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By Harry Kemelman | Comments: ( 542 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

Having resigned as rabbi of Barnard s Crossing Temple, Rabbi David Small is delighted to accept the newly created post of Professor of Judaic Studies at Windermere College in Boston When an elderly English professor disappears during a snowy Thanksgiving weekend, no one expects him to turn up dead Heart attack Rabbi Small thinks not A Mystery Guild Alternate.

  • Title: That Day the Rabbi Left Town
  • Author: Harry Kemelman
  • ISBN: 9780449910023
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Harry Kemelman

Harry Kemelman was an American mystery writer and a professor of English He was the creator of one of the most famous religious sleuths, Rabbi David Small.His writing career began with short stories for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine featuring New England college professor Nicky Welt, the first of which, The Nine Mile Walk , is considered a classic.The Rabbi Small series began in 1964 with the publication of Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, which became a huge bestseller, a difficult achievement for a religious mystery, and won Kemelman a 1965 Edgar Award for Best First Novel The Rabbi Small books are not only mysteries, but also considerations of Conservative Judaism.

Comments That Day the Rabbi Left Town

  • Hapzydeco

    Harry Kemelman combines the tenets of Judaism with mystery. However, this attempt seemed to fall short of the standards that Kemelman set for his previous novels in this series. Perhaps it is just hard to say good-bye to an old friend.

  • Adele

    Read all the other "Rabbi" books 20 and plus years ago. Didn't even know about this one until I saw it in a used bookstore! I liked it well enough like seeing an old friend.

  • Melissa

    I believe this is the last book in the series. The Rabbi goes back to teach at Windemere and a despised Professor is found deceased after the new rabbi has threatened him since he had peeped at his wife. Did the man die of a heart attack? Did the rabbi indeed kill him? Of course Rabbi Small solves the puzzle.

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  • Carmen

    Kemelman's books are easy and relaxing to read. The characters are well rounded and the story lines clean and uncomplicated. I love the series.

  • Sandy Shin

    I wish this series had many more volumes

  • Alex

    "That Day the Rabbi Left Town" is one of the Rabbi Small murder mysteries. It's pretty good in that it doesn't dwell too much into Jewish politics and it doesn't date itself too much like previous Rabbi Small novels. The Story: Rabbi Small has finally resigned from the synagogue and a new rabbi has taken his place. If you will recall the first Rabbi Small novel, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, Rabbi Small was the new rabbi in town (over 20 years earlier) and he was connected with a murder when a bo [...]

  • Willa

    Another airplane mystery -- I buy them at the library dime rack and save them for trips. Novels are like boxes of chocolates -- I can only read them when I have a few straight hours and no responsibilities, because I can't let them go. I've read several Rabbi Small mysteries and this was a good sample of the type. David Small is older now than in previous books I've read, in his 50's, and works as a teacher at a local university. The body of an elderly and disliked colleague is found buried in t [...]

  • Julia

    Rabbi Small has been the rabbi of the Temple in Barnard’s Crossing for 25 years. That's long enogh, he decides. He resigns to teach at Windermere College, where they are starting a Judaic Studies department. Sure, there’s a murder, which it takes a lot of setting up and borders on the tedious, but at one point Rabbi Small’s succesor says he is not a man of the cloth. That confused me. Turns out, the phrase came from liveried servants, and that priests wore God’s cloth. Jews don't and did [...]

  • Alberto

    The last Rabbi Small novel, published just a few months before Mr Kemelman's death. I just learned about this book, having read the previous ten books over a decade ago. It was like running into an old friend.The pacing is not as good as his other books, the murder doesn't even occur until almost 2/3 of the way into the book. Also, despite the introduction of many potential suspects, the actual killer is quite obvious (not the case in any of the previous books).Nevertheless, if you're a fan it i [...]

  • Meredith

    Definitely a better ending to the series that the previous book that was originally to end the series, though not as good as the earlier ones. There's definitely a cynicism that's snuck into the later books. Particularly a cynicism about higher education. The other short-coming is that the guy-you-know-will-end-up-dead is overly similar to the previous book. Nothing redeemable in him and as much as not, I didn't really care if they figured out who killed him, other than to clear the new rabbi's [...]

  • Melissa

    I enjoyed this book. I have not read Rabbi Small before, and enjoyed the information he shares on the Jewish faith as he works through his communities and the mystery at hand. A little choppy writing off and on, though, in my opinion. There were several places where I turned back to see if I had accidentally skipped pages, only to discover that I had not! Not Chaim Potok, but a stimulating enough mystery that I am willing to try another to see what else I can learn.

  • Rebecca

    I'd never heard of this series before coming across this one on a vacation house bookshelf. I can't say I'll be eagerly looking for the rest: while the characters are reasonably sympathetic, the plotting felt mechanical, the dialogue flat, and the overall effect rather dated. Perhaps someone with more interest in and appreciation of American Jewish culture and Judaism would get more out of the setting and secondary characters. They weren't compelling enough on their own for this reader.

  • Ed

    #11 in the Rabbi Small series. In this 1996 final series entry, Rabbi Small who began with Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (1964) retires. An intelligent, enjoyable mystery series.Rabbi Small mystery - The Rabbi retires after 25 years and takes a position as a Professor of Judaic Studies. An English professor at the college is found dead on the property of the new Rabbi. Rabbi Small gets involved in detecting the killer.

  • Bobbie Breslove

    I thought I would love reading this bookbut I could not have been more wrong. It is not a large book but has taken me forever to read it. It was tedious, very tedious! I had a hard time not just giving up on the book but I was hoping it would get better. It did not. It was boring. Did not hold my interest for very long. I can usually read a book in a day but this one, no way!

  • Debra

    I think this was the best of the Rabbi Small series. The murder was more twisty, with more suspects than in the past. The Rabbi has moved on with his life, as his readers must as this is the last book in the series.

  • Cathy

    I felt this book in the series was one too many. The first book was very enjoyable, but this was too similar & didn't bring anything new to the characters. The murder mystery was almost beside the point.

  • Miguel Hollander

    started a bit boring but then picked up

  • Audrey

    I will miss this series when I finish

  • Dawn

    This one came across as a bit dated and over the top.

  • John Gilchrist

    good - old college professor found dead in a snow bank

  • Cindy

    I learned a lot about the Jewish religion and I liked the characters and setting. I will be reading more by this author.

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