Mike Befeler

Biography

In the May, 2008, issue of the AARP Bulletin Mike Befeler was identified as one of four authors in a new emerging mystery sub-genre. Harlan Coben, president of Mystery Writers of America stated, “We’ve just scratched the surface on geezer-lit. It could be the next frontier in crime fiction.” Mike turned his attention to speaking and fiction writing after a career in high technology marketing. His debut novel, RETIREMENT HOMES ARE MURDER, was published January, 2007. The second novel in his Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series, LIVING WITH YOUR KIDS IS MURDER, appeared April, 2009 and was a finalist for the Lefty Award for the best humorous mystery of 2009. The third book in the series, SENIOR MOMENTS ARE MURDER, was published in August, 2011. The fourth book, CRUISING IN YOUR EIGHTIES, was a finalist for The Lefty Award for the best humorous mystery of 2012. The fifth book, CARE HOMES ARE MURDER, was released in July, 2013. He also has two published paranormal mysteries: THE V V AGENCY and THE BACK WING. Mike is active in organizations promoting a positive image of aging and is president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. He is an acclaimed speaker and presents “The Secret of Growing Older Gracefully—Aging and Other Minor Inconveniences” "How to Survive Retirement" and "Rejection Is Not a Four Letter Word" to service organizations and senior groups. He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and now lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Wendy. http://www.mikebefeler.com

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Books

Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder
By Mike Befeler
Series: Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
Cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson becomes involved in a series of crimes while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. On an Alaskan cruise, he must deal with mayhem, missing people and murder and use all his geezer resources to solve a case of international intrigue. This book was a finalist for The Lefty Award for best humorous mystery of 2012.
Senior Moments Are Murder
By Mike Befeler
Series: Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
Cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson must solve a series of murders while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. Paul learns about the homeless community, disreputable art dealers and the beach scene in Venice Beach, California, and must dance a geezer two-step to stay out of the clutches of the police and the bad guys.
Living With Your Kids Is Murder
By Mike Befeler
Series: Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
Cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson must solve two murders while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. As Paul ends up suspiciously close to a bank robbery, kidnapping and drug bust, his granddaughter Jennifer helps him track down the real perpetrators. Paul must find a way to stay alive when he confronts the murderer.

Mike Befeler’s tag cloud

aging    alaska    alaskan cruise    amateur sleuth    butchart garden    colorado    cozy    crime    cruise    geezerlit    glacier bay    grandchildren    humor    intrigue    juneau    ketchikan    memory loss    murder    mystery    older character    seattle    skagway    venice beach    victoria