October 15th 2013

Holy Smoke. A Jerusalem Mystery. Frederick Ramsey.

English: The Holy of Holies; illustration from...

Holy Smoke. A Jerusalem Mystery. Frederick Ramsey. 2013. ISBN 9781615954285.   A body has been found in the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle in Jerusalem at the time that Jesus was preaching nearby. The murder is finally solved by Jewish Rabbi and  a  Greek doctor. Call this an early Sherlock and Dr Watson. The book is a delightful insight into daily life in Jerusalem at the time. The interplay of nationalities, doctrines and the ruling elite is fascinating. A concise and quick read, the author does a good job of holding your interest.

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