A Very Un-Kosher Mystery by Jill Yesko

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Thanks to Jill Yesko, author of A Very Un-Kosher Mystery, for stopping by and sharing some background information about her new novel.

A Very Un-Kosher Mysteryby Jill Yesko

Jill Yesko Headshot “Orthodox Jewish make up a large portion of Pikesville’s estimated 100,000 Jews. Pikesville is home to Seven Mile Market—the largest kosher supermarket in the U.S.

On Friday nights, the start of the Jewish Sabbath, the streets are filled with Orthodox men in black suits, many sporting Paul Bunyan beards and wide-brimmed fedoras. Some have payot—curly side burns that hang in front of their ears. Their modestly dressed spouses wear loose-fitting dresses that cover their necks and elbows and reach below their knees. Married women hide their hair under stylish wigs called sheitles.

But not everything is kosher in Pikesville.

Like all insular religious communities—Amish, fundamentalist Mormons, Hari Krishnas— Pikesville’s Orthodox have their secrets. Airing the community’s dirty…

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