"excellent look at orthodox Jews within a solid mystery"
She is a woman blessed with great parents and good
friends. Her faith in the Jewish Modern Orthodox religion
sustains her and perhaps that is why Molly Blume is a true
crime writer and a columnist for Crime Sheets for the local
independent papers. One police report catches her interest
concerning Lenore Saunders, who was out in the middle of
night miles from her house wearing only a nightgown.
Molly is so curious that she visits Lenore in the hospital
where she blurts out three names to her: Robbie, the ex-
husband; Max, the two month old son she killed while in a
post partum depression; and Nina, her best friend. Further
investigating leads Mollie to learn that Lenore was
visiting Robbie because she was afraid and wanted to spend
the night. She also called Molly telling her she was
afraid before she hung up and visited Robbie. Molly is
convinced that Lenore was murdered in her hospital room and
she wants to find out who did it, not realizing that by her
actions she is putting herself in danger.
BLUES IN THE NIGHT is an excellent novel that gives readers
a glimpse into the customs and culture of the orthodox
Jew. The mystery is well crafted and exciting but the
protagonist is the star of this work. She is strong-minded
yet flexible and willing to help a person in trouble.
Although she wants to write a book about Lenore, her main
goal is to see justice done.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 4, 2002