2016 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
by Sheyna Galyan
When Rabbi Batya Zahav first suspects she’s the victim of an anti-Jewish stalker, she enlists the help of her colleague, Rabbi David Cohen. Soon her husband Arik, an Israeli-born Minneapolis cop, is also on the case. As the stalker’s anonymous persecution increases in violent intensity, it falls to David to identify the stalker before someone gets hurt, and before the stalker carries out the latest chilling threat.
Sheyna Galyan is the author of the Rabbi David Cohen suspense series set in Minneapolis. Her newest book, Strength to Stand (Yotzeret Publishing, 2015), was released in September 2015. Sheyna’s most recent short story “Matzah Ball Murder” is included in the mystery anthology Cooked to Death (Nodin Press, 2016), and her essays and articles have appeared in TCJewfolk, American Jewish World, St. Paul Voice, and various other publications. With advanced degrees in psychology and education, she has worked as a counselor, consultant, lecturer, journalist, and Jewish educator. She graduated in 2012 from the St. Paul Citizen’s Police Academy and now attempts to get her law enforcement fix from writing suspense novels. Fascinated by the intersection of tradition and technology, her favorite questions are “Why?” and “Why not?” Sheyna is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America.
She frequently writes on Facebook at facebook.com/officialsheynagalyan, on Twitter at twitter.com/sheynagalyan, and on her blog at BooksAndBeliefs.blogspot.com. You can also visit her website at sheynagalyan.com.