Retirement is Murder by Alex England

Retirement is Murder - Alex England

Retirement is Murder by Alex England is a mystery. I gave it four stars. The dialogue is snappy, even when the protagonist is talking only to himself. I needed to consult a dictionary for many of the Yiddish expressions used.


Rushmore Oshansky wants to retire to Palm Springs. His wife, Marsha is dead set against it. After he caught her cheating they divorced. Then he moved to Palm Springs. While it was a great place, the 117 degree temperature caught him off guard.

He got lucky finding a great condo & signed a two year lease. The real estate agent told him that many of the women living in the Villa were hot. "Hot to trot plus that mountain view, Oshansky mused, just might make up for any lack of kosher corned beef."


He went to the Men's Political Discussion Group & they asked him to tell them about himself: "'Jewish, divorced, & retired.' Oshansky had just summed up his life in three words. He wondered if most people's lives can be described in less words than the average grocery list."


He wanted to enjoy his prime rib in peace when a red haired Brenda Glickman, a former elementary school principal, seated herself at his table & started talking. She finished his scotch without warning. She went on to describe condo living. "The men only care about their stock portfolios. And sex. To be more explicit, whether their stocks are up or down & whether their privates are up or down. As for the women, they care only about snaring one of the men, hoping everything is on the up--privates & portfolios."


I received a complimentary copy from Amazon. That did not change my opinion for this review.


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