Death Steals A Holy Book

Death Steals A Holy Book

by Rosemary Mild

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ISBN-13: 9780990547204
Publisher: Magic Island Literary Works
Publication date: 07/20/2016
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

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Death Steals A Holy Book 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by C.L. Wells for Readers' Favorite Death Steals a Holy Book by Rosemary and Larry Mild is centered around the murder of Israel Finestein, a book restoration expert who was working on restoring a rare book owned by Dan and Rivka Sherman. As the story opens, we are introduced to Israel, a practicing Jew engaged to a woman named Peggy, who is living a Goth lifestyle and is much his junior. Their relationship makes for some interesting reading as this practicing Jew and his not-so-practicing Jewish fiancée find that their love is more powerful than their differences. However, when Israel is murdered, the book is stolen, and due to some incredibly bad timing and circumstances, Peggy becomes the main suspect. Death Steals a Holy Book is filled with interesting characters and situations along the path to solving the murder. Lord Byron, the Shermans cat who himself gets kidnapped, Israel’s quirky Jewish family, and the prime suspect Peggy are just a few of these complicated and often entertaining people (and cat). Authors Rosemary and Larry Mild educate and entertain as they provide interesting details of Jewish life and culture that are relevant to the case. While the murder is the main course, there are also plenty of side excursions for the reader to enjoy. There are visits to the Shermans writing critique group, and a sub-plot involving one of their employees, a contested will, and a manipulative co-heir bent on cheating her out of her due. The authors weave the details of this murder mystery together craftily and in a believable manner. The investigation provides plenty of potential murderers and thieves to keep the reader guessing. The courtroom scenes are well researched and interesting, and overall the book was a pleasure to read. If you like a good murder mystery in the cozy mystery genre, then I recommend you put this book on your reading list.
LauraMHartman More than 1 year ago
Dan and Rivka Sherman are back in Rosemary and Larry Mild’s latest cozy mystery. In their Annapolis, Maryland bookstore, the Shermans are quite happy visiting with patrons, participating in a writer’s group and spending time with family and friends. Unfortunately, they often find themselves unwittingly involved in investigating murders. What is the couple supposed to do when the police don’t seem to be getting the job done and one of their friends could be mistakenly sent to prison? Rivka finds an old book. A very, very old book. She feels it could be of major significance, so the couple has it appraised and find they are correct in assuming the it’s value is high. The Menorat ha-maor, The Candlestick of Light is not only worth a lot of money, it has great significance in history. They take the book to Israel Finestein to have it restored. Unfortunately, he is brutally murdered and the book is missing. To make matters worse, a dear friend of theirs has been arrested for the murder they both knew she would never commit. The clues wind in and out of the Jewish community, with more suspects than books in The Olde Victorian Bookstore the Sherman’s own. The police don’t seem to be paying attention to the facts, and are content with the original person accused. Hopefully Dan and Rivka can unravel the mystery of the book that vanished as well as the identity dof the killer before it is too late. I love this unlikely crime fighting duo. They are wily when on the hunt for clues, but sometimes Dan forgets to feed the bookstore cat. Rivka gets irritated with Dan but never for a minute doubts him or stops caring for him. They are the old couple that have been together through thick and thin and their loving relationship is obvious to the reader. The Mild’s have crafted these rich characters that develop more with each book. I liked them before and love them now like a couple of kooky next door neighbors. This third book in the series is fast paced and extremely interesting. The Milds have many other books, collections of short stories and a few written by just one of this dynamic duo. I have only read one of the others in this series, but plan to pick up the one I haven’t read Death Goes Postal. The extra added bonus of this book is the background as to why it was written. Take time before diving into Death Steals a Holy Book to read the Preface. It is fascinating. Copyright © 2016 Laura Hartman DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy that I can keep for consideration in preparing to write this content. I was not expected to return this item after my review.
TessT More than 1 year ago
Loved it!! One of the best books I have read this year.I feel honored to have been asked to review it. This is the 1st book I have read by Rosemary and Larry Mild. I will definitely be on the look for more of their books. Death Steals A Holy Book made me stop and think. Could this happen? Has it happened? I believe something like this has all ready happened. Thank you to the Milds for a really wonderful story. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.