Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yom Kippur Crime Fiction

The Kol Nidre service tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. That a murder would take place on Yom Kippur  (or during the past 8 Days of Awe)  runs opposite to Jewish belief. Let's hope any murders only take place in fiction!

Here's a short list of Mysteries that take place during the Days of Awe and Yom Kippur. As always, I welcome any additions to this list.

Three Weeks in October by Yael Dayan
Days of Atonement by Michael Gregorio
Yom Kippur Murder by Lee Harris
Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman
Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen

May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for the coming year!

1 comment:

vallerose said...

This list is short enough that I can make up the ones I haven't read. Unfortunately the Nykanen book has almost nothing to do with Yom Kippur and is overall not a very good book. I had hopes for it as it takes place in Finland and is written by a Finn.