Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine mystery

photo of woman reading Murder Under the Fig Tree

Murder Under the Fig Tree, the second in Kate Raphael’s series of mysteries set in Palestine, lived up to all my criteria for a great mystery.  It was suspenseful and engrossing in the way that I like so much, where I think about the book when I’m not reading it, where I can’t wait to get back to it, where I don’t pay any attention to anything around me when I’m reading, where I wonder what will happen to the characters when the book is over. It is one of a genre that I know of as ‘place mysteries’, when the location is very integral to the story. There is a lot about Palestine and about the israeli occupation, but it is so totally integrated into the story and the mystery, that I found myself learning things almost without knowing it.  Buy it/order it at your local bookstore, or get it at the library. For more info go to


Author: lagai

LAGAI-Queer Insurrection is one of the oldest radical queer liberation groups in the U.S. We publish UltraViolet, a more or less bimonthly newspaper, which is mailed free of charge to over 1500 people, including over 800 prisoners. Our website is

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s