Poisoned Passover: An Evening with Susan Van Dusen

We are delighted to host cozy mystery author Susan Van Dusen for an in-store discussion featuring her new book, Poisoned Passover, the second book in the Torah Mystery Series. With no experience except watching TV detective shows, Julia Donnelly, the wife of the mayor, and her Torah group leader, Rabbi Avrum Fine, have been pressed into service to solve the town's mysteries. 

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More About the Book: Who's poisoning Passover guests in Crestfall, Illinois? When Julia Donnelly brings chopped liver to her Torah group friend Devorah's seder, she has no idea it will result in mass poisoning, murder, and a connection to past arson. Julia, wife of Crestfall's mayor, and Rabbi Fine, Torah study group leader, become involved in a mystery surrounding Sophie's Kosher Deli. Someone is trying to put her out of business. Is it Lester Pintner, a developer who wants to put up a building, her good-for-nothing son Milton who wants to transform the store into a pool parlor, Sweet Cheeks, a mysterious woman who has attached herself to Milton, or perhaps Nate, another deli owner who wants to buy Sophie's store. 

Meanwhile, Julia must also deal with challenges on the home front when her son Sammy refuses to go to school. She has a full plate! How does she cope with everything? By teaming up with the Rabbi, using powers of observation and logic from Jewish tradition to solve a confusing puzzle of danger and greed!

More About the Author: Susan Van Dusen is a national and international award-winning writer of books, editorials, magazine and newspaper articles. She was the Communications Director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Associate Director of Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. Susan created “The Read In” project at the University of Illinois in Chicago and "Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township," acknowledging the diversity of our communities. In Israel and in Chicago’s Uptown area, while teaching English to non-English speakers, she wrote songs and plays to stimulate interest in language. Susan was the editor of a neighborhood weekly newspaper, then became the award-winning editorial director of WBBM-AM Newsradio as well as writing for newspapers and magazines. While studying with a Torah group for ten years, she realized it was the perfect vehicle for a series of books, with the first book in the series being The Missing Hand. Currently she is retired, a normal human being, a mayor’s wife, a mother and grandmother, and participant in several civic and writing groups.  

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Poisoned Passover By Susan Van Dusen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781958022030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Aakenbaaken & Kent - October 1st, 2022

Who's poisoning Passover guests in Crestfall, Illinois? When Julia Donnelly brought chopped liver to her Torah group friend Devorah's seder, she had no idea it would result in mass poisoning, murder and a connection to past arson. Julia, wife of Crestfall's mayor, and Rabbi Fine, Torah study group leader, become involved in a mystery surrounding Sophie's Kosher Deli.