I am thrilled to announce my short story “Triangle” been accepted for inclusion in the anthology Jewish Noir 2, edited by Ken Wishnia and Chantelle Aimeé Osman, to be released September, 2020. The signed contract is in the mail (for real). My thanks to David Gerrold for allowing me to steal a line he posted that gave me my ending and to Terri Weiner for suggesting I use the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire as a theme.
I’ll remind all of you when the book is published.
You know you’ll need to take a break from your Pesach preparations. You know you’ll need to unwind after the Seders are over. What better way than with a Pesach-themed humorous cozy mystery? Especially when the Kindle edition of UNLEAVENED DEAD will be on sale for 99 cents.
Start: Tuesday, April 16 at 8AM Pacific time
End: Monday, April 22 at midnight, Pacific time.
Two members of Rabbi Aviva Cohen’s congregation are found dead, victims, they say, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. But Aviva has info that leads her to doubt it was an accident. Then, police suspect Aviva’s niece’s partner in a hit-and-run death. Aviva is sure the woman is innocent, even though her SUV has a body-sized dent on the hood. As she looks into t
he two disparate cases, Aviva discovers they may be connected, and her amateur sleuthing takes a sinister turn that involves sexual abuse, money laundering, stolen identities, and an FBI investigation. Once again, her curiosity has put her life in jeopardy.
A complete departure from my usual humorous, cozy mystery novels and humorous, noir-ish short stories, “We Were Slaves” looks at a possible alternate reality in which Isabella and Ferdinand’s army was defeated in the Iberian peninsula, leading to the fall of Christian Europe.
… or any time of year:
The three Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries and TALKING DIRTY – IN YIDDISH? are available on Kindle.
Buy early and often!
CHANUKAH GUILT: https://tinyurl.com/ybf72jlg
UNLEAVENED DEAD: https://tinyurl.com/y7cnu388
YOM KILLER: https://tinyurl.com/y8dl2c7s
TALKING DIRTY – IN YIDDISH?: https://tinyurl.com/ycnbomeh
Having trouble finding the new editions of the Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries on Amazon? So am I. Enter these ISBNs individually into the search box to access them:
CHANUKAH GUILT: 9781938436475
UNLEAVENED DEAD: 9781938436529
YOM KILLER: 9781938436192
I’ll post the short cut links later.
Sorry: can’t access print version of Chanukah Guilt or Kindle version of Unleavened Dead. We’ll get it together soon. I hope.
Rabbi Aviva Cohen is a twice- divorced woman of a certain age with no children and a comfortable, undemanding, and unchallenging job as the rabbi of a small congregation located in a university town in South Jersey about 15 miles east of Philadelphia and nestled between suburban sprawl and the Pine Barrens. She juggles dealing with her unconventional family – her niece and niece’s wife and their two children, her elderly, feisty mother in Boston, and her stick-in-the-mud sister in Florida – while investigating suspicious deaths to the chagrin of her academic-turned-police chief first ex-husband.