Review & Giveaway: Retirement Can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo

retirement can be murderRetirement Can Be Murder — Every Wife Has A Story
A Baby Boomer Mystery
1st in Series
Cozy Mystery
Baby Boomer Mysteries Press (April 1, 2009)
Paperback: 231 pages
E-Book File Size: 402 KB


Carol Andrews and her Beloved Husband, Jim, are members of the fastest growing demographic in history, the Baby Boomer generation. Jim has started thinking about retiring because he isn’t really happy with all the new changes at work. Carol has her own routine and the last thing she needs is Jim hanging around the house all day. During a lunch with her friends Carol learns about retirement coaches. She thinks this is just what Jim needs to convince him retirement is just not the best option for him right now. She finds a retirement counselor online and using her years of experience being married to “her Beloved” she makes him think it was his idea to contact the guy. Carol is thrilled until the coach ends up dead and Jim becomes Murder Suspect #1.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
Being a “Baby Boomer” myself I was very interested to learn about this series so I have started from the beginning. What a treat!!

Santangelo has created some interesting characters and put them in a situation many of us could be facing in the not too distant future. I think Jim is kind of a jerk and thank my lucky stars “my Beloved” is nothing like him, but he and Carol seem to be quite compatible and that makes for a great story even without the dead guy 🙂

A healthy dose of humor is injected throughout the entire story. The chapters each start with a retirement joke or phase. I found myself giggling several times. Carol knows how to handle her husband and at times he even knows it too! Having an adult child move back home added another nice element to the tale.

The mystery was light and enjoyable as Carol slowly found each piece to the puzzle. This would be a good book to take to the beach this summer. A very fast read, those pages just kept turning.

This was a very pleasant debut for this series. I definitely want to read Moving Can Be Murder to see what Carol is up to next.

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About The Author

Susan Santangelo has been a feature writer, drama critic and editor for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines in the New York metropolitan area, including a stint at Cosmopolitan magazine. A member of Sisters in Crime and The Cape Cod Writers Center, she shares her life with her Personal Beloved and one very spoiled English cocker spaniel, Boomer. She divides her time between Connecticut and Cape Cod.

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24 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: Retirement Can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo

  1. I am also in the baby boomer age group. Love the idea behind the book and thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I’m in the baby boomer group and just thinking about retiring so this should be a fun and timely read. Thanks.

  3. Congrats on your new book. It sounds so interesting and one that my friends and I can relate to. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Oh dear I think I must be close to the baby boomer age – a new series for me to read then

  5. I am also one of those baby boomers. My husband could retire now but has decided to wait another four years because he likes his job. This book sounds great and I would love to read it.

  6. I love reading cozy mysteries and this is one for me – Im retired now so this is a good one for me.

  7. Not quite to the end of my work life yet, but this sounds like a good new series! Thanks for sharing with us!

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