Today is the first day of Rosh Hashana, the beginning of the Jewish New Year. Today also starts the first of 8 days of awe that culminates on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. That a murder would take place during this time or on Yom Kippur itself runs opposite to Jewish beliefs. However, these are ideals, and this is a mystery blog.
Here's a short list of three mysteries that take place during Yom Kippur. As always, I welcome any additions to this list.
Yom Kippur Murder by Lee Harris
Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman
Interested in Jewish Mystery Fiction? Read Jewish Identity as Portrayed in Jewish Detective Fiction by Rabbi Lawrence W. Raphael.
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