Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing: Book summary and reviews of Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa

Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing

Zofia Turbotynska Mystery #1

by Maryla Szymiczkowa

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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.

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"[E]xceptional...the translation showcases the novel's deliciously ironic voice. Fans who like colorful locales and tongue-in-cheek mysteries will eagerly await Zofia's next outing." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A delightful debut whodunit written with abundant wit and flair. Pray for a series to follow." - Kirkus Reviews

"The unravelling of the mystery is ingenious and takes us through a social setting quivering with snobberies and dos and don'ts. It's fun and sparky and the glimpse of turn-of-the-century Polish manners and mores is beguiling." - Daily Mail (UK)

"Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing an amazing Polish mystery—fascinating for its vivid portrayal of 1893 Krakow, its witty style, and for Zofia, its irrepressible sleuth. The Daily Mail called it ingenious—we call this new author 'marvelous!'" - Charles Todd, New York Times-bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries

"An ingenious marriage of comedy and crime." - Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel laureate and author of Man Booker International Prize winner Flights

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Maryla Szymiczkowa

Maryla Szymiczkowa is a pseudonym for partners Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczyński. Dehnel is the award-winning author of numerous books, including the novels Lala and Saturn and the poetry collection Aperture. Tarczyński is a translator and historian. They live in Warsaw, and the Zofia Turbotynska Mysteries are their first shared project.

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