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Tempest in the Tea Room by Libi Astaire
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Aug 09, 2012

really liked it

I stumbled upon this fun series by finding this book as a free offering for my Kindle--this is the 3rd Ezra Melamed Mystery.(this review is of a re-read after picking up the first 2 books in the series). The mysteries take place in the early 19th century among the Jewish community of London. It weaves in events in British life and Jewish history that might not be known to many readers. I've found many books set during the same time period that took themselves too seriously; this book has hit just the right note of the stuffiness of the time with a tongue-in-cheek humor to balance things out. I found myself laughing in places because I could picture in my mind's eye just how an expression on a face looked or how a character was casting around in his mind to understand some ironic statement made. Nicely written and very entertaining.

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