Monday, October 10, 2011

Author to look out for - Dror Mishani

There was a brief mention in Publishers Lunch (Publisher's Weekly) of a US deal for Dror Mishani's Missing File, the first in a new Israeli series featuring Inspector Abraham Abraham, which I believe will be in translation. More information is behind the paywall but it does seem that the UK rights have been bought, possibly by Picador.

Synopsis taken from the Liepman International Rights Catalogue:
Sixteen-year-old Ofer, who left his home in Holon one morning on his way to school, disappeared without leaving a trace. Police inspector Abraham Abraham, guilt-ridden and determined to find the missing boy, is gradually consumed by the frustrating investigation that takes over his life. It seems that the more he finds out about the boy and his life, the further he gets from the truth. And only one man, Ofer’s older neighbour and private teacher Zeev Avni, has something to tell him. But will the neighbour’s strange story save the investigation before it’s too late?

One to look out for I think...


J.P. Hansen said...

Never read an Israeli mystery -- this sounds very cool. I love the name of the detective, but even more I love the name of the author, "Dror Mishani." Sounds kind of glamorous.

Maxine Clarke said...

I agree, this looks good.