Rochelle Majer Krich (born 1947) is a writer of mystery novels and winner of an Anthony Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award.[1]


Krich was born in Bayreuth, Germany but emigrated to the United States in 1951, moving to Los Angeles in 1960. Her parents were survivors of the Holocaust who met after the war, her father's first wife and daughters having been lost in the camps. She graduated in English from Stern College for Women and met her husband while studying for a master's at UCLA. She is married with six children and taught in an orthodox Jewish high school in Los Angeles for many years.[1]

Her first published novel Where's Mommy Now? won the Anthony Award for best paperback original and was adapted into film in 1995 as Perfect Alibi, starring Teri Garr, Hector Elizondo, and Kathleen Quinlan.[2]

Her first series is set in Los Angeles and concerns Jessie Drake, a divorced homicide detective who has a difficult relationship with her mother and sisters. In the third novel, Angel of Death Jessie unexpectedly discovers that her mother is Jewish and that family members were lost in the holocaust. Her second series features Molly Blume, from an orthodox Jewish family.[1]


Jessie Drake series

Molly Blume series

Other novels


  1. ^ a b c page 136-138, Great Women Mystery Writers, 2nd Ed. by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, 2007, publ. Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33428-5
  2. ^ About Author Rochelle Krich
  3. ^ "Anthony Award Nominees and Winners". Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. Retrieved July 5, 2014.