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Chanukah Crime Fiction/Hanukkah Mysteries

Chanukah Crime Fiction/Hanukkah Mysteries

Happy Holidays to all our Jewish friends!

 

Chanukah (no matter how you spell it – Hanukah, Hanukkah) is celebrated for eight days, so you have plenty of time to read all these books! Hanukah starts this year on Sunday, December 2 at sundown.

Mystery Novels
A Crafty Christmas by Molly Cox Bryan
Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle (mostly about Christmas but Hanukah is mentioned)
Beautiful Lie the Dead by Barbara Fradkin
Strength to Stand by Sheyna Galyan
Festival of Deaths by Jane Haddam
Hanukkah Gelt by T. Lee Harris
Out of the Frying Pan into the Choir by Sharon Kahn
Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman
Murder at the Minyan by Shlumat E. Kustanowitz
The Body in the Sleigh by Katherine Hall Page (mostly about Christmas but Hanukah is mentioned)
Dog Have Mercy by Neil Plakcy
Chanukah Guilt by Ilene Schneider
The Tattooed Rabbi by Marvin J. Wolf

Children’s Hanukah Mysteries
Rabbi Rocketpower and the Mystery of the Missing Menorahs – A
Hanukkah Humdinger! by Rabbi Susan Abramson and Aaron Dvorkin and Ariel DiOrio

Mystery Short Stories
“Mom Lights a Candle” by James Yaffe, appeared in Mystery: The Best of 2002, ed. by Jon L. Breen.
“Hanukah” by Morris Hershman in Cat Crimes for the Holidays, ed. by Martin Greenberg, Edward Gorman and Larry Segriff
“The Worse Noel” by Barb Goffman in The Gift of Murder.
“Death on the List” by B.K. Stevens (AHMM, January 1999)
For more info on Jewish short story mysteries, check out Steven Steinbock who blogs on Criminal Brief, the Mystery Short Story Web Log Project.
“Navidad” by Elizabeth Zelvin, EQMM, January 2011
“No Candles for Antiochus” by Barry Ergang
Murder is no Mitzvah: Short Stories about Jewish Occasions, edited by Abigail Browning

Mystery Games
Children’s software mystery game: Who Stole Hanukkah? offered in five languages: English, Hebrew, Russian, French and Spanish
Other Games for Children: The Case of the Stolen Menorah: An Enlightening Hanukkah Mystery

 

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Veteran’s Day Mysteries

Veteran’s Day Mysteries

Thanks to all veterans who served or are currently serving.  We thank you for your service.  Here is a list of Veteran’s Day mysteries, sorted by war. For more information, CLICK HERE American Civil War Owen Parry, Faded Coat of Blue Brent Monahan, a series with sheriff/veteran John Le Brun Mexican-American War Michael White, Soul… Continue Reading…

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Day of the Dead Crime Fiction

Day of the Dead Crime Fiction

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated. Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual… Continue Reading…

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