Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Book Review: A Pain in the Tuchis by Mark Reutlinger
Title:A Pain in the Tuchis Author: Mark Reutlinger Stars:4 out of 5 Review: A delightful murder mystery set in a facility for elderly Jewish individuals. The murder was at first undetected and hinted at, by the sister of the deceased, to Mrs Kaplan and her good friend. After getting the police involved they conduct their own investigation and were able to piece together the truth so that justice could be served. I enjoyed the manner in which the story was told and liked the main characters. I thought too many little Jewish expressions and words were used, not all with explanations, but then the story takes place in a Jewish old people's home so who am I to kvetch. I have given this book a four star rating and would recommend it to anyone seeking a light, violence free, mystery to read. Synopsis: Yom Kippur is a day of reflection and soul searching. But at the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors, Vera Gold misses this opportunity to atone for her many sins when she up and dies. Indeed, Vera was such a pain in the tuchis to all those around her that when her sister claims Vera was deliberately poisoned, the tough question isn’t who would want to kill her—but who wouldn’t? Having already solved one murder with her dear friend Ida, Rose Kaplan has a sleuthing reputation that precedes her. It’s only natural that Vera’s sister turns to Mrs. K for help. So do the police, but when her conclusions conflict with theirs, they tell her to butt out! This case has more twists than a loaf of challah. And with a homicidal scoundrel on the loose, Mrs. K has to act fast—or she might be the guest of honor at the Home’s next memorial service. Kindle Edition Expected publication: November 17th 2015 by Alibi About the Author: Mark Reutlinger is the author of the novel Made in China and the "Mrs. Kaplan" mystery series. He is a professor of law emeritus at Seattle University. Born in San Francisco, Mark graduated from UC Berkeley and now lives with his wife, Analee, in University Place, Washington. When not reading or at his computer writing, Mark enjoys tennis, biking, playing the clarinet (in the Tacoma Concert Band), sports cars, and various arts and crafts. He wishes he had time for it all.
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