Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction

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Jewish Lights Publishing
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6.04 X 9.04 X 0.93 inches | 0.98 pounds

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About the Author

Lawrence W. Raphael is a rabbi and author as well as the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco. He has written articles about Jewish identity in detective fiction, and lives in San Francisco, California.

Edgar Award-winning author Stuart Kaminsky died October, 2009, at the age of 75.
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Michael A. Kahn is the award-winning author of several novels, praised by Publishers Weekly for their "intelligent, breezy dialogue and clever plotting." A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Kahn began his literary career writing free-lance feature articles for Chicago Magazine while teaching fifth grade in the Chicago public schools. Now a trial attorney in St. Louis, he wrote his first novel on a dare from his wife, who got sick of hearing him announce, each time he finished a paperback thriller that he'd purchased at an airport newsstand, "I could write a better book than this." "Then write one," she finally said, "or please shut up."


"A kosher treat. A Jewish angle on a genre of literature that so often employs Talmudic logic and the Jewish sensibility that wrong is wrong, and must be stopped."
--Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy and An Eye for An Eye, a mystery featuring sleuth Daniel Winter

"Intriguing tales of detection as well as meditations on Jewish identity, the stories in this book do what Jewish writing has always done: provide compelling narrative with your philosophy and philosophical challenges with your fiction. Like any Jewish story, the ones in this book can be read on many levels, but there is no argument, Talmudic or otherwise about the quality of this collection: Mystery Midrash is a mitzvah!"
--S.J. (Shira) Rozan, author of Stone Quarry and winner of Shamus and Anthony Awards

"Despite their Jewish themes, these stories have an ecumenical appeal: to Raphael, Mazel Tov!"
--Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"With a first class list of contributors and wonderful stories, Mystery Midrashoffers us a contemporary look at Jewish life, with a mysterious twist."
--Jack Dann, editor of Wandering Stars and More Wandering Stars, anthologies of Jewish fantasy and science fiction, and author of The Silent