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Descripción de la editorial
All-new stories from twelve of today's masters of mystery and detective fiction-sure to delight mystery buffs of all faith traditions, and fans of the award-winning Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction. Terence Ball, The Banality of Evil Sandra Levy Ceren, Silver Is Better Than Gold Martin S. Cohen, Death Has Beckoned Richard Fliegel, The Golem of Bronx Park East Michael A. Kahn, Truth in a Plain Brown Wrapper Stuart M. Kaminsky, The Tenth Man Rochelle Krich, Bitter Waters Ronald Levitsky, Thy Brother's Bloods Lev Raphael, Your Papers, Please Shelley Singer, Reconciling HowardJanice Steinberg, Hospitality in a Dry Country Batya Swift Yasgur, Without a Trace
Does the world really need another anthology of Jewish mystery stories? Probably not on the other hand, who does it hurt? Following up on his similarly themed 1999 collection, Mystery Midrash, editor Raphael has persuaded a dozen mid-list mystery writers to search their souls (or their trunks) for stories that have something to do with Jewish religion or history or philosophy. The result is a decidedly mixed bag and one that doesn't contain much mystery. Three stories are about synagogues in trouble, helped out by one current and two former cops; two stories concern lawyers struggling with difficult clients; one is about a present-day therapist and another about an ancient Israelite judge. They range in interest from Stuart Kaminsky's fascinating look at a much-younger Abe Lieberman ("The Tenth Man") to Lev Raphael's weirdly intriguing "Your Papers, Please," which manages to combine homophobia, Jewish self-loathing and academic paranoia in a few short pages. A foreword by Laurie R. King should lure her fans.