D. A. Mishani is an Israeli crime writer, editor and literary scholar, specializing in the history of detective fiction.
The Missing File is his first novel and the first in a series featuring the police inspector Avraham Avraham.
From his Q & A with Lars Schafft at Krimi-Couch:
Krimi-Couch: Mr. Mishani, The Missing File is your debut novel. More than once we can read in it that there is no Hebrew crime fiction. But now there is – thanks to your novel. Was it up to you to fix this problem?Learn more about the book and author at D. A. Mishani's website and Facebook page.
Dror Mishani: First, it’s not me who’s saying this sentence, it’s Avi [the protagonist, Inspector Avraham Avraham]. And we know he’s not always right. I think he exaggerates a bit, because there were a few good crime novels in Hebrew (especially Batya Gur’s, of course), but still, just a few. I do hope the Avraham series can be a literary crime series that will contribute something to the genre, in Israel and maybe also in general.
Krimi-Couch: Could you please go into »literary crime series«? What does it mean to you in terms of »literary«?
Dror Mishani: A good question. I think it had to do with the goals of writing. I’m not trying to write a page-turner, I’m trying to write literature, using the detective genre. So for me, a literary crime novel is a novel about crime, but not only about crime (it is also about society, about language, about literature, about...[read on]
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