Series: A Mrs. Kaplan Mystery (#2)
Author: Reutlinger, Mark
Format: eBook ARC (Advance Readers Copy) by NetGalley
Publication: November 17th, 2015
"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."
My Rating: ✿✿✿
This novel provided such an interesting read for me!
The writing style was totally unfamiliar for me at first, but as soon as I got more into it, I really enjoyed it!
While this was the second book in the series, I had no difficulty in getting into the story and understanding what must be going on! I would really love to have a better opinion on things, though, by having already read the previous book!
I had also never before read a book about Jewish people and traditions, and I loved every bit of getting to know more about them!
And, I also rarely happen to read novels that involve senior citizens, which was also really interesting!
The fact that there was also a mystery which Mrs. Kaplan and her friend Ida were called to investigate, also added to the whole experience!
All in all, a quite interesting read that makes me want to read
the first novel in the series, too, in order to get a little
better idea on every character's personality, and the whole picture!