Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing Lib/E (Compact Disc)

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Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing Lib/E By Maryla Szymiczkowa, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator), Moira Quirk (Read by) Cover Image
By Maryla Szymiczkowa, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator), Moira Quirk (Read by)
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The first in a mystery series by Polish partners Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczyński, writing with the pen name Maryla Szymiczkowa. It is a great historical mystery that captures a time and place on the edge of great turmoil. I would highly recommend this series to fans of my other favorite historical mysteries, The Widows of Malabar Hill and Girl Waits with Gun, but Zofia Turbotynska occupies a different place in her society than the heroines of those stories; she is perfectly willing to use the biases of her society to her advantage. Because, or perhaps in spite, of that lack of self-reflection, Zofia waltzes through Cracow at the crux of great change with her extravagant hats held high. The story immerses us in Cracow of the 1890s, and through Zofia and her sleuthing we get to visit the bright and dim corners of this time and place in history.

— Ruby


"An ingenious marriage of comedy and crime." --Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel laureate and author of Man Booker International Prize winner Flights A charming, witty, and deliciously spooky mystery, inspired by the work of Agatha Christie, following a bored socialite who becomes Cracow's most cunning amateur sleuth. Cracow, 1893. Zofia Turbotyńska--professor's wife and socialite--is bored at home, with little to do but plan a charity auction sponsored by the wealthy residents of a local nursing home and the nuns who work there. But when one of those residents is found dead, Zofia finds a calling: solving crimes. Ridiculed by the police, who have declared the deaths of natural cause, she starts her own murder investigation, unbeknownst to anyone but her loyal cook Franciszka and one reluctant nun. With her husband blissfully unaware of her secret, Zofia remakes herself into Cracow's greatest--or at the very least, most surprising--amateur detective. Full of period character and charm, Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing proves that everyone is capable of finding their passion in life, however unlikely it may seem.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781094145594
ISBN-10: 1094145599
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
Language: English