Too Many Coins
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 short mystery story, an ancient coin from the Land of Israel goes missing during a dinner party hosted by the Lyon family. The most likely suspect is Judah Birnbaum, a young man from the Holy Land who has come to England to raise funds for his community. But why would the young man jeopardize his mission by stealing the coin? For once, Mr. Melamed has too many clues—making this one of the most wholly baffling cases of his career.
(Word count 11,000; ebook $.99 USD)
Reviews of Too Many Coins
“Too Many Coins is a wonderful drawing room mystery with just the right amount of complexity and intrigue. The characters are drawn with sensitivity and humor, and the pacing keeps you turning pages. The writing captures the flavor of the times with effortless grace. An all around entertaining read!” —Amazon