The Jewish calendar is lunar, and Rosh Hashana, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, begins Wednesday night. The Days of Awe are the days between the beginning of the New Year and Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.
That a murder would take place on Yom Kippur (or during the Days of Awe)
runs opposite to Jewish belief. Let's hope murders only take place in fiction!
Here's a short updated list of Mysteries that take place on Rosh Hashana, the Days of Awe and/or 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 A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman The Day of Atonement by David Liss Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen
Short Stories: Murder is no Mitzvah: Short Mysteries about Jewish Occasions Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction, Edited by Lawrence W. Raphael
May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for the coming year!