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  • : Now You See Me...

    Now You See Me...
    A Molly Blume Mystery
    "One of this year's best mystery novels...an intriguing, engrossing, and even enchanting tale magnificently and beautifully told" - Bookreporter
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    "A gripping tale of deceit, revenge and murder" - Jerusalem Post

    "A well-crafted mystery that is also a powerful exploration of the tragedy of unintended consequences. Krich excels at creating suspense through her characters' struggles and mistakes...a page-turner." -- Library Journal

    "Krich puts a sure finger on the painful spots where ordinary kids' problems turn into murderous melodrama—all at a bargain price." - Kirkus Review

  • : Dream House

    Dream House
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "Tantalizing...engaging" - Booklist

  • : Blues in the Night

    Blues in the Night
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "A sleuth worth her salt" - NY Times Book Review
    "A fresh new presence...Smart, resourceful, and curious--not much escapes her." Sue Grafton

  • : GRAVE ENDINGS

    GRAVE ENDINGS
    Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award
    L.A.Times Bestseller
    "Krich once again expertly mixes Orthodox Jewish faith with crisp, whodunit plotting....An engaging thriller...Krich never misses a beat" (Publishers Weekly)
    Winner of the Calavera Award

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December 28, 2005

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Samuel Adams

I agree with the sentiments expressed above but since previous portrayals of Jews on Law and Order--and there have been many--are more realistic and less offensive, I'm willing to give them a mulligan.

Rochelle

Apparently, not everyone shares my discomfort with this Law & Order episode (see the trackback). I try not to overreact to negative portrayals of Judaism--and Orthodox Judaism, in particular. But because so many people are unfamiliar with Orthodox Jews, I'm concerned when the portrayal of EVERY Jew in an episode is negative. On the other hand, I wasn't offended by Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode which poked fun at Orthodox Judaism (and had some inconsistencies)-- primarily because David's on-show personna offends everyone--a comic version of Archie Bunker.

Sheyna Galyan

I was also horrified by this episode and blogged about it. It really made me wonder about the writers, and how many of them are self-hating Jews versus just ignorant writers who didn't bother to check any of their personifications for accuracy.

I mean, I write fiction too, but I'd much rather do the research and write characters who COULD be real than ones who are grossly inaccurate and offensive.

Sigh.

I meant to introduce myself on something more light and fun, but this episode still bugs me.

All the best to you on your latest release and tour!

Sheyna Galyan
Author of "Destined to Choose: A Rabbi David Cohen Novel"
Blog - http://booksandbeliefs.blogspot.com

Shirley Gans

While I am not an orthodox Jew, I am a Jew.
I am also a fan of Law & Order, or should I perhaps say I was a fan of Law & Order. The episode you commented on gave a totally biased and erroneous vision of Judaism. Every Jewish person portrayed in this episode was a negative character. I found this extremely disturbing and disappointing, not to mention unrealistic.

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