The Latke in the Library & Other Mystery Stories for Chanukah by Libi Astaire

The Latke in the Library & Other Mystery Stories for Chanukah by Libi Astaire

Oy vey! When elderly mystery writer Agatha Krinsky falls for the fifth time, her nephew Sheldon insists she move into an assisted living facility. True to form, on her first day in her new home Agatha discovers a body in the library. But the staff won’t take her seriously, and even her elderly luncheon companions — Herschel Perlow, Miss Eppel, and Ronny and Rubles Bernfeld — are more interested in…

September 2015 Jewish Book Carnival

Jewish Book Carnival

The September Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere, is being hosted by Nat Bernstein at The Prosen People, the blog of the Jewish Book Council, http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/_blog/The_ProsenPeople/post/jewish-book-carnival-september-2015/. You’ll find links to Jewish book news, book reviews and author interviews. Including: Libi Astaire reviews A Damaged Mirror by Yael Shahar Deborah Kalb chats with Karen Gooen, author of Searching for Bubbe Fischer: The Path…

August 2015 Jewish Book Carnival

Jewish Book Carnival

The August Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere, is being hosted Yael Shahar of A Damaged Mirror at  http://www.damaged-mirror.com/jewish-book-blog-carnival/ . You’ll find links to Jewish book news, book reviews and author interviews. Including: Britbear’s Book Reviews has posted an interview with Libi Astaire, author of The Moon Taker, a Jewish detective story of the Regency period in London. The newest episode of The Book of…

The Moon Taker: A Jewish Regency Mystery by Libi Astaire

The Moon Taker: A Jewish Regency Mystery by Libi Astaire

There’s trouble afoot in Regency London’s Jewish community, and no one to stop the crimes—until wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Mr. Ezra Melamed teams up with an unlikely pair: General Well’ngone and the Earl of Gravel Lane, the leaders of a gang of young Jewish pickpockets. In this second volume of the Jewish Regency Mystery Series, General Well’ngone and the Earl of Gravel Lane set out to discover who murdered Mr. Hamburg, a colleague…

Choose Light!: Chassidic Tales for Chanukah, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkos, Passover & Shavuos by Libi Astaire

Choose Light!: Chassidic Tales for Chanukah, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkos, Passover & Shavuos by Libi Astaire

The book at Amazon and on Kindle For anyone who has ever been touched and inspired by a Chassidic tale, this box set needs no introduction. For anyone who has not yet experienced the warmth and wisdom of Chassidic masters such as the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Zusha of Hanipoli—welcome! In these volumes you’ll find stories that will give you a new appreciation for the Jewish holidays, as well…

Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Ezra Melamed Mystery Series

When: Thursday, April 24, 3:00 pm EST (noon PST, 10 pm Israel time) Where: Facebook What: I’ll be chatting with Timber Rose author J.L. Oakley about my Ezra Melamed Mystery Series and Regency England’s Jewish community. So if you have questions about Tempest in the Tea Room, The Doppelganger’s Dance or other books in the series – or would just like to listen in on the discussion – please drop by!   Who: Libi Astaire

The Doppelganger’s Dance by Libi Astaire

Jane Austen meets Sherlock Holmes when a crime wave sweeps through Regency London’s Jewish community and the adventures of wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Ezra Melamed are recorded for posterity by Miss Rebecca Lyon, a young lady not quite at the marriageable age. In this fourth volume of the series, David Salomon, a young violinist and composer, has left New York to find fame and fortune in Regency London. But disaster strikes not long…