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Jewish
Alvin Abram
  • Gabe Garshowitz: Jewish homicide detective, and his beautiful young partner, Iris Forester, a detective constable, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Moe (Moses) Prager: ex-cop private investigator in 1980s New York City
Kyra Davis
  • Sophie Katz: half-Black, half-Jewish mystery writer, in San Francisco, California

Wessel Ebersohn
  • Yudel Gordon: Jewish prison psychologist in Johannesburg, South Africa

G.H. Ephron
  • Dr. Peter Zak: Jewish psychologist in Boston, Massachusetts

Robert L. Fish
  • Schlock Homes: of 211B Bagel Street, a Sherlockian pastiche with a Yiddish perspective, in London, England

Richard Fliegel
  • Shelly Lowenkopf: Jewish police sergeant, later a private investigator, in the Bronx, New York

Steven M. Forman
  • Eddie Perlmutter: tough Jewish former Boston cop in his late 50s, now retired to Boca Raton, Florida

Ed Goldberg
  • Lenny Schneider: hardboiled Jewish private investigator, based in New York City

Arthur D. Goldstein
  • Max Guttman: retired 70-something Jewish tailor, starting in New York City, moving to a senior center in California

Paul Grossman
  • Willi Kraus, a decorated soldier in WWI, and the most celebrated Jewish detective in Weimar Germany

Isidore Haiblum
  • James Shaw: Jewish private investigator in New York City
  • Morris Weiss: Yiddish detective at Weiss and Weiss, in 1950s New York City

S.T. Haymon
  • Ben Jurnet: detective inspector, raised a Unitarian, perhaps of Jewish descent, in Norfolk, England
Michael A. Kahn
  • Rachel Gold: lawyer in Chicago, Illinois, and then St. Louis, Missouri

Sharon Kahn
  • Ruby Rothman: rabbi’s widow in Eternal, Texas

Stuart Kaminsky
  • Abe Lieberman: 60-something Jewish police detective in Chicago, Illinois

Faye Kellerman
  • Rina Lazarus and her husband Peter Decker, LAPD detective, in Los Angeles, California

Harry Kemelman
  • David Small: rabbi sleuth in Barnard’s Crossing, Massachusetts

Rochelle Krich
  • Molly Blume: true-crime writer in Los Angeles, California
  • Jessie Drake: homicide detective in Los Angeles, California

John Lescroart
  • Abe Glitsky: black, Jewish cop in San Francisco, California

Allan Levine
  • Sam Klein: street-wise Jewish immigrant and private investigator, in 1911-1919 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

David Liss
  • Benjamin Weaver: Jewish ex-pugilist hired by gentry to pursue debtor and thieves, in 18th Century London, England

Richard Lockridge
  • Nathan Shapiro: Jewish cop usually working in homicide under Bill Weigand, in New York City

Arthur Lyons
  • Jacob Asch: Jewish-Episcopal ex-reporter private investigator in Los Angeles, California

Harri Nykänen
  • Ariel Kafka: police inspector in the Violent Crime Unit and one of only two Jewish cops in the country, in Helsinki, Finland, by Harri Nykänen
Richard Parrish
  • Joshua Rabb: Jewish lawyer in late 1940s and early 1950s working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and privately, in Tucson, Arizona

Marissa Piesman
  • Nina Fischman: public service lawyer for the elderly in New York City

Dorothy and Sidney Rosen
  • Belle Appleman: Jewish immigrant and garment worker during the Great Depression, in Boston, Massachusetts

Ona Russell
  • Sarah Kaufman: Jewish probate court official in 1920s Toledo, Ohio, later visiting Dayton, Tennessee

Ian Sansom
  • Israel Armstrong: Jewish vegetarian from London, in charge of a mobile library in the village of Tumdrum, Northern Ireland, in the Mobile Library mysteries

Michael Simon
  • Dan Reles: the only Jewish homicide detective in 1980s Austin, Texas

Julie Smith
  • Rebecca Schwartz: Jewish feminist lawyer in San Francisco, California

Frank Tallis
  • Max Liebermann: psychoanalytic detective in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna, Austria

Joseph Telushkin
  • David Winter: rabbi in West Los Angeles, California

Richard Zimler
  • The Sephardic Cycle thrillers with a Portuguese-Jewish theme