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Review: A Pain in the Tuchis by Mark Reutlinger

A Pain in theTitle: A Pain in the Tuchis, A Mrs Kaplan Mystery 

Author: Mark Reutlinger

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Alibi

Release Date: November 17th, 2015

Rating 4/5

If you appreciate a wicked, very Jewish, sense of dry humour and a detective story where the detectives are actually a couple of residents in the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors you’ll love the latest Mrs Kaplan mystery from Mark Reutlinger!

In this mystery one of the home’s residents, Vera Gold, has died. Now few of the others will lament her passing as she was, as the title suggests, ‘a pain in the tuchis’ for the others. She’d moan, complain and threaten, making life difficult for others at times and meaning she wasn’t the most popular person in the home by any means. When she dies, initially nothing is suspected but her sister raises concerns with Mrs Kaplan and Mrs Berkowitz, asking for help from this intrepid duo to find out how her sister died. With disagreements with the police, interactions with the other residents and plenty of jewish and humorous references this is a delightful story to escape into as Mrs K again tries to discover who the murderer might be, putting her own life in danger in the process!

This is a great detective story, packed with Jewish references and humour. A delight to read, I highly recommend it to anyone likes their murder mysteries to be solved by the elderly Jewish equivalent to Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson!

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

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