Andy Weinberger, founder and owner of Sonoma’s Readers’ Books, launches his mystery series on Friday, November 29th. There will be a 5:00 pm reception followed by a reading at 5:30. An Old Man’s Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery is set in L.A., where retired private eye Amos Parisman is hired by the local temple’s board after their controversial rabbi drops dead over his matzoh ball soup at Canter’s Deli. As he looks into what seems to be a simple, tragic accident, Amos uncovers a world of treachery and hurt that shakes the large L.A. Jewish community to its core. With Amos Parisman, Mr. Weinberger introduces a soft-boiled detective like you’ve never seen before: a retiree who has seen it all--including his wife’s dementia, hypertension, and decades on the job. As the twists and turns of the mystery draw the reader in, Amos Parisman breathes fresh air into the genre. The sharp narrative voice, combined with a wry and jocular tone makes the Parisman Mysteries the new favorite for mystery readers.
Andy Weinberger is the author of the Amos Parisman Mysteries and a collection of essays, The Ugly Man Sits in the Garden: Pieces of a Life. Andy was raised in Pasadena, where his lifelong fascination with Los Angeles took root. In 1991, Andy and his wife, Lilla, founded Readers’ Books, an independent bookstore in Sonoma, California, which is still going strong. Andy lives in Sonoma and divides his days between overseeing the bookstore and writing his novels. His website is www.andyweinberger.com.