Award-Winning American Author & Artist Kris Courtney - Bestselling Humorous Cozy Snowbird Comedy Mystery Florida Retirement Is Murder Book Award-Winning Graphics
Text Box: Award winning Fictional Murder Mystery Novel by Kris Courtney, Published December 31st, 2022 on New Year s Eve is now available everywhere!  The eBook and Audio-book are exclusive to Amazon & Audible distribution while the Paperback and Hardcover are Globally in Stock on Barnes & Noble and all other fine bookstores through out.

The comedic, satire and hilarious cast of characters will make you laugh out loud and take you on a journey of sleuth through a Florida Gate Retirement Community in Lakeland Florida. With surrounding communities full of Snowbird travelers scattered all across from  The Villages down to the Keys, this Tropical Climate Cozy Mystery will be a Great Beach Book for anyone looking to have a good Belly Laugh and enjoyable reading.  This new release will fit nicely on every shelf and screen as well as the big screen and the television.

Get your copy today and listen to the hysterical rendition of the book on Audio produced through ACX. The incredible voice actress Mari Oyaizu Carson (Narrator)  is chalk full of joyful language and funny events.

Thank You, American Artist Kris Courtney 
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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
Insane City by Dave Barry
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Ship's Detective by Steve Higgs
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

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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 Genre & Comparatives

Insane City by Dave Barry
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Ship's Detective by Steve Higgs
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor
Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanFLORIDA 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! "
 

Insane City by Dave Barry
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Ship's Detective by Steve Higgs
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman"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)


Insane City by Dave Barry
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Ship's Detective by Steve Higgs
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman"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)



Florida Retirement Community filled with sluth adventures of elder senior people who are funny and laught out loud at them selves driving around in their golf-carts. New yorkers, yankees, bostonians, maine, michigan snowbirds who travel to lakeland, tampa, orlando, miami, fort lauderdale, winter haven, lake alfred, the villages, my dora and visit walt disney world, fish and go boating. Eat seafood and eat pineapple with oranges in the groves. 

Retirement is a frugal lifestyle for old folks and the secrets they have melt away in this comedic, hilarious and funny amatuer amateur simple detective cozy murder mystery show book ebaook paperback hardcover audiobook of hilarious hillarius ous chakters characters and find them joking wake up earl all the way to to the swimming smim swiming pool puul in a gated secluded resort in florada floruda.Florida Retirement Is Murder
Snowbirds do more than just Flock
If you have ever thought about becoming a Florida Snowbird, you have to read this book!
Florida Retirement is for the Birds
This colorful story will fit perfectly on every shelf and screen.
Great Summer Beach Book!
Laugh Out Loud   Hilarious cast of characters.
Old Age Retirement in Florida doesn t get any better than this! Laugh all the way to the Beach!
Similar Author/Book s & Genre   Market Comparable / Comparative:

Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart
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Ship's Detective by Steve Higgs
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

American Artist & Author Kris Courtney

Set in Central Florida, this Fictional Satire Cozy Comedy Florida Snowbird Murder Mystery is a humorous tale of Senior Sleuth Snowbirds who discover there is a killer among them inside a Gated Retirement Community filled with overgrown children & comedic adults with attitude!


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Insane City by Dave Barry
Dying to Retire: Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
Ship's Detective by Steve Higgs
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor
Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanFLORIDA RETIREMENT IS KRAZY

FLORIDA RETIREMENT IS KRAZY
Snowbirds do more than just Flock

Scheduled for New Release in the Series of the Award Winning Snowbird Cozy Mystery 'Florida Retirement Is Murder' is ready to Pre-Order for New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2024 on Amazon and All Retail Platforms, Including Audiobooks on Audible. Pre-Order Your Copy Today !!

The Hysterical Characters in the Fictional Sun Gate Florida Gated Retirement Community are up to it again as Stewart and his Hilarious Antics take you through the secrets of this Laugh Out-Loud Cozy Murder Mystery Series set in Central Florida.  The unanswered questions from before will be solved as the group of KraZy Residents create more Amateur Sleuth Adventure puzzles for readers to discover again. PREORDER Your Copy Today !!