Book Review-Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death-Mark Reutlinger

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I laughed until there were tears running down my cheeks! These two seniors could put any police department or detective agency to shame! Busybodies for sure and unashamed of it. They do what they have to do with lots and lots of Yiddish words interspersed (but don't worry-the author translates for you!). And in between trying to save Mrs. Kaplan from a murder rap
they can't resist trying to save one of the other seniors daughters from a real nogoodnik!! They do what they have to do--worrying about it the whole way!

I hope more books come out featuring these two seniors--I always enjoy a really good laugh and these two manage just that--just a hint-imagine if you can a senior climbing in a window in a dress with her friend helping!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Move over, Miss Marple—Mark Reutlinger’s charming cozy debut introduces readers to the unforgettable amateur sleuth Rose Kaplan and her loyal sidekick, Ida.

Everyone knows that Rose Kaplan makes the best matzoh ball soup around—she’s a regular matzoh ball maven—so it’s no surprise at the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors when, once again, Mrs. K wins the honor of preparing the beloved dish for the Home’s seder on the first night of Passover.

But when Bertha Finkelstein is discovered face down in her bowl of soup, her death puts a bit of a pall on the rest of the seder. And things go really meshugge when it comes out that Bertha choked on a diamond earring earlier stolen from resident Daisy Goldfarb. Suddenly Mrs. K is the prime suspect in the police investigation of both theft and murder. Oy vey—it’s a recipe for disaster, unless Rose and her dear friend Ida can summon up the chutzpah to face down the police and solve the mystery themselves.

Advance praise for Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death

“Is there kosher food in jail? These two heroines have gotten themselves in quite a pickle! Well, it’s a matzoh ball mess, really. Too deliciously funny!”—Rita Mae Brown, bestselling author of Nine Lives to Die

Read a couple of chapters here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Goodreads)

Mark Reutlinger is the author of the novel Made in China and 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.

Author's Website

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Sharon Martin said...

Sounds like a great pick me up type of read, what an interesting book cover too !!

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, you always read the best books. This one sounds like a great read.

Literary Winner said...

Sounds like a fun cozy series! I've gotten away from them but I think I need to get back to them with this series.

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh dear LOL No more Matzoh Balls for me! LOL

Chrystal Mahan said...

This sounds like a really fun book to read!

Lesley said...

Sounds like a book I need to get. I always need more books on my reading list! Thanks for sharing!

Scott said...

Oh great, now I'll be scared of Matzoh balls. I don't need my food scaring me!

Elle said...

Sounds like a great book to read when you need a pick-me-up. Like when winter is giving you the blahs.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this book made you laugh so much. I really enjoy books that bring that kind of humor.

Janet Krugel said...

This actually sounds like a book I could get for my mother in law!

Susan Day said...

What a great sounding book. It sounds hysterical. I think this will certainly lift anyone's mood.

mail4rosey said...

I like when a book makes me laugh. You know, I never really thought about it, but not many do!

Liz Mays said...

I'm glad you said you laughed all the way through it because the title alone had me giggling already!

Melissa Vera said...

You have me wanting to read this book now. It sounds hilarious and love anything that shows the elderly in a postive light.

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