Day: September 26, 2015

Israeli crime Fiction ; judgment and illustration with Dror Mishani


(Dror Mishani, The Missing File, 2011)

By Stewart King, Monash University

Never read an Israeli crime novel? Inspector Avraham Avraham – the protagonist of three novels by Israeli author Dror Mishani – has a theory on why. Israel doesn’t “produce books like those of Agatha Christie, or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” because, he says, “we don’t have crimes like that. We don’t have serial killers; we don’t have kidnappings; and there aren’t many rapists out there attacking women on the streets.” Continue reading