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When ex-nun Christine Bennett can't get into her friend Mr. Herskovitz's apartment to accompany him to Yom Kippur services, she discovers that he's been murdered. The police arrest someone almost immediately, but Chris isn't ready to end her own investigation.

©1992 Lee Harris (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Not as good as the first, but still worth it

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I liked The Yom Kippur Murder. The book held my interest because there were two dramas enfolding at the same time. As Chris digs in to the victim's past, she learns about the lives of people impacted by the Holocaust. In the present, another drama is going on with the last remaining tenants in a NYC building. The characters are deep and draw you in. Chris occasionally got on my nerves, and there were a few times things that seemed unlikely occurred, but overall it held my attention. Like some other reviewers I was a bit surprised and not entirely satisfied at the developments in Chris and Jack's relationship at the end if the book, but still plan to continue the series.

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Former Nun, Current Sleuth, Super Friend

Christine Bennett, after being a nun for fifteen years, now teaches classes to university students and serves her community. Its in the latter that she befriends, Mr. Herskovitz, and agrees to take him to the temple for the Yom Kippur service. He and a few other elderly men and women are the only remaining in the run-down NYC tenement, that the landlord sorely wants to sell, and reap a bundle of cash. Christine has been running interference with the owner of the building who wants to drive out the elderly who have guaranteed rent controlled apartments. Most have already moved, but a few hold outs remain, such as Mr. Herskovitz. On Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, when Christine arrives to take Mr. Herskovitz to the temple, she finds him beaten to death in his apartment. Convinced the motive was a scare tactic to get him to leave his apartment, Christine begins to look for the killer . . . and into the past of Mr. Herskovitz, a survivor of the Holocaust. Locating his two children, who haven’t seen their father in years, she learns there are secrets buried deeply going back to before WWII. This is the second in the Christine Bennet Mystery Series, and its just as good as the first one. No longer a nun, but still clothed in faith, seeking to do good, right the wrongs she comes across, and to find her place in a world that finds her different than almost all other women . . . a good thing in my book. Bravo! Great story!

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A nice mystery

This is a very good story with solid characters. I admit I bought the second book because I was interested in how the love story of the ex nun, Cris, would develop. That part of the story is brief and tasteful. The love story takes a back seat to the murder mystery, as it should. Both stories develop nicely and realistically. The plot and the mystery are solid and entertaining. I recommend the first two books and I will be reading the next in this series.

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