Books by Sharon Kahn

Sharon Kahn spent thirty-one years as a rabbi’s wife, inspiring the creation of her first adult fiction, Agatha nominated Fax Me A Bagel (Scribner) -- an Alternate Selection of the Book of the Month Club, with Ruby the Rabbi’s Wife doing the sleuthing. H


OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, INTO THE CHOIR by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"As usual, Ruby, who prefers sleuthing to snuggling, spends more time with Essie Sue than with her poor sweetie."
Now that she's dumped newshound Ed Levinger, Ruby Rothman (Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver?, 2004, etc.) is just about ready to settle down with local cop Paul Lundy until murder intrudes on their budding romance. Read full book review >
WHICH BIG GIVER STOLE THE CHOPPED LIVER? by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Kahn's bagels-and-lox view of Judaism, which makes religious practice sound like an endless round of committee meetings, adds little to an otherwise conventional romance-with-a-murder-thrown-in."
More dastardly doings at Temple Rita, where the Homecoming for the Long-Gone is rudely interrupted by the recently deceased. Read full book review >
HOLD THE CREAM CHEESE, KILL THE LOX by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Better as a travelogue than a puzzler."
Holy mackerel—not to mention the sturgeon. Read full book review >
DON’T CRY FOR ME, HOT PASTRAMI by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although the mystery's solution is perfunctory (the main clue is never completely explained), Kahn's attention to every outrageous detail—from the pink-on-pink ballroom to the rainbow tacos filled with sardine and frankfurter—makes this a voyage to remember."
Looks like stormy seas ahead for the hapless congregants of Temple Rita who've boarded the Bargain II for a cut-rate cruise to St. Read full book review >
NEVER NOSH A MATZO BALL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"In channeling Ruby, Kahn robs her story of any real satiric bite, just as she robs readers of the chance to find out what really went on at Eternal's Ecumenical Diet Seder."
Kahn's second has no dearth of plot; once again, a murder lays itself at the very doorstep of Ruby Rothman (Fax Me a Bagel, 1998), widow of Rabbi Stu Rothman, late religious leader to the Jews of Eternal, Texas. Read full book review >
FAX ME A BAGEL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Marissa Piesman goes west, with broad temple comedy substituting for Upper East Side wit. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
Next time you're in Eternal, Texas, be sure to stop in at The Hot Bagel (the only local competition, Kulberg's Deli, is from hunger). Read full book review >