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Yom Kippur Murder

(Christine Bennett #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  233 Ratings  ·  21 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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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published September 21st 2011 by Fawcett (first published September 23rd 1992)
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Robin
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute murder mystery. A woman, Chris, who had been a nun for 15 years leaves the convent and befriends some older people in an apartment complex in New York City. When one of them is found murdered, she resolves to figure out what happened.
Meanwhile she has met a man she thinks she cares about, but is scared, since he’s the first man she has gone out with in her life. She dates another man, but ultimately isn’t interested in him.
I liked the book because it was simple and the reader s
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Lora
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series, and our favorite former nun stumbles upon a new mystery through her volunteer work with the elderly. It's an interesting story of greed and secrets and the sometimes deadly problems they create. This was a strong continuation of the series, and I look forward to reading the others.
Sandra Weaver
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great beach read ! the characters are well developed and you turn each page wanting to know what happens next. The story centers around the murder of an elderly Jewish man with no enemies. As the story develops we find that what seems to be is only the surface and the depth of the truth is amazing
Jean
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The mystery itself was interesting. The time setting appears to be in the mid-1990s, I found the portrayal of religious life stereotypic, unless this was an extremely conservative group because by then nuns did not wear such arcane habits, or live such structured lives, or take religious names.
Ed
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#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
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Vicki Gooding
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Chris
Sep 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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I like the heroine, Chris Bennett. I like her love interest, Det Sgt Jack Brooks. I'll keep reading this series.
Wanda
Feb 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Chris
Aug 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Bonnie
Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not great literature but a good entertaining read. Could hardly wait to get to the next chapter.
Shirley
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Plot as to identity of killer good, but premise of very recent former nun getting so involved in solving a crime and then being so welcomed by police for all her snooping very hard to believe.
Natalie
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. Interesting and thought provoking. I've already read 6 more in the series.
Delia
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Perfect read for a road trip. The narrator is a little bit annoying but somehow it fits the story.
I liked the puzzle and the characters.
Linda  Arnsdorf
Aug 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good second book in the seris
Caroline
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Great characters. The puzzle had me guessing until the last.
Bev
Jul 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Another great mystery by Lee Harris. This is one of my favorites.
Francine
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A series new to me--fast reads with interesting plot twists. Pleasant books to read to read between more thought provoking reads.
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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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