Since Rose won the honor of preparing this year's matzo ball soup, she becomes a suspect when poor Bertha Finkelstein chokes to death on a diamond earring that was found in her matzoh ball. This was the same earring that was stolen earlier from resident Daisy Goldfarb.
Poetic license gives the writer the ability to turn these senior citizens into Holmes and Watson as they out sleuth the sleuths in solving the mystery and clearing Rose's name.
This very light mystery is filled with Yiddish words and phrases but is easy for everyone to understand. Most of the words are common knowledge, and the author handily translates anything that might confuse the reader. There actually is a good mystery to follow here and some clues to help the reader take part in the search.
I enjoyed the characters and descriptions of their antics and think this is an excellent book to lighten the holiday's workload while preparing your own Passover or Easter dinner.
Publisher - Alibi
Date of Publication - November 18, 2014