Edited by: Lawrence W. Raphael
Twelve of todayís top mystery authors bring you all-new stories that present the complexities of modern Jewish life against a riveting backdrop of crime and deception--and a little bit of humor as well. Lapsed faith, interfaith relations, golems, and more add to the intrigue in these tantalizing mysteries.
Will a husband get the answer he is looking for in subjecting his wife to an adultery-testing ritual from the Torah?
How do composer Franz Schubert and a youth from the local synagogue get involved in an old murder mystery?
What is an anti-Semite on death row doing studying Torah?
When a talmudic scholar disappears, is his wifeís fate tied to a line in an ancient text?
- Preface by Joel Siegel
- Introduction by Lawrence W. Raphael
- O! Little Town of Bedlam by Toni Brill
- The Reading by Howard Engel
- A Final Midrash by Richard Fliegel
- The Bread of Affliction by Michael A. Kahn
- Confession by Stuart M. Kaminsky
- Holy Water by Faye Kellerman
- Jacobís Voice by Ronald Levitsky
- Poison by Ellen Rawlings
- Lost Polars by Shelley Singer
- The Good Rabbi by Bob Sloan
- Wailing Reed by Janice Steinberg
- Mom Remembers by James Yaffe
- Kaddish by Batya Swift Yasgur
Original title: Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper
Fiction→ Religious→ Judaism
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General
The following works are contained within this one:
Holy Water (1994) [Short Story]
Author: Faye Kellerman
Lost Polars (1999) [Short Story]
Author: Shelley Singer