"I should have suspected all was not quite kosher with Vera Gold's death when one of the men carrying her body accidentally tripped at the front door and almost spilled poor Vera onto the ground. This was not a good omen."This is a "cozy mystery" where "a notorious crank meets an untimely fate." I rarely read those. Maybe once a decade or so. Nevertheless, I chose this for the same reason my friend Donna bought it and suggested it to me ― we live in a senior retirement center provided by the Jewish community in St. Louis, and the setting for this book is a Jewish home for seniors.
"The Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors is probably like most such establishments, except most of the residents ― not all, but most ― are Jewish. They serve kosher food, and we celebrate all the Jewish holidays. ... The residents are a real mishmash of people..." (loc. 120).
|A cooking class in the culinary kitchen, with our library behind us.|
"Crown Center is a diverse community, offering independent senior living options plus high quality programs and services for area adults."
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