Book Release

The Delightful Madame Koska Returns in Another Mystery!


Meet the elusive, enigmatic and undefeatable Madame Koska, the fabulous haute couture designer and owner of a new atelier in 1920’s London who has a knack at solving crimes that simply confound the police.

In Madame Koska and Le Spectre de la Rose, Madame Koska encounters a baffling murder mystery while designing costumes for London’s most famous ballet company. Who has killed the lead dancer and why? It’s up to Madame Koska to solve what the police cannot!

Readers and fans of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie, and Murder She Wrote will find a new favorite sleuth and heroine with Madame Koska.

Read an excerpt of Madame Koska and Le Spectre de la Rose


Advance Praise for Madame Koska & Le Spectre de la Rose

“What an interesting mystery…I found Madame Koska a delight!” —Linda Bass, LibraryThing Early Reviewers

“I liked author Arbel’s style and the quaintly formal manner of writing…” —Silver Screen Videos

Praise for Madame Koska and the Imperial Brooch

Madam_Koska_Imperial_Brooch_Ilil_Arbel_FC“Agatha Christie reborn. A veritable tour de force of the twenties’ London fashion scene with our heroine the Madame… Ilil Arbel has adopted the mantle of the Grande Dame of this age and produced a stunning book full of fun and the obligatory twisted ending. Don’t miss it!” —Lord David Prosser, author of the Barsetshire Diaries

“Madame Koska is an absolutely unforgettable character whose charms and eccentricities linger on long after you’ve finished this marvelous page-turner. Here’s to hoping this is only the beginning of a wonderful new series.” —Gary Morgenstein, playwright and author of A Mound Over Hell

“…I didn’t know whodunit until the very last few pages.” —Wayne Zurl, author of the Sam Jenkins Murder Mysteries Series

Published by BHC Press, Madame Koska & Le Spectre de la Rose is available in hardcover (978-1-948540-78-0, $21.95, 132 pages) trade softcover (978-1-948540-11-7, $12.95, 132 pages) and ebook (978-1-948540-12-4, $7.99) at fine booksellers everywhere. Order direct from Ingram, Overdrive, or the publisher’s website.

Read an excerpt of Madame Koska & The Imperial Brooch

About the author: Ilil Arbel enjoys writing in a variety of genres, including mythology and folklore. Her published works include short stories and folktales, and she has contributed articles on the subjects of natural history, personal histories, biography, health, education, social commentaries, and Judaic myths. She has a Ph.D. in the field of Liberal Arts, specializing in mythology and folklore. Ilil has lived and studied in Tel Aviv, Paris, and New York, and currently resides in Manhattan.

About BHC Press: BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of general fiction and nonfiction hardcover, softcover, and ebooks for YA and adults. To learn more, visit their website.

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