Retirement can be Murder.Jim and Carol Andrews, a typical, baby boomer, over sixty couple him, controlling, quiet, unwilling to communicate, her, dutiful, sweet and knows when to shut up The one thing Jim can t control however is how Carol thinks and she is funny Carol thinks she s being smart, steering Jim toward speaking with the well known retirement specialist when for the umpteenth time he swears he s going to take an early retirement Things get out of control very quickly when Jim is accused of murdering retirement guru Dr Davis Dick Retuccio Rhodes.Mark Anderson, a local police officer and old, family friend is unfortunate enough to be caught between his job and his loyalty to this family He knows none of the information Carol learns just by nosing around a bit and asking innocent questions She learns there isthan one possible suspect here and she s out to find the real killer.My favorite parts about this book are when Santangelo speaks to the reader When you read her book, she s sitting in your living room telling you about her life And, she mentions the Berkshires my home I loved it As an added bonus, you get a great, two ingredient recipe to boot Reviewed by Terri Ann Armstrong, author of Morning Menace for Suspense Magazine


  6. says:

    I could relate to this story as I have had friends who have worried about their spouse s retirement This story is told by Carol who is a silly stay at home wife with two adult children and three very close friends She talks often to her two dogs, Lucy and Ethel Carol s plotting and outrageous fantasies are similar to those antics of Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy The author has funny questions and answers about retirement at the beginning of each of the 30 chapters, such as Q What s the fir I could relate to this story as I have had friends who have worried about their spouse s retirement This story is told by Carol who is a silly stay at home wife with two adult children and three very close friends She talks often to her two dogs, Lucy and Ethel Carol s plotting and outrageous fantasies are similar to those antics of Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy The author has funny questions and answers about retirement at the beginning of each of the 30 chapters, such as Q What s the first big shock of retirement A When you realize there are no days off


  7. says:

    This book caught my attention on page one with it s incredibly truthful chapter headings that had me roaring in laughter Susan Santangelo is a Goodreads author and on Facebook and is one terrific Author to boot It is about a wife s internal feelings about her hubby s upcoming retirement with a murder mystery thrown in for a bonus I liked the characters, the settings, the mystery was solid and the book flowed.Please go out and discover this author


  8. says:

    Don t botherSorry to say I did not like this book Her beloved was so pompous that I kept hoping he was the murderer after all, even though he was the obvious suspect She should have kicked him to the curb Don t waste your time on these snippy people I won t be reading any other books in this series Retirement has to be better than this


  9. says:

    I really can t stand the way Carol lets her husband, Jim, treat her He yells at her, he belittles her opinions Why does she call him My Beloved I can t imagine any woman tolerating a marriage like hers.


  10. says:

    Endless yacking, not much mystery, clumsy character development, slow paced, couldn t finish it Yuck.


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