Kate McVaugh Murder, Jaz, & Tel Aviv

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Murder, Jaz, & Tel Aviv

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Ahhh...Tel Aviv in the summer: hot sun, beautiful beaches and a popping nightlife! Just the answer to Jazmine Davidson’s dead-end life as an English teacher in cold and foggy San Francisco. Cousin Sara, up on the kibbutz, is thrilled to hear that Jaz has finally decided to give Israel a chance and plans for her arrival. But since kibbutz living might entail living in tents and washing her own clothes, Jaz opts to try and find work in Tel Aviv. Before long she gets her first private student and is on the road to living the life. Or at least she thought she was. A dead student? The mob? A cute cop? The CIA? Or is it the Mossad? Jaz finds herself in an insane world being interrogated by the police and assaulted by strangers, all of who seem to think she knows something she doesn’t, and all of it in a language she doesn’t understand even when they speak English. Frantic calls from Cousin Sara, faxes from the psychic aunt in California, questionable men in questionable professions ...Will Jaz be able to put all the pieces together before she herself is taken apart?

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I don't own an e-reader and I am not a fan of e-books but with such a title I couldn't resist. And I'm so glad I didn't!
I really enjoyed this book and within the first few paragraphs I was giggling out loud.

The author was describing such a familiar Tel Aviv with the constant noise, ridiculous housing prices and the beach close by.
'I even have a small, two foot wide balcony, where I can stand and inhale the sea breeze mixed with bus fumes.'(p. 11)

As someone who has spent many years wrangling with the Hebrew language I found her comments both humourous and accurate while not over done.
'I couldn't read all those squares and 7's they call Hebrew. Honestly, I don't know how they do it. One letter is fairly indistinguishable from the next, not to mention that they read and write backwards.'(p. 12).

However scene setting is not enough and the book opens with a dead body. After meeting the, well observed, staff at the local bar and encountering a gorgeous detective we get going with a murder mystery. Nothing too complicated or contrived but enough to keep turning the pages.
There is an encounter with the local 'Mafia' and a reasonable amount of peril but the murder is solved in a believable and satisfying fashion with only a passing mention of commandos and not a word about terrorism or the political situation - such a refreshing change!

This book is a quick, fun read and I recommend it to anyone who has ever visited or wanted to visit Tel Aviv or just enjoys a light murder mystery.

'I took another gulp of the local beer; Maccabi. I had always wondered what had happened to all those Maccabi's we hear about each year at Chanukah. Doing fine and well in the brewing business, thank you.' (p. 14).

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