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Confront murder, mayhem and your own mysteries of being.

From a corporate giant's kidnapping of a rabbi, to the disappearance of the clarinetist in a klezmer band, to four rabbis' use of their text interpretation skills to help a detective solve a murder that one of them has committed, this unique collection of mysteries will enlighten you at the same time it intrigues and
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Paperback, 299 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Jewish Lights Publishing (first published July 31st 1999)
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Jessica
I've been in a detective fiction mood and I found this collection on my shelf. I thought I'd read it but I hadn't. Anyway, I enjoyed most of the stories and while they all have a Jewish theme, I don't think you need to know anything about Judaism to read them. I especially liked a funny Purim story by Faye Kellerman. A few of these are duds but mostly this is a good mix of lighter and heavier mystery fare.
Sheryl
Interesting mix of stories. In a couple, there is only marginal Jewish content, but several use Jewish texts and traditions to solve the crime.
Rona
Sep 06, 2010 Rona rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: short story fans
This had some good stories and some silly ones. Not as good as the Wandering Stars series, by a long shot.
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