Shelly Lowenkopf
Created by Richard Fliegel (1954--)

Although originally a string of novels featuring tough, Jewish cop SHELLY LOWENKOPF whose turf is Allerton Avenue in New Yawk, the series took a turn towards the P.I. side of things when Shelly left the force to become a private eye in A Minyan for the Dead (1993), which was promptly nominated for a Shamus by the Private Eye Writers of America

He's now working for Maxim B. Pfeiffer & Sons, a security firm, and he's doing pretty good, especially considering it was a heart attack that forced him to leave the force. But, like they say, you can took the cop out of the force, but you can't take the cop out of the man. A well-written series, with a touch of quirky humour. Check 'em out!

Richard Fliegel is a novelist, television writer and associate dean at USC College. He lives in Santa Monica, California.



  • Clerical Errors: Tales of Murder and Ministry (2005)...Buy this book
    Collects several of Fliegel's previous mystery novels and short stories, including "Nachman in Uman," "A Midrash on Murder," "Time to Kill," "A Minyan for the Dead," and "The Golem of Bronx Park West."

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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