Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Book Review: A Pain in the Tuchis by Mark Reutlinger

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Random House Publishing, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it




This delightful mystery is ONLY $2.99 right now at the Amazon store!




Synopsis:


Combining the classic charms of Agatha Christie with the delightful humor of M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin novels, Mark Reutlinger's Mrs. Kaplan mystery series returns as a notorious crank meets an untimely fate.

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.



Review:

This is the 2nd book in the Mrs Kaplan series (Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death is the first) 
, and the first I have read- it comes out on the 17th, but is available at that super low pre-order price I mentioned above! This is an absolutely adorable mystery! Mrs Kaplan and her fellow compadres may be elderly, but they haven't lost any of their 'little grey ells' as Dame Agatha's Miss Marple used to say! The Yiddish in the book helps to move the dialogue along, as well as produce some humorous moments that will leave you smiling and laughing. This is the perfect mystery to read before the holiday season, to remind us to stay sharp and have some pretty amazing friends along the way in life, to have even more adventures in our olden years! Be sure to pick up book 1 in the series too-it's on sale for only 99 cents!  


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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