THE LATKE IN THE LIBRARY & Other Mystery Stories for Chanukah
"What an adorable group of characters! It was so nice to read about seasoned citizens who are active, fun-loving & continue with everything they enjoy. Most of all, they are treated with respect by the facility. Libi Astaire has developed a phenomenal group of main characters. Each of them brings a different personality & skill set to the group. Each is ornery, opinionated, & most of all, lovable.
"I also enjoyed the Chanukah traditions sprinkled throughout the plot. Even with all that was going on in their residence, the crew was careful to observe their religion. There is no violence or risky situations- just good, clean fun. I highly recommend reading it. It's not lengthy, but very enjoyable. I give it 5 stars." - Devoted Mommy of 3
"She skillfully creates an engaging cast of amateurs who channel some of Christie's most famous detectives to solve a series of entertaining puzzles, in this delightful spoof, crocheted as skillfully as Miss Marple herself might, into a warm and comfortable patch quilt of Chanukah-themed fun." - Amazon reviewer
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 The Olive Cracked