Gail F. Nalven


Gail F. Nalven is a Jewish educator and an alumna of JTS, just like Cantor Shoshana Goldberg. She has directed and taught in Hebrew schools across the denominations, and is the author of the blog Adventures in Tefillah ( She lives in New York City.

Patricia S. Rudden is Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. She has worked as a lay cantor in various settings for nearly two decades. She is an alumna of Hunter College, like the late Myra Bloom and Cantor Goldberg’s mother, and wishes she could grow up to be Cantor Goldberg. She too lives in New York City.

Where to buy in print


Desert Prayer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,750. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
A young boy is abducted by his father and brought to the headquarters of a cult, but with the help of local citizens, his own intelligence, and Cantor Shoshana Goldberg, he lives to see his Bar Mitzvah.
The Kiddush Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,280. Language: American English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A great new mystery series! A great bat mitzvah, a dead grandmother, a rabbi with a family problem, a gathering storm of synagogue politics, and Cantor Shoshana Goldberg would much rather mind her own business but finds herself right in the middle of it. Welcome to the new Cantor Shoshana Goldberg mysteries. The Kiddush Murder is only the beginning! You don't have to be Jewish to love it!

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