Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1908, Harry Kemelman was the creator of perhaps one of the most famous religious sleuths: Rabbi David Small. His writing career began with short stories for featuring New England college professor Nicky Welt, the first of which, "The Nine Mile Walk," is considered to be a classic (the Welt stories were later grouped into a collection with the same title). The Rabbi Small series began in 1964, with It went on to become a bestseller, and won Kemelman an Edgar for "Best First Novel" in 1965. Kemelman died in 1996.
Had the murder victim not been such a notorious anti-semite, Rabbi Small might never have become involved. But when several members of his congregation become suspects, Rabbi Small is forced to match wits with the killer.
Murder is not kosher! When David Small, our favorite rabbi and most unorthodox detective, becomes enmeshed in the murder of a fellow teacher at Windemere Christian College, he discovers things are not at all kosher around the school. From the moment the bomb goes off in the dean's office, everyone is under suspicion.
The fifth in a series of definitive editions of Rabbi David Small mysteries by award-winning author Harry Kemelman!
Monday takes Rabbi David Small on a private exodus to Israel for a much needed rest. But as usual, trouble follows the Rabbi. While his congregation at home is busy plotting his dismissal, the Rabbi is up against the Wall in an international incident involving a young American student, Israeli intelligence, and a group of Arab terrorists with murder on their minds...