Harry Kemelman


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
November 24, 1928

Died
December 15, 1996

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Harry Kemelman was an American mystery writer and a professor of English. He was the creator of one of the most famous religious sleuths, Rabbi David Small.

His writing career began with short stories for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine featuring New England college professor Nicky Welt, the first of which, "The Nine Mile Walk", is considered a classic.

The Rabbi Small series began in 1964 with the publication of Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, which became a huge bestseller, a difficult achievement for a religious mystery, and won Kemelman a 1965 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. The Rabbi Small books are not only mysteries, but also considerations of Conservative Judaism.

Average rating: 3.83 · 12,891 ratings · 919 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late...

3.82 avg rating — 4,078 ratings — published 1964 — 46 editions
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Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry

3.84 avg rating — 1,420 ratings — published 1966 — 33 editions
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Monday the Rabbi Took Off

3.82 avg rating — 1,075 ratings — published 1972 — 31 editions
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Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home

3.79 avg rating — 1,031 ratings — published 1969 — 26 editions
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Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet

3.85 avg rating — 840 ratings — published 1976 — 25 editions
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Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red

3.82 avg rating — 967 ratings — published 1973 — 27 editions
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Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out

3.85 avg rating — 731 ratings — published 1978
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Someday the Rabbi Will Leave

3.81 avg rating — 496 ratings — published 1985 — 17 editions
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One Fine Day the Rabbi Boug...

3.86 avg rating — 542 ratings — published 1987 — 16 editions
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The Day the Rabbi Resigned

3.76 avg rating — 442 ratings — published 1992 — 14 editions
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Friday the Rabbi Slept Late Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home Monday the Rabbi Took Off Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out
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“Faptul ca un om a avut parte de o pregatire stiintifica nu inseamna neaparat ca el urmeaza sa aiba un comportament stiintific tot timpul.”
Harry Kemelman

“E,in zilele noastre un om de afaceri are tensiune cu carul, mai cu seama intr-un comert cu medicamente cu bucata, cind n-ai cum sa stii,dimineata, la deschidere,daca vreun ticnit de hippy n-o sa dea peste tine si n-o sa-ti arda un glont.”
Harry Kemelman, Miercuri pe rabin la prins ploaia

“Stresul implicat in lupta ia totdeauna sfirsit cind te predai.”
Harry Kemelman, Miercuri pe rabin la prins ploaia

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