Marketing and Public Relations
4-27 Karl Street 
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 
(201) 796-9273

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        September 2006
Contact: Al Kustanowitz
TEL: 201-796-9273 

Religious Zeal Drives Congregant to Murder
New Mystery Novel Puts Rabbi at Center of the Action

Could the relentless pursuit of a religious commitment undertaken in a time of bereavement lead an otherwise upstanding man to kill?

In her new cozy mystery, Murder at the Minyan, Shulamit E. Kustanowitz takes us into a Conservative Jewish congregation in a New Jersey suburb, where a mourner translates the congregation’s difficulty in providing a daily quorum for prayer into a plan for murder. The plot unfolds as the rabbi helps his congregants with life cycle situations and works to unite the different religious strains in the community in a Thanksgiving brotherhood service.

Murder at the Minyan is available now from Infinity Publishing at their web site,, by mail from Buy Books on the Web, 1094 New Dehaven Street, Suite 100, West Conshohocken, PA 19428, or by fax at (610) 941-9959.

It is also available now online from,,, and can be ordered at retail and synagogue Judaica gift shops and wherever books are sold. For more details and a peek at the first chapter, visit the book site,

About the Author: As the daughter of a Conservative rabbi, Shulamit E. Kustanowitz witnessed the joy of happy life cycle events as well as the grief of mourners and their zeal for saying Kaddish. More important, she gained an intimacy with Jewish tradition. As a Modern Orthodox adult, she authored A First Haggadah in 1979 and Henrietta Szold, Israel’s Helping Hand in 1990. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Record (of New Jersey), the Jerusalem Post in Israel and elsewhere. She wrote about Israel for Travel Weekly and the travel industry and was managing editor for New Jersey’s Jewish Standard newspaper.

Book Statistics

Title: Murder at the Minyan
Author: Shulamit E. Kustanowitz
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Issue Month: September 2006
Category: Cozy Mystery
Binding: 210 pages, 5.5” x 8.5” Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $13.95


               Murder at the Minyan will make a great gift for Chanukah or any occasion.
Order it now by clicking here.