Lev Raphael (born May 19, 1954) is an American writer of Jewish heritage.[1] He has published work in a variety of genres, including literary fiction, murder mysteries, fantasy, short stories, memoir and non-fiction,[1] and is known for being one of the most prominent LGBT figures in contemporary Jewish American literature.[2] He is one of the first American-Jewish writers to publish fiction about children of Holocaust survivors, beginning to do so in 1978.

Books in order of publication by series:

Novels

  • Winter Eyes (1992)
  • Let’s Get Criminal (1996)
  • The Edith Wharton Murders (1997)
  • The Death of a Constant Lover (1998)
  • Little Miss Evil (2000)
  • Burning Down the House (2001)
  • The German Money (2003)
  • Tropic of Murder (2004)
  • Hot Rocks (2007)
  • Pride and Prejudice: The Jewess and the Gentile (2011)
  • Rosedale in Love (2011)
  • The Vampyre of Gotham (2012)
  • Assault with a Deadly Lie (2014)

Short stories

  • Dancing on Tisha B’Av (1990)
  • Secret Anniversaries of the Heart (2006)

Memoir

  • Journeys & Arrivals (1996)
  • Writing a Jewish Life (2006)
  • My Germany (2009)

Non-fiction

  • Edith Wharton’s Prisoners of Shame (1991)
  • Stick Up For Yourself! (1992, with Gershen Kaufman and Pamela Espeland)
  • Coming Out of Shame (1995, with Gershen Kaufman)
  • Book Lust! (2012)
  • Writer’s Block is Bunk (2012)