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[book] THE FORGOTTEN.
By Faye Kellerman

August 14, 2001. Kellerman's thirteenth mystery that stars Lt. Peter Decker and his Orthodox Jewish wife, Rina Lazarus. Faye Kellerman can be counted on to deliver emotional complexity along with suspense, and in The Forgotten it comes from the relationship between Peter and Jacob, Rina's troubled teenage son. Jacob has a personal connection to the event that sets off this intricately plotted novel, the defacing of Rina's synagogue by one of his classmates. Ernesto Golding can't explain why he vandalized the synagogue, but when he and his therapists are murdered months after the incident, Peter realizes that something the teenager told him when admitting his guilt may hold the key to the killings: Ernesto's belief that his grandfather may have been a Nazi who posed as a Jew to escape to South America after the war. Investigating Ernesto's story gives Rina a strand of the plot to tease out; meanwhile, Peter concentrates on another motive for the therapist murders that involves computer fraud, the College Board exams, and the high cost exacted by parents who pressure their teenagers to succeed.




[book] DON'T CRY FOR ME HOT PASTRAMI by Sharon Kahn. A Ruby the Rabbi's Wife Mystery.
September 17, 2001. By Sharon Kahn (Fax Me A Bagel, and Never Nosh a Matzo ball) This is the third tale of Rabbi Rothman's widow, Ruby, and her posse at Temple Rita in Eternal Texas. Essie Sue Margolis, a busybody at the Temple, is planning to cruise with a lecturer on "Jews of the Caribbean" (a new ride at Disneyland?), professor Willie Bob Gonzales. Ruby has an idea. Maybe the cruise can help boost the popularity of the Temple's new rabbi, Rabbi Kevin Kapstein? But the sea captain, Horatio Goldberg, is actually Essie Sue's cousin, and the professor dies as he is about to board the ship. Will this ruin the cruise? Who killed him? Can her internet friends intervene for Ruby? Will she finally fall in love again while at Sea?




[book] CRIMINAL KABBALAH. An intriguing anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fictions. Edited by Lawrence Raphael. Foreword by Laurie King
Jewish Lights. A new collection of 12 Jewish mysteries. Contributors include Michael A. Kahn, Rochelle Krich, Stuart Kaminsky, Sandra Levy Ceren, Laurie King, Lev Raphael, and others. Three stories are about synagogues in trouble, helped out by one current and two former cops; two stories concern lawyers struggling with difficult clients; one is about a present-day therapist and another about an ancient Israelite judge.




[book] DEATH AND STRUDEL by Dorothy and Sidney Rosen.
Hardcover - 225 pages (September 2000) Academy. Belle Appleman, a Tiddish inflected speaker of English, a young widow, is working at a neighborhood pharmacy in Boston during the US Depression. A customer enters, and collapses - the victim of a quack abortionist. The heroine that she is, she crusades to bring him to justice.




[book] DEATH AND BLINTZES. A belle Applebaum Mystery by Dorothy and Sidney Rosen.
Paperback - 200 pages (June 1998) Academy. It is the mid-1930s-the time of the Great Depression. F.D.R. is in the White House, Hitler has risen to power in Germany and, in Boston, something not quite kosher is going on at the Classic Clothing Company. But so what if it is? Belle Appleman, the young widow recently hired for the Pants department, knows how lucky she is that her friend from Evening English, Nate Becker, was able to get her the job at all. Belle is with Nate, taking a Sunday walk on the Esplanade, when the sight of a body in the Charles River makes her drop her maple walnut ice cream cone and send Nate for the police. But it is Nate who identifies the drowned woman: she is Jeanette Laval, show steward in Pants, object of frequent whistles from the store's male employees and well-founded gossip from the female staff. Belle, a long-time devotee of True Detective magazine, jumps at the chance to put her acquired knowledge into practice, and in spite of warnings from her friends, she embarks on a search for the killer. Belle soon learns that "detectiving" can be dangerous, but that doesn't stop her from shooting her questions at everyone from the boss's son's fiancée to the victim's mother. She also has more personal reasons for her nosiness-is the union's business manager, "a regular Nelson Eddy," romancing her because of her charms or with some ulterior purpose? Not locked doors, attempts on her life, plant politics nor union strife-not even another murder-can dissuade the determined Belle. The authors have wonderfully evoked those contentious and colorful times and created a warm and memorable character in the irrepressible Belle Appleman, garment worker, union member and sleuth.




[book] The Big Silence. An Abe Lieberman Mystery by Stuart M. Kaminsky.
Hardcover - 288 pages (December 2000). Abe Lieberman, a Chicago policeman, and his Irish partner, Bill Hanrahan, are known as the Rabbi and the Priest by colleagues. Lieberman juggles cases, his partner's depression, and family problems as the mysteries get solved.





[book] OPERATION HEBRON
by Eric Jordan
Can spies write? I am not here to judge. Jordan, a former spy and advisor to Reagan writes a thriller about an Israeli plot to elect a U.S. President. Brenda Straus, an FBI Agent is on their trail, attempting to find which candidate is on the Israeli payroll.




[book] PERMED TO DEATH
by Nancy J. Cohen

In PERMED TO DEATH, #1 in the series of Bad Hair Day mysteries, sassy salon owner Marla Shore is giving grumpy Mrs. Kravitz a perm when the old lady croaks in the shampoo chair. If that isn't enough to give her a bad hair day, handsome Detective Vail suspects Marla of poisoning the woman's coffee creamer! Figuring she'd better expose the real killer before the next victim frizzes out, Marla sets on the trail of a wave of wacky suspects.




[book] HAIR RAISER
By Nancy J. Cohen

HAIR RAISER is #2 in The Bad Hair Day Mysteries. Savvy stylist Marla Shore helps her cousin Cynthia promote Taste of the World, a fund-raiser benefiting Ocean Guard, a coastal preservation society. Someone is sabotaging the gala event which is to be held at a Fort Lauderdale seaside estate. The stakes rise when a trip to the Bahamas turns up a dead body . Marla lands herself in trouble with handsome Detective Vail when she tracks the killer.




[book] MURDER BY MANICURE
by Nancy J. Cohen

MURDER BY MANICURE, book #3, is due out in December 2001. Hairstylist Marla Shore is chewing her nails over her latest dilemma. She's joined a fitness club to get in shape, but more than her abs tighten when a member is murdered. To complicate matters, Detective Dalton Vail disapproves of the charade she's playing to help a friend. She'd better polish her act, or she'll be the next one who ends up in the dead file. .




[book] Wandering Stars : An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction by Jack Dann (Editor), Isaac Asimov (Introduction)
Paperback - 224 pages 1st jewish edition (April 1998).
Being that Clyde Crane Campbell, Steven Speilberg, Isaac Asimov, Rod Serling, and Robert Sheckley were and are Jewish, is it any wonder that there is a collection of Jewish Sci-fi? The classic first collection in its genre, "Wandering Stars" reminds readers that many are still studying, still suffering, still making jokes and myths, and still trying to figure out what it means to be Jewish--even in science fiction and fantasy. A 25th anniversary classic reprint. It includes stories like: "On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi"; "The Golem of California "; "Unto the Fourth Generation" by Isaac Asimov,; "Look, You Think You've Got Troubles" about a Jewish girl who marries a martian; "The Dybbuk of Mazel Tov IV"; "Gather Blue Roses" about the holocaust; bernard Malamud's "The Jewbird"; and many other
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[book] Great Tales of Jewish Fantasy and the Occult
by Joachim Neugroschel
Neugroschel has compiled and edited 31 tales of Jewish fantasies, including The Dybbuk by Ber Hotovitz; The King and The Wise Man and four other tales from the mind of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav; TheTower of Rome by Ansky (Rapoport); The Three Wedding Conapies by Peretz; The Golem by Yudl Roseberg; In The Wine Celler by Der Nister (Kahanovitch); in addition to stories by Peretz, Kyulbak; Moykher-Sforim (S.Y. Abramovitch); IJ Trunk; and Bergelson. The book closes with the Tale of the Seven Beggars (Nahman).





[book] Little Miss Evil: A Nick Hoffman Mystery by Lev Raphael
Hardcover - 256 pages. Nick Hoffman gets an endowed chair at State U. of Michigan. There is a lot of back biting, resentment, hate, and green envy in the English department. Then come the death threats, and the President of the Univ. wants to set up a White Studies Department. Then comes the murder...
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[book] Dead Air by Rochelle Majer Krich
Hardcover - (March 2000). Krich, 52 and already a grandmother of 4, is an observant Jewish woman, author of nine books, and a teacher at a Yeshiva in LA, writes of the return of Detective Jessica Drake of the Los Angeles P.D.. But guess what? Detective Drake discovers that her mother was a hidden Jewish child who survived the Shoah Holocaust, so Krich enrolls in a class taught by an Ortho rabbi, and also explores the issue of reparations, while at the same time trying to save her friend, a radio "therapist", from a stalker.
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[book] Never Nosh a Matzo Ball: A Ruby the Rabbi's Wife Mystery by Sharon Kahn
Hardcover - 256 pages (March 2000). Who says Chicken soup is good for you? In some cases it can be the Jewish strychnine and not the penicillin. Kahn, author of FAX ME A BAGEL, returns to Eternal Texas and Ruby Rothman, the widow of the rabbi. Rebbitzen Rothman is helping the synagogue raise money by selling frozen matzo balls, when the local personal trainer is found dead at the gym with a matzo ball in hand. Can it be related to the current rabbi's infatuation with another gym employee? Lt. Lundy teams up with Rothman to solve the case. A very funny mystery, especially when something seems unkosher at the gym.
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[book] More Wandering Stars; An Anthology of Outstanding Stories of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction by Jack Dann
Paperback - 208 pages (November 1999) Jewish Lights Publishing.
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[book] Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fiction by Lawrence W. Raphael (Editor). Preface by Joel Siegel (ABC-TV).
Paperback - 200 pages (July 1999) Jewish Lights Publishing.
A Yiddishe Kop, I know... but a Yiddishe Cop?
Will dvar mysteries replace dvar torahs on Shabbat morn?
Will parents stop hoping their child will be a doctor or a lawyer, and hope for a Jewish cop of detective?
What is midrash? Isn't it a deep investigation of the text in order to learn more about it, and piece things together, to compare various texts and clues? Isn't that what a P.I. (Private Investigator) does, too? In this book are 13 original stories by notable mystery writers. Gur contributes "Kaddish", a mystery about a secular Jew who must console a dead rabbi's family by helping them focus on the rabbi's goodness and not the alleged, scandalous events surrounding his death. In "Bread of Affliction" by Michael Kahn (author of the Rachel Gold series, Sheer Gall, Grave Designs), Chicago Attorney Rachel Gold must use her knowledge of Pesach to solve a mystery surrounding a contested will. Richard Fliegel, creator of the Jewish detective, Shelly Lowenkopf ("A Minyan for the Dead"), writes in "A Final Midrash" about four rabbi's who help a detective solve a murder that one of them has committed. Other contributors include: Toni Brill, Howard Engel, Stuart Kaminsky, Faye Kellerman, Ronald Levitsky, Ellen Rawlings, Shelly Singer, Bob Sloan, Janice Steinberg, and James Yaffe. I am was not used to reading mysteries prior to reading this book, but I think this anthology has sparked that "Pintelye Mystery".
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[book] Murder Duet by Batya Gur
Paperback - 328 pages (August 1997).
Add Murder Duet; A musical case by Batya Gur, A murder mystery filled with classical music. Michael Ohayon is an Israeli policeman, Chief superintendant of Jerusalem. He is divorced and lonely, and trained in medieval History prior to this job. Then he meets his upstairs, single parent, neighbor, Nita van Gelden, a concert cellist. A relationship begins, but then her father a famed musician) and her brother (violinist) are murdered. Is Nita a prime suspect?
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[book] Days of Cain by J. R. Dunn
Paperback - 328 pages (August 1997).
Gaspar James is a "monitor" whose job is to guard the historical integrity of the 24th century. As the story traces its path across millennia, Gaspar is faced with a heartbreaking moral dilemma. Should he travel back in time to 1943 to save someone from Auschwitz. An intriguing time travel novel that plunges the reader into a riveting tale of love, life, and the awesome responsiblity of choice.
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[bookcover] [bookcover] Nursery Crimes. A Mommy Track mystery by Ayelet Waldman.
June 2000. Hardcover - 224 page. A new mystery series featuring Juliet Applebaum, a public defender turned stay at home mom (She's 8 months pregnant and has a 2 year old). The daughter of a Slippery Rock State grad, Juliet is bored with play dates and trips to the park, until she starts investigating the murder of the principal of Hollywood's hottest, super hottest, preschool. Was it murder or an accident? Could it have been one of the competitive moms who murdered him?
And guess what?? The author, Ayelet Waldman, is a former Federal public defender, Harvard Law grad, and wife to our favorite short story author... Michael Chabon (hey! Bring back the Nathan stories). But more importantly, the mother of three is, I think, is an alum of Kfar Blum. So buy da' book and read it concurrently with the paperback edition of "The Blessings of a Skinned Knee."







[bookcover] The Big Nap (a Mommy-Track Mystery.)
by Ayelet Waldman.
June 2001. Second in a series. Pub Weekly wrote, "Juliet Applebaum, L.A. public defender turned stay-at-home mom, returns for a second amusing but poignant adventure mixing child-rearing and sleuthing ... Four-month-old Isaac isn't sleeping much, and neither is his mother, while dad is busy getting the pilot for a new TV series ready." (He seems to spend more time at work with an attractive producer than he does at home.) "A chance encounter with a Hasidic storekeeper, Nettie Tannenbaum, brings Juliet temporary relief, when Nettie recommends her niece, Fraydle Finkelstein, as a babysitter. Fraydle works wonders with Isaac and three-year-old Ruby, but next day goes missing. Could Fraydle's disappearance have something to do with her family belonging to a strict religious group, the Satmar Hasidim, and her parents having arranged a marriage for her? Juliet saw Fraydle chatting with a young Israeli named Yossi, but the girl vehemently denied that he was her boyfriend. When the Finkelstein family refuses to involve the police, Juliet travels to Brooklyn, where she wangles a meeting with the family of Fraydle's intended husband. The surprising truth of what happened to Fraydle, however, lies back in Los Angeles. Drawing sharp contrasts between the world of conservative Judaism and Juliet's more liberal Hollywood life, Waldman has given her heroine a compelling story befitting her intelligent, witty voice." Click cover for more info.





[bookcover click me for more info] A Playdate With Death (a Mommy-Track Mystery.)
by Ayelet Waldman.
June 2002. Third in a series. Click cover for more info.









[book] Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
Hardcover - 368 pages (July 1999).
This is the first of a series of mysteries to be set in the City of Light. In this novel, we meet Aimee Leduc, a forensic computer specialist who must decipher an encrypted photo from the 1940's. She must then deliver it to Lili Stein who resides in the historically Jewish district of Paris, the Marais. Upon her arrival at Ms. Stein home however, Aimee finds Lili murdered with a swastika carved in her forehead. Thus we embark on a mystery to solve the mruder in which Aimee must uncover secrets from Paris' Vichy past, and dredge up facts that many would like to leave buried. A great mystery. Click to read more.
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[book] Literary Murder: A Critical Case by Batya Gur, Dalya Bilu (Translator)
A shocking double murder at Israel's top academic institution brings Superintendent Michael Ohayon to the scene to probe the nature of creativity and unravel the mystery. "A complex mystery set in an unusual, well-developed milieu with a full cast of multidimensional characters.
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[book] Murder on a Kibbutz by Batya Gur
The acclaimed Israeli detective from The Saturday Morning Murder and Literary Murder returns to solve another baffling case. When the beautiful and strong secretary of a kibbutz is poisoned, Michael Ohayon must penetrate this insular world to find out what in this supposedly egalitarian society would drive someone to murder.
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[book] The Saturday Morning Murder: A Psychoanalytic Case by Batya Gur, Dalya Bilu (Translator)
When Dr. Eva Neidorf is found dead on the morning she is to give a lecture to the Jerusalem Psychoanalytic Society, Chief Inspector Michael Ohayon investigates, revealing, along the way, intimate details about his own life.
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[book] Planet of the Jews by Philip Graubart (or should we say Rabbi Philip Graubert)
Paperback - 300 pages (June 1999).
Meet Judah Loeb. He is a comic book editor in NYC, who, with the help of a Hassidic couple, writes the story of Jews who enter the galut of outer space to escape anti-Jewish thugs. The story is a hit, and more stories about Jews in space are created, like Jews who time travel, etc. Then Judah Loeb's Hassidic friends come for a visit to deliver the final chapter of the sequel, and....
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[book] Death in A City of Mystics by Janice Steinberg
The mother is Margo Simon has started to study Kabbalah and religion in Israel. She is poisoned; Margo rushes to her hospital bedside. Later, a rabbi is murdered. The radio reporter, Margo picks up the trail and begins to investigate the happenings in Safed, and a growing rift among the haredi of Israel.
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[book] O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King
Hardcover - 336 pages (June 1, 1999) Nineteen year old Mary Russell, a student of Sherlock Holmes, disappears in Palestine in the Winter of 1918, as they are investigating a case for Sherlock's smarter older brother, Mycroft. There is a plan to destroy the British and General Allenby. Is it the Ottoman's, the Arab's, the Jews? Or is it a loner? This is a suspenseful mystery that depicts Palestine so clearly that you would swear that the book is not fiction. Click to read the extensive reviews.
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[book] Sheer Gall by Michael Kahn
Mass Market Paperback - 368 pages (June 1998). The fourth novel to feature Rachel Gold finds the St. Louis, MO lawyer up to her neck in conspiracy and intrigue. Evidence found at the crime scene where one of her clients is killed points to the victim's husband as the murderer, but Rachel is unconvinced. Her subsequent investigation uncovers a variety of suspects fuming with motives, a business venture involving the pharmaceutical industry, and people who want her dead... Click to read the extensive reviews.
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[book] A Minyan for the Dead by Richard Fliegel
An entertaining thriller starring Jewish ex-cop Shelley Lowenkopf. After leaving the force, Lowenkopf begins making a killing as a private eye. And when he and his partner Max Pfeiffer attend a memorial service at the synagogue, the service is cut short when the rabbi is arrested--on suspicion that he murdered the woman for whom they are praying. Click to read more.
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[book] Hard-Boiled : Great Lines from Classic Noir Films by Peggy Thompson
Paperback - 132 pages (March 1996).
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[book] Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller
Paperback - 208 pages (May 1998).
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[book] An Accidental Murder : An Avram Cohen Mystery by Robert Rosenberg
Hardcover - 288 pages (January 1999) Simon & Schuster. When Jerusalem detective Avram Cohen publishes his memoirs, they provoke a journey into his past and illustrate why this complex, thoughtful man "makes a wonderful resonant hero" Nissim Levy is found dead, and his mentor, Avram Cohen is next on the hit list. Avram vows to find the psychopathic killers, even if it means infiltrating the Russian mob in Israel or traveling to Frankfurt Germany. Click below to read longer reviews.
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[book] Crimes of the City by Robert Rosenberg
Mass Market Paperback - 336 pages (October 1997) . In a holy city, even saints can be suspects... It was the time of the intifada, a season of hatred and fear in the city called Jerusalem, the City of Peace... Criminal Investigations Department Commander Avram Cohen is one of the watchmen at its gates, barring them to criminals and the insane. One man, who is either--or both--slips past and in the midst of chaos commits a terrible double murder. Slaughtered are two Russian nuns, mother and daughter, members of the Russian Orthodox convent in Ein Kerem. The KGB baby-sitter for the Red Russian mission in the Holy Land is embarrassed, the police are embarrassed, the Knesset is embarrassed--even the Prime Minister exerts pressure for a quick solution. Avram Cohen, known for his toughness, feared for his temper, a man who has left belief in God behind in Dachau, tracks the killer through every sector of the city from the Dead Sea to the Temple Mount while zealots plot and politicians make deals. Combining the police procedural with the fast-paced suspense of a spy thriller, the investigation--based on an actual double murder--reveals the soul of a great detective and the secret worlds of an ancient city.
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[book] The Thirteenth Hour by Barbara Sofer
Softcover - 339 pages . Deborah Stern is an American-born biologist living in Jerusalem and working in a hospital. After she witnesses a terrorist attack (remember the bombings after Rabin's assassination), Stern signs up for a self-defense course, never realizing that she has been chosen for a special assignment.... Raba Alhassan, a Muslim woman from the States returns to Jericho, never suspecting that someone close to her is responsible for a devastating terrorist attack.... Each is about to be recruited for a deadly, secret mission, and find themselves unlikely allies in a growing web of violence that threatens their families, their heritage, and their lives. In the words, of Amazon, "Casual details, such as "In Jerusalem, three ambulances always meant a catastrophe," add to the story's heart-wrenching realism"
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[book] Blood Money by Rochelle Majer Krich
Hardcover - 341 pages (February 1999). Jesse Drake, the Los Angeles detective, isn't new to the ways of a cop. She knows personal involvement can compromise a case, but when an elderly man discovered murdered in the park is found to be a Holocaust survivor, she can't help but invest more of herself than usual in the investigation. Her own recently uncovered Jewish background helps forge her commitment to the old man, whose life spins out before her on tapes he made about his wartime experiences. Note to readers: The story of the man is based in part on Krich's own father's wartime experiences. Krich is the chair of the English department at Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles. Click to read more.
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[book] Fertile Ground by Rochelle Majer Krich
Mass Market Paperback - 404 pages (March 1999). In her most pulsating suspense novel to date, the acclaimed author of "Speak No Evil" and "Angel of Death" tackles a timely and controversial issue: fertility procedures. When her fiance, the head of a prestigious fertility clinic, goes missing, a young doctor unearths a complex labyrinth of greed, deceit, and cover-ups to get to the bottom of his disappearance. Click to read more.
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[book] Speak No Evil by Rochelle Majer Krich
Paperback - 352 pages (February 1997) The award-winning author of Where's Mommy Now? presents a suspense novel featuring young attorney Debra Laslow, an Orthodox Jew who finds herself both a suspect and a target when four of her colleagues are murdered. Click to read more.
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[book] Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman
On Sunday, Rabbi David Small uncovers a Passover plot than undeniably raises more than Four Questions -- threatening to ruin not only his holiday seder but his role as leader of Bernard's Crossing's Jewish community. But there's no time to appeal to a Higher Source when one of his temple board members, a businessman, is rumored to be pushing drugs and all the facts point to a group of teenagers as accessories -- to murder.
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[book] Red White and Blue by Susan Isaacs
Hardcover - 407 pages (October 1998) Harpercollins. The story of Special Agent Charlie Blair, a stereotypical westerner boot wearer who is infiltrating Wrath, a white supremacist group in Wyoming. Little does he know that he is the great grandson of Dora and Herschel Blaustein. He meets up with a young, liberal Jewish News reporter, Lauren Miller, who is in Wyoming researching these groups and trying to find why they are so fixated on Jews.
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If you are wondering about Israeli Science Fiction, I haven't posted any listings, cuz I haven't found any translations yet. Be on the lookout for "The Road to Ein Charod" about a man who escapes a future military dictatorship in Israel; "be-Luz" by Jacob Cohen, about a secret city of immortals; "Dani-Din The Boy who was invisible" by Or Sareeg; "The Emperor of the Purple Planet (Kochav Segol)" by Bansh; Benjamin Tamuz's "Jeremiah's Inn" is about an Israel in the future that is ruled as a theocracy by the haredim;

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