Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Pain in the Tuchis by Mark Reutlinger

Why have I never discovered Mrs. Kaplan, Mrs Berkowitz, and the Julius and Rebecca Home for Jewish Seniors before?
Vera Gold, a cantankerous and unpleasant resident of the home dies just as Yom Kippur ends. Her sister suspects that it may not have been of natural causes so requests Mrs. K and her sidekick Mrs. B to investigate. What ensues is absolutely hilarious. The home and residents have the feel of "Golden Girls" (though there are a few colorful male residents as well) and I would love to just sit and have a cup of tea while I listen to these wonderful senior citizens tell some stories (the motorcycle incident had me laughing so hard I woke up my kids in the middle of the night). It really makes for such a warm novel and the characters are all so very likable.
There is also so much information on Judaism especially with celebrations and sayings. I found myself alternating between laughing out loud and learning something new. I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves mystery novels with a hint of humor. It is so good that I actually went and bought the first book so I could catch up on the series. Highly recommended. I received a copy of this book from the publishers (thank you so much!) via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. Seriously, this is one mystery not to miss!

Four out of Five Stars

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