No Cure for Murder by Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

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Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They're octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients' deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob's patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.

We don't see many novels with protagonists in their eighties. Jacob Weizman and his wife, Lola are unique characters.
I wrote a proposal for a TV series and presented it at a pitch festival in LA, but as most of the pitches went to thirty-somethings, I didn't get far with it.
As the population ages, we should see more of seniors as most exist in real life: intelligent, capable, adventurous, and with a good sense of humor. Such is my subtext for this novel and should it become successful, I'd love to write more using these characters.