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Author: 2011 Libi Astaire Zahav Press/Targum
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The Ruby Spy Ring: An Ezra Melamed Mystery by 2011 Libi Astaire Zahav Press/Targum



The Ruby Spy Ring book. The It is the winter of 1811. With the excitement of her elder sister's. The Disappearing Dowry, the first book in the Ezra Melamed Mystery Series, won a 2010 Sydney Taylor Notable Book Award. In this second book, acclaimed author Libi Astaire has done it again, painting a vivid picture of Regency England that combines the charm of historical fiction with the intriguing twist of a Jewish mystery. Published 2011 by Zahav Press.

Libi Astaire is an award-winning author who often writes about Jewishhistory. The first book in her acclaimed mystery series about RegencyLondon's Jewish community, The Disappearing Dowry, was named a 2010Sydney Taylor Notable Book. Other volumes in the series are Tempest inthe Tea Room and The Ruby Spy Ring  . Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited. Publisher: Targum (September 14, 2011). Publication Date: September 14, 2011.

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Original publication date. The Ruby Spy Ring It is the winter of 1811. With the excitement of her elder sister's wedding now behind her, a restless Rebecca Lyon is thrilled to visit her dear friend Harriet Franks. But distressing events are about to occur. At a fashionable picture gallery, Mrs. Franks faints while viewing a Rembrandt painting of a groom putting a ruby ring on his bride's finger. Library descriptions. No library descriptions found.

Includes the names: 2011 Libi Astaire Zahav Press/Targum, Zahav Press/Targum Astaire, 2011 Libi. The Ruby Spy Ring 4 copies. Day Trips to Jewish History 4 copies. Terra Incognita 4 copies. Libi Astaire is an author and free lance journalist who lives in Jerusalem.

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Libi Astaire grew up in Kansas, where references to The Wizard of Oz are almost as common as wheat fields, so it was perhaps inevitable that Libi caught the travel bug early on. She made her first trip to England while still in high school, and from the moment she breathed in the musty air of her first medieval castle she felt right at home. Her travels eventually led her to Jerusalem, where she began to write about Jewish history for Mishpacha Magazine, an international weekly based in Israel.

Libi Astaire - bibliography, chronological book list and series. JEWISH REGENCY (EZRA MELAMED) MYSTERY Series: Main Character: Ezra Melamed, Widower, Rich, Benefactor of Jewish Community, Regency London. The Disappearing Dowry ’09. The Ruby Spy Ring ’11.

The Ruby Spy Ring It is the winter of 1811. With the excitement of her elder sister's wedding now behind her, a restless Rebecca Lyon is thrilled to visit her dear friend Harriet Franks. But distressing events are about to occur. At a fashionable picture gallery, Mrs. Franks faints while viewing a Rembrandt painting of a groom putting a ruby ring on his bride's finger. Then a suspicious coded message is found in the Mayfair tailoring establishment of Harriet's father, and Mr. Franks is accused of spying for Napoleon. As Mr. Franks languishes in prison, his distraught wife and daughter seek out Mr. Ezra Melamed, the wealthy widower-turned-sleuth. To his dismay, the one person who could shed light on the matter seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. With only a coded message, the mysterious ruby ring, and a cryptic clue from a Chassidic Rebbe, will Mr. Melamed be able to save Mr. Franks from the hangman's noose? The Disappearing Dowry, the first book in the Ezra Melamed Mystery Series, won a 2010 Sydney Taylor Notable Book Award. In this second book, acclaimed author Libi Astaire has done it again, painting a vivid picture of Regency England that combines the charm of historical fiction with the intriguing twist of a Jewish mystery.
Reviews: 6
Murn
I still like the period represented, and Ezra Melamed. I like his relationship with his friend/co-businessman Powell, and the Baer family. I would have liked to have seen more of these relationships, and how Ezra tried to solve various mysteries to help a member of his community.

I still don't care for Rebecca, the young narrator of the tale. There is no way for her to know anything that goes on during Mr. Melamed's investigations, let alone be privy to dialog between the adults or her knowledge of the street orphans that help Mr. Melamed. Since this is a story told by Rebecca, it bothers me that it makes no sense to have her as narrator.

I also disliked the fact that in this book and the previous one, a letter from a mysterious rabbi arrives that gives a final clue to the situation. This, also, makes no sense to me. There's no way a distant Rabbi would know anything about the case, let alone twice send clues to Mr. Melamed. I feel this is really cheating on the author's part, to get the story finished without having Mr. Melamed actually do the necessary work to solve the mystery with his own resources. That, and the appearance of a character that didn't ring true.

While mildly pleasant, so far the series has some big problems that keep it from really 'wowing' me. An enjoyable enough read, if you can overlook the problems.
Fararala
The twists and turns in this story almost left me dizzy! I could have never guessed the ending. What do a ruby, a secret code & French silk have in common? This is a wonderful family read!
krot
Characters you care about, a unique cultural perspective and an interesting plot. What's not to like?!
Yojin
Very good story, well written and historically interesting to me, personally.
Terr
This was a great book, though I would have liked it to drag on a little longer so I wouldn't finish it so fast!
This book took me all over Regency London. I found the humor amusing, and the plot intriguing. The mystery was resolved in a manner not unlike an Agatha Christie, though it was entirely clean, and some of Christie's books are not.This book is appropriate for all readers.
Haal
This book is like a regency romance a la Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, only without the romance. Instead we have an intriguing mystery and the main characters are Jews who lived in London at that time, with some cameos by Beau Brummel, the Prince Regent, and even Jane herself. This book was well written and lot of fun for me, since I am big-time Jane and Georgette fan!