Books of Jewish Interest
Hosted By: Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem NH
Why are we so fascinated by complex, plot-driven detective fiction? Is there a particular connection between Jews and crime fiction? Some suggest our history of one individual fighting for the underdog, or being a stranger in a strange land has exposed us to the dark side of society. We see the detective as the hero or heroine using intelligence to outwit the perpetrator and right the wrong. We will read whodunits and thrillers this season. Our detectives are all Jewish, some religious, some secular. But in all four novels, being Jewish colors how they approach solving the crime and how the world perceives them. I invite all to join the Books of Jewish Interest (BJI).
We meet in person at the Bethlehem Public Library and by Zoom at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoons on July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23.
July 12 – The Ritual Bath, Faye Kellerman
July 26 – A Conspiracy of Paper, A Novel by David Liss
August 9 – Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, Harry Kemelman
August 28 – The Kill Artist, Daniel Silva
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