Created by Canadian author and historian Allan Levine, Sam Klein is a street tough in turn-of-the-20th Century Winnipeg, Manitoba-a place where life in the "North End" was apparently rough. A Jewish immigrant, Sam Klein becomes a detective accidentally when looking into the death of a Polish girl, a death blamed on a local rabbi, a tale told in the first of the three mysteries, The Blood Libel.
The series continues in two more books: Sins of the Suffragette, and The Bolshevik's Revenge. There are currently three books in the series.
Imagine my pleasant surprise when I recieved the following in my inbox:
Hi Sam,Actually, Allan, thank you. Your letter above made my day. For what it's worth, I plan on acquiring the Sam Klein Mysteries, even though I'm not much of a mystery fan, I'm dead keen on just about anything where Sam Klein makes good. And, judging by the reviews I read on his site, Levine's historical mysteries are quite good, as are his general history offerings.
I happened across your website and The ZehnKatzen Times blog from a few months ago. Maybe we e-mailed already? I got a note from another Sam Klein or was that you? There are actually three novels in the series.
See my website: www.allanlevinebooks.com under historical mysteries for the whole story.
To be honest, my use of your name was coincidental. I wanted to use my grandfather's name Sam Kliman but changed it at the last minute to Klein!
And there you have it.
Once again: Allan Levine's main site: www.allanlevinebooks.com
And his Sam Klein mysteries can be found at: www.allanlevinebooks.com/mystery.html
It's a very well-designed site.
Go, Sam Go!