Mahjongg and Murder

Mahjongg and Murder

by Lynne Bernfield
Mahjongg and Murder

Mahjongg and Murder

by Lynne Bernfield


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They knew they were close to exposing the murderer, but someone was holding all the jokers.

In June of 1956, Lily and her sister-in-law Syd are looking forward to another blissful summer with their families at the Bungalow Colony in the Catskill Mountains. But their hopes for a tranquil vacation are shattered when Lily accidentally stumbles on secret information, and a dead body is discovered in an abandoned bathtub. As the body count rises, Lily, Syd, and their Mahjongg partners Ruthie and Mary, uncover a sinister web of blackmail and intrigue with roots in the lingering dark shadows of World War II.

Careful not to expose the secret, or further endanger the innocent blackmail victims, the "Mahjongg Ladies" sift through a surprising number of people who could be guilty. All the while they continue doing their daily chores, attending the children's day camp events, creating the Saturday night extravaganzas, and most especially not missing even one of their daily Mahjongg games.

Drawing on the ten summers she and her family spent at a bungalow colony in the Catskill Mountains, Ms. Bernfield has crafted a charming memoir/mystery. In 1950s America, Jewish families were still excluded from many summer resorts; to avoid the heat they escaped in droves to a vibrant community in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. In towns like Monticello and Ellenville, alongside flashy hotels like The Concord, Grossinger's, and Kutcher's, dozens of cozy Kuchalayn (Bungalow colonies) had sprung up to welcome them. It is in one of these that the shocking events in Mahjongg and Murder take place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637775035
Publisher: Red Penguin Books
Publication date: 10/30/2023
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 746,998
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)
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