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The Fifth Servant

By Kenneth Wishnia

The Fifth Servant
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2010,
    400 pages.

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  • Lesley F. (San Diego, CA)


    Historical Mystery
    The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia is all it purports to be: an intelligent mystery, an entertaining story, a fascinating history, and a great lesson in Talmudic thought and linguistics. It is one of those books that keeps me up all night, crying, "Just one more chapter." I would recommend it to all who love a mystery such as Dick Francis's Proof and Alex Haley's Money that teach a subject while you solve the crime! There is a glossary - wish it had pronunciation key as well.
  • Portia A. (Mount Laurel, NJ)


    A Taste of History and Mystery
    I started this book with some trepidation because the time (16th Century) and the place (Prague) were not good times to be a Jew. I soon found myself immersed in the excellent writing and I found the book to be a good choice.
    Though it isn't a happy story, it is one worth reading.
  • Lorraine R. (Southampton, New York)


    The Fifth Servant
    This novel, set in the middle ages, was a mystery whose background was the mindless persecution of Jews in the city of Prague. I don't think it will have a wide appeal because of the topic. It portrays life in a ghetto and the hypocrisy of rules that governed Jews. Cleverly written with excellent research.
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