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  • Bibliography:
    13 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1964
  • Latest Book:
    August 2015
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Full Series List in Order

Rabbi David Small

1 - Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (1964)
2 - Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry (1966)
3 - Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home (Jun-1969)
4 - Monday the Rabbi Took Off (Feb-1972)
5 - Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red (Dec-1973)
6 - Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet (1976)
7 - Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out (Aug-1978)
8 - Someday the Rabbi Will Leave (Mar-1985)
9 - One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross (Mar-1987)
10 - The Day the Rabbi Resigned (Jan-1992)
11 - That Day the Rabbi Left Town (Feb-1996)
Conversations With Rabbi Small (Jul-1981)

Book List in Order: 13 titles

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    First in the New York Timesâ€"bestselling series and winner of the Edgar Award: A new rabbi in a small New England town investigates the murder of a nanny. David Small is the new rabbi in the small Massachusetts town of Barnard’s Crossing. Although...

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    The answer to the prayers of mystery fans everywhere? A Rabbi Small mystery?full of the wit and wisdom, persistence and chuzpah that put the Rabbi on bestseller lists every day of the week! Ever since he made his debut in FRIDAY THE RABBI SLEPT LATE,...

  • As Passover approaches, Rabbi Small contends with infighting, backstabbing, and an actual murder in this New York Times bestseller As Rabbi David Small’s 5-year contract winds down at the synagogue in Barnard’s Crossing, Massachusetts, ...

  • Rabbi David Small is back. The man who can see the third side of any question. This time he's on a private exodus to Israel to soothe his soul. He just wants to soak up the local scene, sit in the park, talk to the kids, go to the synagogue or (here...

  • Murder Doesn't Make the Grade On Tuesday, Rabbi David Small takes a break from the Barnard's Crossing's pulpit to teach a course on Jewish Thought at a small community college. But he soon discovers that all is not idyllic behind the ivy-covered w...

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    Not in a generation has there appeared so unusual a master of detection as Rabbi David Small of Barnard's Crossing, Massachusetts. His complex religious training enables him to see the third side of any question, and he operates on a special brand of...

  • If the murder victim had not been a notorious anti-Semite, Rabbi Small might never have become involved. When several members of his congregation became suspects, Rabbi Small was forced to match wits with the killer. Here is another lively and eng...

  • As he counsels a woman considering conversion to Judaism, Rabbi Small takes a break from murder mysteries to discuss the mysteries of his religion. In Conversations with Rabbi Small, the rabbi finds himself taking a well-deserved vacation at a J...

  • This time around, Rabbi Small faces one of the toughest cases in his career: political corruption, definitely non-kosher, brewed with a dash of dirty campaign tricks, blackmail, and a possible murder. All the while, Small is also facing millionaire H...

  • On a trip to the Holy Land, Rabbi Small is drawn into a deadly conflict between religious extremists in the New York Timesâ€"bestselling series. Retired millionaire Barney Berkowitz, from the small Massachusetts town of Barnard’s Crossing, invites ...

  • Although his years at Barnard's Crossing have never been dull, Rabbi Small is bored with clerical duties and wants to teach. But before he can say "alma mater;" the rabbi is enlisted by Police Chief Hugh Lanigan, his partner in crime solving, to set ...

  • The rabbi looks into a professor’s death, in the New York Timesâ€"bestselling series that’s “the American equivalent of the British cozy” (Booklist). Retired from his job at the synagogue in Barnard’s Crossing, Massachusetts, Rabbi Small no...

  • From the New York Timesâ€"bestselling author of the Rabbi Small Mysteries: Eight tales about a witty, crime-solving college professor. Before creating the widely popular Jewish sleuth Rabbi Small, Harry Kemelman authored a series of short stories fea...

Award-Winning Books by Harry Kemelman

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
1965 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- First Novel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Harry Kemelman has published 13 books.

Harry Kemelman does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Nine Mile Walk, was published in August 2015.

The first book by Harry Kemelman, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, was published in January 1964.

Yes. Harry Kemelman has 1 series.