Harry Kemelman

Harry Kemelman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied English literature at Boston University. In 1931, he obtained a M.A. in English philology from Harvard. He worked as a teacher from 1935 to 1941. From 1942 to 1946 he was an administrator in the U.S. Army. In 1963, he was appointed assistant Professor at the Franklin Technical Institute in Boston. He is the creator of 'David Small', a rabbi and amateur sleuth in Barnard's Crossing, Massachusetts.


Titles and year of publication:  

'David Small' Novels
 1) Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (Edgar Award)  1964
 2) Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry  1966
 3) Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home  1969
 4) Monday the Rabbi Took Off  1972
 5) Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red  1974
 6) Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet  1976
 7) Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out  1978
 8) Someday the Rabbi Will Leave  1985
 9) One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross  1987
10) The Day the Rabbi Resigned  1992
11) That Day the Rabbi Left Town  1996
Other Novels
 1) The Nine Mile Walk (short stories)  1967