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Publication Order of Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife Books

Fax Me a Bagel (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Nosh a Matzo Ball (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hold The Cream Cheese, Kill The Lox (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Choir (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Brave Black Women (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

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Kacy and the Space Shuttle Secret (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Westminster Writers Journal: Spring 2020 Edition(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sharon Kahn is a mystery fiction novelist who has previously worked as a freelance writer, attorney, and arbitrator. Earlier on she went to law school at the University of Arizona and graduated from Vassar Colege too.
It was in the mid-1990s when she began writing her novels. Kahn is the wife of a rabbi and hence she decided that she should write about something that she knows.

As such, her very popular Ruby, the “Rabbi’s Wife” series of novels follows Ruby, a widow who was once married to a rabbit in small-town Texas who also happens to be a whizz in computers.
Kahn published “Fax Me a Bagel” her debut novel and the first of the series in 1998 and now has at least eight works to her name with half a dozen in the series.

Outside of her writing, Kahn is a mother with three kids who makes her home in Austin Texas where she pens her novels.

“Fax Me a Bagel” by Sharon Kahn introduces Ruby Rothman as the lead in the novel.

It was only one and a half years ago that she lost her husband in a hit-and-run accident. However, the people in the small town are still looking up to her to be the rabbi’s wife.
Essie Sue often involves her in her events and even tells her where she should sit, what to wear, and what words to use.

Meanwhile, the Temple Search committee is just about ready to settle on the new rabbi, even though the members have yet to agree on who is best.

Sue has appointed herself director of protocol and has been busy campaigning for her candidate who she says is the charismatic rabbi they need for the times.

The man is currently single and Essie believes Ruby would be a great match and tries to match them up. At some point, a patron drops dead while eating at the Hot Bagel, which is owned by one of Ruby’s best friends.
As Sue tries her best in her matchmaking efforts, Ruby needs to find a killer to protect Milt her friend from going down for a murder he did not commit.

When her life comes under great danger and she almost dies, she thinks she may be on the right track. But it is not an easy case by any chance.

Sharon Kahn’s novel “Never Nosh a Matzo Ball” is a work set in the small town of Eternal Texas.

The members of the community will do everything to ensure they continue to grow and thrive. All the Jews in the locality, always support the events and activities sponsored by their synagogue.
Even though Ruby Rothman is not as powerful as she was when her husband the Rabbi was alive, she remains one of the most important people in the congregation.

Essie Sue Margolis her nemesis is a headstrong woman whom even Kevin Kapstein the new rabbi cannot control. Sue is currently leading a fundraising drive to get money for a monument in honor of her daughter who recently died.
She has proposed the congregation sell frozen matzo balls to get money for the monument. A processing plant on a nearby farm will manufacture and package the matzo balls.

However, the Rural and Fit Ranch operates in a hostile and strange manner that scares potential customers. At an impromptu meeting held at the ranch, Rabbi Kevin and Ruby are knocked unconscious and then abandoned in the freezer to die.
Ruby regains consciousness and gets them out begins investigating the homicidal intent of the ranch management.

Sharon Kahn’s “Don’t Cry For Me, Hot Pastrami” is another interesting addition to the “Ruby, the Rabbi’s Wife” series.

Essie Sue Margolis the annoying temple gossip, resident busybody, and fundraising chair is planning a cruise in the Caribbean with Prof. Willie Bob Gonzales and a Jewish sea captain who will be giving a lecture on Caribbean Jews.
From a survey Ruby conducted, she is certain that Kevin Kapstein the new rabbi is becoming less popular with the congregation and the cruise will do nothing for him.

Things get interesting when Willie Bob dies mysteriously before boarding the ship and it comes out that the sea captain is Horatio, who happens to be Essie Sue’s cousin.

As if that was not bad enough, the opening gala features frozen chicken and plastic tablecloths and the boat runs into a severe storm. The only good news is that there is a possibility of Ruby getting into her first romance since the death of her husband.
But she may not have enough time for such things, as she still has to investigate what happened to Willie Bob alongside Nan her mysterious email friend.

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