The Latke in the Library & Other Mystery Stories for Chanukah by Libi Astaire
Oy vey! When elderly mystery writer Agatha Krinsky falls for the fifth time, her nephew Sheldon insists she move into an assisted living facility. True to form, on her first day in her new home Agatha discovers a body in the library. But the staff won’t take her seriously, and even her elderly luncheon companions –Herschel Perlow, Miss Eppel, and Ronny and Rubles Bernfeld– are more interested in talking about bodies they encountered in their earlier careers than helping Agatha solve her mystery. Included in this humorous Chanukah-themed homage to Dame Agatha Christie are these four short mystery stories: “The Latke in the Library”, “Evil Under the Wick”, “And Then There Were Gornisht”, and “The Olive Cracked.”
Libi Astaire is the author of the award-winning Jewish Regency Mystery Series; Terra Incognita, a novel about the crypto-Jews of Spain; and The Banished Heart, a novel about Shakespeare’s writing of “The Merchant of Venice”. She lives in Jerusalem, Israel.