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The Yom Kippur Murder (Christine Bennett #2)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  174 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When ex-nun Christine Bennett can't get into her friend Mr. Herskovitz's apartment to accompany him to Yom Kippur services, she discovers that he's been murdered. The police arrest someone almost immediately, but Chris isn't ready to end her own investigation . . .

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 23rd 1992 by Fawcett
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Vicki Gooding
This is not her first book, but the first book of her's I've read and enjoyed tremendously. This is an ex-nun who now works with people who may need her help once or twice a week. This story involves 3 elderly people who will not give up their apartments, though the landlord is a mean bully who has deprived them of services they've paid for and has pushed every one else out of this huge, dark building. At the time of Yom Kippur, the one man (Jewish) that she was going to see was found dead. The ...more
#2 in the Christine Bennett Mystery series. This 1992 entry is dated since the victim, a Holocaust survivor, was a mature family man in 1939, but that in no way lessens the enjoyment to be found in reading it. The lawyer that Christine is doing volunteer work for was a minor character in the first book of the series, The Good Friday Murder (1992).

Christine Bennett, a former nun, is teaching a college poetry course and helping an activist lawyer. When one of the tenants the lawyer is protecting f
Read several of the holiday books by this author and I do enjoy them mostly because they are quick reads. Can say they are beach books.
Great characters. The puzzle had me guessing until the last.
3.5 stars

This is an interesting series. The main character, an ex-nun, is intriguing and self-contained, trying to re-establish herself after 15 years in a convent. Well-plotted, with some depth and quiet confidence, and nicely understated but descriptive writing
I am glad that Christine is not the bumbling idiot or nosy ninny but quite intelligent and sincerely concerned about everyone she comes in contact with.

The writing is smooth and engaging...and...I did not guess who the killer was.
As with all of Lees books this one is quite good. The character is an ex-nun and she is married to a policeman and they have one son.
They are simple books but they do have their red herrings.
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I like the heroine, Chris Bennett. I like her love int3rest, Det Sgt Jack Brooks. I'll keep reading this series.
Not great literature but a good entertaining read. Could hardly wait to get to the next chapter.
Good book. Interesting and thought provoking. I've already read 6 more in the series.
Jul 16, 2011 Bev rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Another great mystery by Lee Harris. This is one of my favorites.
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Good second book in the seris
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Lee Harris is the author of the mystery novels featuring ex-nun Christine Bennett, who first appeared in The Good Friday Murder, an Edgar Award nominee. She also writes the New York Mysteries, which debuted with Murder in Hell's Kitchen. In 2001, Lee Harris received the Romantic Times magazine Career Achievement Award for her distinguished contribution to crime wri
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