Mystery book & video club : Tuesday the rabbi saw red

Aug 29, 2023
6:00 PM | discussion
7:15 PM | dinner

Salmagundi Program Committee

Open to the public
Eventbrite RSVP required
Discussion is FREE to attend
Dinner is paid separately (card only)

About the Event

You are invited to join in the discussion with Salmagundi’s Mystery book & video club in our Wiggins bar. The discussion is led by the book & video club founder Gloria Sampson Knight. Ticketed attendees who would love to join us for an a la carte dinner may make a reservation via our Reservations page and include the message “Mystery Book Club dinner”.

To miss this would be a crime.

About the Mystery Book & Video Club

Since 2013, the Mystery book & video club has met monthly with the exception of June and July. The books discussed are primarily mystery novels. Some memorable authors explored have included Agatha Christie, Lee Child, Louise Penny and Ruth Rendell.

Books are selected based on geographic or historical interest, such as works by author Donna Leon whose crime novels are set in Venice, Italy and Peter Tremayne, Celtic scholar and historian whose focus is 7th century Ireland. We have had new authors discuss their writings including Paul Paradise, who writes about murder, trademark counterfeiting, and product piracy and Radha Vatsal, award winning mystery writer whose books center around a young female reporter in New York City during the 1910’s.

About the Book

Cover of "Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red" by Harry Kemelman has a fractured picture of a bust of a bearded man.

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 all is not idyllic behind the ivy-colored walls. When a bomb goes off in the dean’s office, the peaceful campus mood is shattered and everyone–from professors and students to the indefatigable rabbi himself–is suspected…of murder.

Harry Kemelman (1908-1996), a Boston native, was an American mystery writer and a professor of English.

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