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A New Fictional Satire Mystery Novel by Kris Courtney, FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER

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Oops, I've Fallen by Max Monroe
You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss
Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas & Murder by Donald Bain
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
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Florida Retirement Is Murder is a fictional satire novel that is available on Amazon and all your favorite Book Stores!  Order Online Today!

The ?target audience? on this publication is 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.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER, is a collection of elder aged and loosely governed comedic characters that live in a Florida Gated Retirement Mobile Home Park and find themselves entangled with each other to uncover there is a killer among them.  The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Satire Mystery" takes Snowbird residents on a journey of laughter and sleuth discoveries inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. 

{Snowbirds do more than just Flock}

The ?marketing? for this literature will be both in paper and film. This is a strong concept for an ongoing series in both areas of entertainment. The storyline offers unanswered questions and thirst for more of the story to be told. Included in the events there is a powerful catch phrase trademarked, ?Wake Up, Earl!??  Combined with a merchandise promotion for reader engagement, the licensing potential becomes an open field for avenues of revenue and brand name recognition.

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Similar Author/Book?s & Genre ? Market Comparable / Comparative:
Oops, I've Fallen by Max Monroe
You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss
Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas & Murder by Donald Bain
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Excuse Me While I Disappear by Laurie Notaro
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Oops, I've Fallen by Max Monroe
You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss
Murder, She Wrote: Margaritas & Murder by Donald Bain
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Excuse Me While I Disappear by Laurie Notaro
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A New Fictional Satire Mystery Novel by Kris Courtney, FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER

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Florida Retirement Is Murder is a fictional satire novel that is available on Amazon and all your favorite Book Stores!  Order Online Today!

The ?target audience? on this publication is 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.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER, is a collection of elder aged and loosely governed comedic characters that live in a Florida Gated Retirement Mobile Home Park and find themselves entangled with each other to uncover there is a killer among them.  The setting is in Central Florida and the dramatic genre of "Satire Mystery" takes Snowbird residents on a journey of laughter and sleuth discoveries inside a gossip riddled community filled with the humorous dysfunction of overgrown children. 

{Snowbirds do more than just Flock}

The ?marketing? for this literature will be both in paper and film. This is a strong concept for an ongoing series in both areas of entertainment. The storyline offers unanswered questions and thirst for more of the story to be told. Included in the events there is a powerful catch phrase trademarked, ?Wake Up, Earl!??  Combined with a merchandise promotion for reader engagement, the licensing potential becomes an open field for avenues of revenue and brand name recognition.

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FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS MURDER by American Artist & Author Kris Courtney

New Florida Book about the lives of Senior Citizens on a journey of Sleuth Discoveries inside a Florida Gated Retirement Community in Lakeland Florida, Polk County.

Editorial Review - Booklife llc. by Publishers Weekly

In the wake of the murder of the HOA president, the denizens of Florida's Sun Gate Retirement Community come together to investigate her death and other local mysteries in this gently comic cozy. 

Stewart Johnson, the newest resident, is secretive about his past, but shows some surprising skills. He gradually makes friends, especially with his neighbor Kathy, who warns him that "[t]hese social butterflies will eat you alive and not all of them can fly!" But then another resident is found dead and the sharp-eyed Stewart begins to notice subtle and not-so-subtle problems. Fortunately, although Stewart and Co. may be getting old, they still have their wits about them.


Courtney has a wonderful eye and ear for the retirement community life, the friendships and petty squabbles such as the sneaky way the residents get around the no-pets rule by classifying them as emotional support animals. There's a running joke about Leda, a resident, who is always making bundt cakes. Stewart keeps missing them, one of many amusing and touching details that help bring this tightly knit world to life. Sometimes, the various side plots seem to take precedence over the main murders threads, but the residents and their lives are so charming that it hardly makes a difference.

Although the book is well-stocked with interesting characters, it is really Stewart's story, and Courtney deftly manages his growth while maintaining an air of mystery. We learn that Stewart "had a lifetime of experience with hardnosed men unwilling to take criticism." In several scenes we see him with his grown daughter, and their exchanges come across as funny and real, as their close relationship adapts to Stewart's aging. Although he's a widower who clearly misses his wife, by the end of the book this self-contained man is open to new relationships and even a possible romance. The wrap-up brings him, and his friends, a comfortable and sweet conclusion?but not without an ending that's both darkly amusing and appropriate.

Takeaway: Retirees show they're not past their prime when they face murder and other shenanigans.

Great for fans of: Patricia Rockwell?s Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mysteries, Allen B. Boyer?s Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mystery Series.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: B+
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A-
Marketing copy: B

ARC? Galley Reader Reviews
?	?I can?t say this about many books I read but I couldn?t put it down?   
?	?Great Book!!! Loved the characters who all feel like family!! The ending was a shocker!!!?   
?	?I could visualize it and the characters!!!! I want them as my friends!!! This is how I can connect with good reads when I feel it!! I swear this would make a great weekly show.?   
?	?I loved the character development, I loved the humor of the people.  I loved the suspense and I especially loved the ending! I can just imagine crazy old golf cart drivers!  Oh, and WAKE UP, EARL!?"
 

Editorial Reviews
Review
Unique, Compelling, and Entertaining Murder Mystery Novel

If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout...read this book because it is utterly brilliant!

An incredible mystery tale full of hilarious moments and unforgettable scenes!

The kind of book that is addictive.
(Aimee Ann ~ REDHEADEDBOOKLOVER.COM  Jan15th, 2023)
 


"Mischievous Community of Snowbirds who refuse to act like grown-ups...The mystery is particularly well designed and developed with many twists and turns.

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."

Lexie Fox ~ Readers' Favorite 
(January 26th, 2023) 
 
 

Fast and irreverent fun!
 
It will be good to see a series from this author with a colorful cast of characters.

Class-act, above the rest.
(Goodreads ARC 12.30.2022)
 

The book is well-stocked with interesting characters...one of many amusing and touching details that help bring this tightly knit world to life.   A comfortable and sweet conclusion?but not without an ending that's both darkly amusing and appropriate.
 
Booklife llc.  by Publishers Weekly
(December 6, 2022)
 


Cannot Rave About This Novel Enough!

It is an extremely unique setting - a Florida retirement community - filled with mischievous characters who are personable and enticing. I was enthralled from the first paragraph and I devoured it in a day, dying to find out what would happen.

The mystery was interesting and I couldn't wait to solve it, but enjoyed the journey to the truth. I laughed out loud numerous times and it was one of my best reads of the year.

Highly recommend.
(Goodreads ARC - 12.29.22)