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Wednesday the rabbi got wet
Kemelman, Harry.
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New York : Morrow, 1976.
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Central Library FICTION Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Grand Island Library FICTION Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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Author Notes

Harry Kemelman was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1908. After studying English Literature at Boston University and earning an M.A. from Harvard University in 1931, Kemelman worked as a teacher in several Boston high schools, and later became a private businessman. During this time, he also pursued a career as a freelance writer.

Kemelman is best known for his mystery-based rabbi books about David Small, a rabbi who solves murder cases. His early stories appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. His first rabbi novel, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1964. Some of Kemelman's other novels in the rabbi series include Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry, Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home, Monday the Rabbi Took Off, and Conversations with Rabbi Small.

He died in 1996, at the age of 88.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Kemelman's sleuthing Rabbi David Small is at it again in these two murder mysteries. Tuesday finds Small teaching at a Christian college, where, of course, a fellow teacher is killed. Wednesday brings him back to his congregation on his home turf of Barnard's Crossing, and, guess what, someone else dies, leaving the rabbi to pry into the investigation in his inimitable way. These books never disappoint. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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