Grieving widower Harold McCaffrey moves into the Mountain Splendor Retirement Home and finds himself living in the Back Wing with a group of strange residents - aging witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters. He bonds with his fellow denizens, especially Bella, who has promise of becoming more than just a friend. Things are looking up for Harold - until he and Bella must use all their normal and extranormal skills to solve two murders in this very unique retirement community.
I am not sure who the target market would be for this book would really be...it is too stuffy for an elementary aged child, boring to an adolescent reader, young adults would have very little is any interest in a book about senior citizens running around a retirement home trying to solve a murder mystery. Most all of the seniors have either mental or physical problems, that is continuously referred to throughout the book.
There are some cute dialogues in the book, but not enough to save the book from the scrap heap.
If you are desperate for something to read, and you looking for something that won't offend anyone, here is your book. It's kind of like having a cold two day old baked potato with nothing else, not even a fork or plate.
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Would you try another book from Mike Befeler and/or Ron Ford?
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
It was cute, light and funny.
What three words best describe Ron Ford’s performance?
A fine job.
Could you see The Back Wing being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Yes, something light and funny. A bewitched type of series.
Any additional comments?
When I get old, that is the type of retirement community I would want to be in except for the murders. It was nice to have a unique twist to a familiar story.