Thursday, January 6, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - January 7th

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader

I just finished reading this one.  Such a good mystery.

First Chapter

If I didn't know better, I'd think that whenever it's too quiet here at the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors, my friend Rose Kaplan gets bored and conjures up a dead body under mysterious circumstances.  Then she can make like her hero, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, and solve the mystery.

From 56% on my Kindle...

Why is it that when something to eat is referred to as being "healthy," it almost never is also referred to as being "delicious"?

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In OY VEY, MARIA!, Rose Kaplan and her best friend Ida Berkowitz investigate another murder at the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors. This time Maria, the young companion to a disabled resident, is found shot to death during a celebration of the holiday of Purim. Standing over her holding the murder weapon is the manager of the Home, making it a proverbial “smoking gun” case. His motive is clear, as he had been having an affair with Maria, which she had recently tried to break off. The police are convinced, of course, that they have an open and shut case, but as Ida puts it, “Open, yes. Shut, it turns out, not so much.”  

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. That opening is so funny and would have wanting to keep reading. I think I would like Oy Vey, Maria! And I have to agree with the Friday 56 quote. I've sometimes wondered the same thing . . .

  2. Does this books reinforce stereotypes? I was wondering about the Oi fey and two Jewish women. My Friday Quotes

    1. Not really. It's just a fun mystery with two seniors playing detective.

  3. That opening made me laugh. And the 56 is way too true.

  4. I haven't seen this cozy series before. A good setting for mysteries!

  5. Oh this sounds fun! That opening line had me giggling.

    Why do I picture Rose as Fran Fine from The Nanny's grandma Yeda?

    Have a good weekend and enjoy your reading.

    Elza Reads

  6. Well that's quite an opening xD I do love old lady detectives, they're brilliant! I'm glad you enjoyed this one, always good to start a reading year off with a good mystery! I hope you have a lovely weekend :) Juli @ A Universe in Words

  7. That looks a great little Cozy! I'll have to add it to my TBR.

  8. That title made me laugh! Happy weekend!


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