The Witch and The Borscht Pearl ebook
by Angela Zeman
Angela Zeman's debut book, The Witch and the Borscht Pearl: A Mrs. Risk Mystery Novel, offers an engaging twist on the Watson and Holmes-style sleuthing duo: Mrs. Risk, who seemingly wields magic, and her young, recently widowed florist sidekick, Rachel, attend a down-and-out.
Angela Zeman's debut book, The Witch and the Borscht Pearl: A Mrs. Risk, who seemingly wields magic, and her young, recently widowed florist sidekick, Rachel, attend a down-and-out Borscht Belt comedienne's comeback party. When their hostess's sole valuable, a pearl necklace, goes missing, and soon thereafter her manager dies mysteriously, Rachel tries to help as the inscrutable Mrs. Risk attempts to clear Pearl's name.
Then Pearl's famous Borscht Pearl necklace is stolen. Angela Zeman is an author of mystery stories featuring her well known character Mrs. Risk, a suspected witch first introduced in a story for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. But she has more to deal with than financial disaster, theft, and opening-night jitters when Solly's attentions stray to her black-sheep sister. Along with her faithful companion Rachel, Mrs. Risk solves local intrigues and supernatural mysteries.
She glanced piercingly at my garden, then up at me. I tensed, but the witch only continued her poised stroll down the exact center of the boardwalk and faded like the shadows before the morning sun. Later that same day, when business was hectic, Mrs. Risk appeared again, but this time inside the market. She slipped through the door and stood leaning against the wall, watching silently.
To entertain myself I blew at the scattered ashes on the table and watched them float gently to the carpet. At this moment in through the swinging door from the kitchen burst Mrs. Harmon. Smoking, she muttered
Their first adventure together concerns Pearl Schrafft, a Borscht Belt comic whose career, as well as her ancient style of comedy, is on the skids.
Their first adventure together concerns Pearl Schrafft, a Borscht Belt comic whose career, as well as her ancient style of comedy, is on the skids. When her priceless pearl necklace vanishes and her manager drops dead, Rachel and Mrs. Risk step in. If they can't learn who has it in for the punch line queen, Pearl's Borscht Belt shtick won't be the only thing that's DOA. Thriller & Crime.
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series The Mrs. Risk Mysteries. Books related to The Witch and the Borscht Pearl. The Street of the Three Beds. Roser Caminals-Heath. Right to Die. Jeremiah Healy.
Angela Zeman, a former director of MWA, is the author of The Witch and the Borscht Pearl (Pendulum Press). Mary Higgins Clark chose a Mrs. Risk story for her anthology, The Night Awakens. The second Mrs. Risk novel is expected to appear soon.