Start reading Geezer Paradise (A Barney, Willie, and Oscar Mystery Book 1) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.
OR
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Geezer Paradise (A Barney, Willie, and Oscar Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Gannon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99
 
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for free and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Spectrum by Alan Jacobson
FBI profiler Karen Vail's current case takes readers back to the beginning, with flashbacks to her rookie days as an NYPD patrol officer. "Spectrum" is a great way for new readers of the series to jump into the action. Learn more

Book Description

Barney McGee, a retiree to South Florida, and his next door neighbor, Willey Pulaski, (who looks a lot like a garden gnome) and Willey's beer drinking monkey, Oscar (don't ask . . . ) are fighting to save their mobile home park from John Flaherty, a ruthless developer. When the Park's resident lawyer, Freddy, is murdered in the middle of the night, Willey thinks it was Flaherty's doing. Freddy was representing the park's efforts to stop the developer. Determined to save their homes, Barney and Willey break into Flaherty’s offices looking for evidence--with disastrous results.
Then Barney meets Eduardo, a young under cover FBI agent, and
Eduardo's strangely beautiful, gun toting, grandmother, Sofie. Barney is captivated by Sofie's dark Mediterranean eyes, and the way she fills out her jeans. Eduardo is investigating a Florida Senator who is rumored to be taking bribes from a developer . . . the same developer that wants to destroy Barney and Willey's mobile home park.
When they get a lead on Flaherty's right hand man, the information takes them to Caledesi Island. There they spy Flaherty’s boat, with Florida Senator Joshua Buckland aboard, cavorting with young girls. Now they know how Flaherty has been able to get whatever he wants.
But back home in the park, Barney, Willey and Oscar, are under fire. Barney discovers a bomb planted under his house, and a Molotov Cocktail is hurled at Willey’s house in the middle of the night.
With an assist from Eduardo, Barney, Willey, and Oscar, roam South Florida fighting the developer and his murderous minions, local corruption, and an ethically challenged, drug addled, United States Senator.
When they are seen photographing a bribe being handed to the Senator by the developer's lawyer, their lives are put into danger. They, and Oscar, flee into The Green Swamp, where they hide out in a chickee until discovered--and then to a tree house which meets its end in a hurricane.
Agent Eduardo rescues them and takes them to his grandmother Sofie's house, which she operates as a safe house for the FBI.
Determined to save their homes, they set off on a Quixotic mission to stop the developer any way they can . . .short of murder!


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

I have been published twice in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and am an active member of Mystery Writers of America.  I have just finished my first novel, MONKEY SOUP BOOGIE.  My wife and I live in Massachusetts where we have only two seasons, dead of winter and bad sledding.  And that's only a slight exaggeration.

Product Details

  • File Size: 419 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: R.P. Gannon; 1 edition (January 19, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XMWP36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,241 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read October 6, 2012
By Tina
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Nice to have a humorous mystery to read where the characters are older. Wish more people would write with the older generation in mind!
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this mystery July 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this mystery very much. The characters were fully developed and endearing. I loved how well they took care of Oscar. I hope Robert Gannon continues to write many more Barney, Willey and Oscar mysteries.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, Not Great February 13, 2014
By Doc
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There were some humorous moments in the book and all in all it isn't bad. It does suffer from several problems. The formatting for some reason has some glitches in it. There are numerous grammar problems though some could be attributed to trying to write in a vernacular. There is the bones of a very good book here and the potential for a series featuring these two characters.

The basic plot is that two senior citizens are trying to save their trailer park from being torn down. They then set off on a series of misadventures to save it from the unscrupulous developer. Along the way they enlist the aid of several other seniors and an FBI agent. Yes a lot of the situations are implausible but you can overlook that if the story is good enough. This one could have been but fell just short.

Problem one. several instances of where the author shifted the voice of the story. 99% is told by Barney. However for about 6 paragraphs he sifts it to Willie. Then later in the book he shifts it for about 10 paragraphs to another character.
Problem two. A lot of the story hinges around barney getting pictures for the FBI. He uses film. Have you even tried to buy film lately? Story was set as current.
Problem three, FBI agent hires these two old codgers for undercover and pays them off the books.
Problem four, Barney kills another senior in a trash compactor then calmly leaves the scene and seems to have no problem with it.
Problem five, Barney, Willie and FBI agents grandmother blow up four criminals then calmly leave the scene.
Problem six, it is not really a mystery as you pretty much know all along who is responsible for everything except some Kook that calms himself the night stalker.
Problem seven.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars where is the editor? March 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There were so many misspellings and typos (i.e. missing quotation marks) in this book, that it became painful to read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a fun book and a good read! July 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had a fun time reading this book. Even though the reader knew who were the bad guys, the adventures of Barney, Willie and Oscar were humorous and full of action.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read June 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was such un unexpected fun summer read. Hope there is more coming from this author and protagonist!
Thank you for this offering.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Future Geezer Here July 5, 2013
By Lynnea
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved the geezer aspect of this mystery. It was great how they wound the story around and made me root for the old guys.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like this... December 31, 2013
By KWatson
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book had a lot of potential, but it has too many implausibilities for me to recommend it. Can't believe an FBI agent would "hire" two inept old geezers to do surveillance operations, and do it off-the-books, just because things are short-staffed. Too many "oh please??" items to ignore about this one.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good wins over evil!
It was funny and fast moving action! A real feel good story.
Published 2 days ago by Marie van der Sterren
5.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable reading with lots of laughs
I absolutely loved this book. It had me laughing out loud with the antics of these "Geezers". Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dorothy A. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Book 2 coming soon?
I liked the story and actually came here looking to purchase "Book 2". Where is it?
It does require a certain suspension of disbelief, and needed some editing (though... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tasla
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
A rollicking good tale set in my favorite state. Reminds me of Randy Wayne White and Elmore Leonard's works, but much funnier. Just wish the proofreader had done a better job.
Published 1 month ago by Alana Gann
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
You would not think two older guys could get in so much trouble.
Published 1 month ago by R Jones .
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Delightful
Started a little slow and I almost decided to give it up, but I'm so glad I kept reading. Just a great story that will strike a cord with anyone who has ever spent time in Florida... Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. A., Church
3.0 out of 5 stars Geezer Paradise
I started this but never finished it. I can't say good or bad because it just ended up being something that I wasn't all that interested in which isn't the authors fault. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M.N.
1.0 out of 5 stars Writing too basic
Just couldn't get into this one. Beginning just didn't hold my interest enough to make me want to keep reading.
Published 4 months ago by shermie
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked at the 1st chapter
a laugh out loud book, with lovable characters. feisty, if not so bright old men, a goofy monkey and a gun toting granny. it doesn't get much better
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
This was such a fun read i enjoyed every word it's one of those book's that is hard to put down once you start
Published 4 months ago by dorothy duve
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.


Forums

Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for Similar Items by Category