Florida Retirement Is Murder

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
405 Pages
Reviewed on 01/26/2023
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Author Biography

Snowbirds do more than just Flock

“Stewart Johnson had worked hard his entire life to reach retirement. However, his Golden Years would prove to be more of a challenge than he anticipated after his wife passed away. Seeking to find peace of mind and warmth in Florida, Stewart became surrounded by a tribe of Snowbird residents who took him on a journey of laughter and sleuthing inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children.”

The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Fictional Satire Mystery Novel" appeals to both young and old. With the more-alike-than-different family ancestry, we all share some of the very same quirks and ability to laugh at ourselves. It is that level of vulnerable exposure inside the mind of senior citizens that we can all relate to with humor. This book will cause the reader to laugh out-loud and relate back to their own memories or current life history, not to mention an entertaining ‘Book Club’ experience. This colorful story will fit perfectly on every shelf and screen.

Oh, Wake Up, Earl!™

Thank you,

American Artist & Author Kris Courtney

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lexie Fox for Readers' Favorite

Florida Retirement is Murder is the latest comedy-mystery from Kris Courtney. The book tells the story of widower Stewart Johnson after he retires to Florida and meets a group of fellow retirees who bring him into their community. As Stewart becomes part of the mischievous community of Snowbirds who refuse to act like grown-ups, a strange mystery begins to draw them in when they discover that a killer walks among them. Suddenly faced with a serious problem, this group of decidedly un-serious people must do what they can to get to the bottom of the mystery.

I’m always happy to read books where the twilight years are treated as something to look forward to, with new friends to make and adventures to go on, and fewer reasons than ever to take yourself too seriously. Kris Courtney has put together an excellent character study that humorously portrays its characters without letting them stray into clown-like caricatures, with the end result being a playful cast of well-realized people whom I would love to spend time with in real life. The mystery is particularly well designed and developed with many twists and turns that, combined with the characters, made for an exciting and unique sleuthing experience that will stick with readers well after they finish. Florida Retirement is Murder celebrates the joy of retirement with characters that will have you pausing your read to finish laughing, and tells an engaging mystery adventure whilst doing it. It is a book that I highly recommend to all readers.