Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red
Rabbi David Small has been offered a part time position at a local college teaching a class on the Jewish faith. It meets three times a week, and doesn't interfere with his normal rabbinical duties to his congregation.
It is the early 1970's, and American colleges are full of student unrest. Windemere College is no different. A few months earlier, a bomb had gone off. They have a number of radical groups on campus. It is the age of free love and visibly bucking any existing institution.
Another bomb explodes on campus. The Acting Dean of the English College is killed when a statue falls off the shelf and hits his head during the reverberations. Rabbi Small was the last person to see him alive. When the investigation shows that the Dean died before the bomb blast, the police start looking closely at the different professors at the College.
The story line of Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red is dated because of the setting (the book was published in the 70's). Thirty years later, it gives the reader a good insight into the feelings and ideas of the time. Yet the mystery is well crafted and keeps the reader guessing. The characters are a bit flat, but enjoyable. I recommend this one.
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