Book Reviews of Fax Me a Bagel : A Novel Introducing Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife (Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife Mysteries)

Fax Me a Bagel : A Novel Introducing Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife (Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife Mysteries)
Fax Me a Bagel A Novel Introducing Ruby the Rabbi's Wife - Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife Mysteries
Author: Sharon Kahn
ISBN-13: 9780684847375
ISBN-10: 068484737X
Publication Date: 8/10/1998
Pages: 256
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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Very nice cozy with good humour.
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It isn't easy being a rabbi's wife in Eternal, TX. It's even harder being a rabbi's widow. More than a year after her husband's death, the congregation still expects Ruby to behave appropriately. But sometimes it is hard to be pious and ladylike when you are investigating a murder. In this mystery someone has added a deadly topping to the bagels. Ruby has to prove her baker friend did not make the poisonous bagels.
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From Publishers Weekly: "In Eternal, Tex., Ruby Rothman, a 46-year-old rabbi's widow, calls upon her knowledge of the Jewish community and her skills as a savvy computer consultant in this entertaining debut. When the sister of the temple board's vice-chairman is fatally felled by a poisoned bagel, the police arrest the baker, Ruby's friend Milt. While filling in for him at the bakery and trying to figure out why anyone would want to kill the mousy woman, Ruby finds a note in her late husband's files warning him to stay away from Milt and his bakery. After she is almost hit by a car on her way home one night, she decides that her husband, who died in a hit-and-run, was murdered and that she's the next target. But why? She learns about two brothers who started in the cutthroat bagel business in New York in the 1930s and pieces together the family feud that brought Milt to Texas. Memories of older relatives and additional notes from her late husband's files suggest that his family may have been involved in the feud, and then the threats on her life get more serious. Although the direction of the plot is given away in the first chapter, the action unfolds at a smart pace as readers are given the inside scoop on rabbi selection and installation and the history of the bagel union in New York. With her low-key sense of humor and her perky inquisitiveness, Ruby is a welcome addition to the ranks of amateur female sleuths." Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
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Another "fun and cozy" series. Ruby the Rabbi's wife has a GREAT wit, and she's quite a sleuth, too!
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This seems to be the first of the Ruby books. Excellent. I am looking forward to finding the rest.
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A rabbi's widow finds a connection to her husband's death in a hit and run in the death of another person who succumbed to a poisoned bagel.
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First in a series. Light myster, clean fun. Agatha nominated debut. Happy Reading!
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It isn't easy being a rabbi's wife in Texas. It's even harder being a rabbi's widow.
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Funny book about Rabbi's widow. great humor.
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My first book in this series. Lot of fun. Perfect Jewish humor for me.
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This is a fun book, something entertaining to sit down and read in a couple of hours just for fun.
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very cute mystery
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Engaging mystery~~~
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THe first one in a winning series of funny "cozie" mystery books featuring Ruby, the widow of a Texas Rabbi. Great reading.
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It was just okay. I'm not sure if I'll continue reading the series.