San Francisco, CA: Book Celebration for Kate Raphael’s “Murder Under the Fig Tree”

October 03, 2017

518 Valencia, San Francisco
(just blocks from 16th & Mission bart)

$5 suggested donation, no one turned away

Kate will talk about her book and take questions – buy a book and she’ll sign it!

The bold heroines of “Murder Under the Bridge” are back, and they’re in trouble.

Hamas has taken power in Palestine, and the Israeli government is rounding up threats. Palestinian policewoman Rania Bakara finds herself thrown in prison, though she has never been part of Hamas. Chloe flies in from San Francisco to free her friend – and rekindle her romance with Tina, a beautiful Palestinian Australian. The only way Rania can get out of jail is by agreeing to investigate the death of a young gay Palestinian in a village near her home.

Once again, Raphael has delivered a powerful, textured, boldly imagined, and brilliantly executed portrait of Palestine &  Israel that is also a wicked pleasure to read!
–Carolina de Robertis, author of “The Invisible Mountain”

“Murder Under the Fig Tree” is a beautifully written and layered novel that takes on the complexities and ambiguities of Palestinian life; it’s also a damn good mystery that convincingly demonstrates a crime novel can be fine literature.
Michael Nava, author of the Henry Rios novels

Kate’s first book, “Murder Under the Bridge,” won the silver medal for mystery from the Independent Publisher’s Book Awards!

Benefit for Middle East Children’s Alliance programs for Palestinian children.

For info contact MECA, 510-548-0542,

Cosponsored by Arab Resource & Organizing Center, more!

More info on Kate’s books at