Michael Kaminer


6 Jewish Crime Novels With Female Protagonists Everyone Should Read

By Michael Kaminer

6 Jewish Crime Novels With Female Protagonists Everyone Should Read
Nora Goodman, the troubled heroine of Diane Lawson’s thriller “A Tightly Raveled Mind,” (read our interview with the author here) might call herself a disciple of Freud. But she follows a long line of Jewish women in crime fiction, from Orthodox mothers to Miami Beach beauticians to wisecracking lawyers. Here are six of our favorite books featuring Jewish women crime-solvers. Who’s yours?Read More


A Freudian Detective in Texas

By Michael Kaminer

A Freudian Detective in Texas
When San Antonio psychotherapist Dr. Nora Goodman’s patients start dropping dead, police tell her it’s a coincidence. But the good Dr. Goodman refuses to buy it, and hires a private detective to help figure out if someone’s targeting her practice. Could it be her despised ex-husband, a disturbed patient, or something more nefarious?Read More


‘Chanel’ With a Schmear

By Michael Kaminer

Actress India Menuez arrives at a Chanel event with a delicious (if ersatz) accessory. Photograph by Timothy A. Clary; Getty Images Read More


Kosher Barbecue Comes to Crown Heights

By Michael Kaminer

Photographs courtesy of Izzy’s BBQ Addiction Read More


Hit Man to Las Vegas Rabbi in 'Gangsterland'

By Michael Kaminer

Hit Man to Las Vegas Rabbi in 'Gangsterland'
David Cohen’s the new rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Las Vegas. He’s a learned guy who drops pearls of Torah wisdom for admiring congregants. And he’s overseeing both preschool and funerals for the growing shul.Read More



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