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Book Information: "J"

"J" (1961) [Short Story]
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Series: 87th Precinct

Summary (From the publisher):

The Passover meal at Meyer Meyer's home is interrupted when the somewhat embarrassed Meyer, not a thoroughly observant Jew, is called in as the 87th Precinct's expert on Judaism to investigate the brutal slaying of a rabbi outside a Conservative synagogue. A capital J was scrawled in bright, white paint on the wall at the scene of the murder; by the rabbi? Or his killer?

First printed in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, the novelette (it's about 20,000 words) has been reprinted in The Ethnic Detectives.

Original title: "J"
Original languages: English

Quotes: 3 (show them)

Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Empty Hours, the (1962) [Collection]
      Author: Ed McBain
     Ethnic Detectives, the (1985) [Anthology]
      Authors: Manly Wade Wellman , Georges Simenon , Eric Ambler , Marcia Muller , Raoul Whitfield , Edward D. Hoch , Tony Hillerman , H. R. F. Keating , James Yaffe , Ed McBain , John Ball , Janwillem van de Wetering , Robert van Gulik , Josh Pachter , Robert Somerlott , W. Ryerson Johnson , Hayford Peirce

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