What are the best Jew-related mystery books?

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    #1Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries)

    Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries)

    Friday the Rabbi Slept Late is a Jewish mystery fiction and the first book in The Rabbi Small Mysteries series written by Harry Kemelman. It is first published in 1964. 

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    Sara Flores
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is the first book in the Rabbi Small Mysteries series, and David small has a nanny murder on his hands. It was interesting to read a mystery about a rabbi, and I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but I really did. It keeps you guessing until the very end. It went by quickly because I was so immersed in the story. I'm glad to see there are twelve more books in the series! I enjoyed these characters and can't wait to read more of them."
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    #2Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper)

    Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper)

    Terminal City is a mystery fiction and the sixteenth book in Alexandra Cooper series written by Linda Fairstein. It is first published in 2014 by Dutton. 

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    Brandon Gardner
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "It is hard to find a good mystery book starring a Jewish character. Or not. On the flip-side ....what difference does it make. This is a good book and fits the criteria but this series is very lengthy."
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    #3The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche fiction written by Laurie R. King as the first book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2002 by Bantam.

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    Ann Zhao
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I found The Beekeeper's Apprentice to be a great addition to the Sherlock Holmes tradition. It was well-crafted and very creative. In this novel, Sherlock Holmes meets his female match. Throughout the book, I was riveted by the bizarre clues and action. Really good book! I definitely recommend getting it."
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    #4The Child (The Eagle and the Child)

    The Child (The Eagle and the Child)
    The Child is a mystery fiction and the first book in The Eagle and the Child trilogy written by S. Khubiar. This espionage fiction book is first published in 2016. 
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    Martha Hall
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "My friend is a Jew and wanted a mystery book based on something that she was familiar with. Well, I had to take to Google to find Jew related books, but ended up getting The Child (The Eagle and the Child). It was a mystery novel and seemed like a great choice. My friend liked it, but didn't love it. "
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    #5A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Mangoverse)

    A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Mangoverse)

    A Harvest of Ripe Figs is a Jewish young adult LGBT fantasy fiction and the third book in Mangoverse series written by Shira Glassman. It is first published in 2015 by Prizm Books. 

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    Joyce Vargas
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I swear, the Mangoverse books just keeps getting better and better. I don't know if it's Shira Glassman's writing, my love for the characters, or my need for something like these books, but every time I pick one up, I come out more enchanted than before. Harvest in particular hit all of my mystery-lover notes. I used to read so much Sherlock and Agatha Christie, and Harvest featured several of my favorite mystery tropes, It was fun, even if guessed whodunnit pretty quick. Getting to the reveal with all these wonderful characters is still a fun journey."
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    #6Some Danger Involved (Barker & Llewelyn)

    Some Danger Involved (Barker & Llewelyn)
    Some Danger Involved is a mystery fiction and the first book in Barker & Llewelyn series written by Will Thomas. This Victorian-era fiction novel is published in 2004 by Touchstone. 
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    Ann Mills
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a great fiction novel. If you love a mystery you will love this book."
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    #7Kaddish in Dublin (Inspector Matt Minogue)

    Kaddish in Dublin (Inspector Matt Minogue)

    Kaddish in Dublin is a mystery fiction and the third book in Inspector Matt Minogue series written by John Brady. It is first published in 1990. 

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    #8The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon is a science fiction and literary detective novel originally published in 2007. This book won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Nebula Award for Best Novel, and more.

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    Paul Hayes
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I liked the setting of this book. It is rare for me to find a book featuring both a mystery and Jews. I even managed to figure things out myself."
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    #9What's in a Flame?

    What's in a Flame?

    What's in a Flame? is a Jewish mystery fiction book written by Libi Astaire. This Regency fiction book is first published in 2015 by Aster Press. 

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    Frank Jones
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "What's in a Flame is a short story that is set in 1812 and follows a group of pickpocketers. One night, someone pickpocketed a dozen candles. This story follows the clues and helps readers to problem solve who may have stolen them. It's a good story although rather short, but still entertaining."
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    #10The Quality of Mercy

    The Quality of Mercy

     The Quality of Mercy is a historical mystery fiction book written by Faye Kellerman. This British mystery thriller fiction novel is first published in 1989 by Avon. 

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    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Though out time people have been persecuted by their religion. To keep from being persecuted they had to keep their religious beliefs a secret. One mystery fiction book is called The Quality of Mercy. In the the main character is hiding their Jewish beliefs while hiding behind disguises. It is a great read."

Summary

Best What are the best Jew-related mystery books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries)Books 31 Paid
2Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper)Books 28 Paid
3The Beekeeper's ApprenticeBooks 26 Paid
4The Child (The Eagle and the Child)Books 25 Paid
5A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Mangoverse)Books 24 Paid
6Some Danger Involved (Barker & Llewelyn)Books 22 Paid
7Kaddish in Dublin (Inspector Matt Minogue)Books 21 Paid
8The Yiddish Policemen's UnionBooks 19 Paid
9What's in a Flame? Books 18 Paid
10The Quality of MercyBooks 16 Paid
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