Libi Astaire

About me

Libi Astaire is the author of the Ezra Melamed Mystery Series, a historical mystery series about Regency England’s Jewish community. Some of the titles in the series include Tempest in the Tea Room, The Doppelganger’s Dance, and The Disappearing Dowry, which received a Sydney Taylor Notable Book Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries.

She is also very interested in the Crypto-Jews of Spain and has written a few books on the topic, including The Banished Heart, a novel about Shakespeare’s writing of The Merchant of Venice and his possible encounter with Elizabethan England’s Crypto-Jewish community.

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