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sphere leads back to Chicago to find the answer to the murder in the
second. The third finds Andy married, and together with his wife, in­
vestigating a disappearance at a Rockies ski resort. Filled with adoles­
cent-like humor and references to Jewish ethnicity, the three books
leave a lot to be desired.
L
ewin
, M
ichael
Z.
-A sk the Right Question.
New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
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The Way We Die Now.
New York: Mysterious Press, 1973.
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The Silent Salesman.
New York: Mysterious Press, 1978.
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The Enemies Within.
New York: Berkley, 1979.
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Called By a Panther.
New York: Mysterious Press, 1991.
This Indianapolis Private Investigator (Albert Samson) spends a lot
o f his time meandering around town trying to help the underprivileged
and underclass. His characters are finely drawn and his plots are very
logical. His Jewish mother provides him with warmth, comfort and un­
derstanding.
L
ockridge
, R
ichard
.
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Preach NoMore.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1971.
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Write Murder Down.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1972.
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Or Was He Pushed.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1975.
-A Streak ofLight.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1976.
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The Old Die Young.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1990.
We are introduced to a New York policeman (Nathan Shapiro) and
view the crime-ridden world through his eyes and get one view o f what
anti-Semitism in the police force means. Most o f these novels are quite
dated but a pleasant read, nonetheless.
M
ontecino
, M
arcel
.
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The Cross-Killer.
New York: Pocket Books, 1988.
A raw and often violent look at Los Angeles through the eyes o f a
veteran policeman (Jack Gold). The story is filled with relatives o f his
ex-wife, former lover and his children, all mixed up with a Jewish De­
fense League-like situation.
O
ster
, J
erry
.
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SweetJustice.
New York: Harper and Row, 1985.
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Nowhere Man.
New York: Harper and Row, 1987.
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Club Dead.
New York: Bantam, 1990
Another New York City policeman (Jack Neuman) who is a homi­
cide detective. Not surprisingly aJewish cop married to a non-Jew and
Jack presents a greater interest in the Hispanic culture o f his wife than