Home  \  Authors  \  Authors  \  Shulamit Lapid  \ 

An Eye for An Eye

Shulamit Lapid
Lizzy Badihi, reporter and editor for a local paper in the south of Israel, is blessed with sharp detective skills. In this fifth volume in the series that bears her name, Lizzy is no longer alone; she now has a boyfriend, Ronnie, a young Tel Aviv lawyer who aids her in her investigations. This time around, the young sleuth has a number of mysteries to solve and they are more complex and dangerous than ever before, with blood revenge the motive behind everything. It all begins when Ehud Leon, a wealthy Be'er Sheva contractor, decides to run for mayor. Lizzy's decision to check into his military past leads her to a meeting with professor of Middle East Studies Moshik Bamberg, who served with Leon in the same military unit thirty years before. Moshik tells Lizzy that Leon was involved in drug trafficking when he was young, but he never went to prison. Lizzy meets Moshik's seventeen-year-old daughter, Dina, at the professor's secluded and well protected home. He also meets her boyfriend Effie, a successful pop star who has left his wife Siggy to be with Dina. Lizzy volunteers to drive the two to their home in a nearby town, but the trip turns into a nightmare. Not only do Siggy's violent brothers beat up Lizzy and Effie, but they also attack an elderly man who tried to help the two. When all is said and done, Lizzy finds the dead body of Dina, who has been cruelly raped and murdered. Effie, unable to cope with his grief, is overcome with madness.
As if in an ancient biblical scene, he cuts his lover's body into 12 pieces, intending to forward them to those he thinks are the perpetrators. The two murderers are shot down by an anonymous sniper, but Lizzy is convinced that someone has hired the snipers. Her investigation leads her and Ronnie to Switzerland where Ehud Leon is vacationing with his wife and friends. Has Leon, who has failed to take control of Moshik's land, vindictively given instructions to murder Dina in order to punish her father? Is he responsible for the other killings, including those of the senior police commander? A turn in the investigation leads in a completely new and unexpected direction, focusing on Professor Bamberg and his family. Despite appearances of respectability, they have always made a point of avenging those that have harmed them: An eye for an eye.

Rich, hits-the-spot language...with loads of humor and self-irony. A whale of a good read, you cannot put it down from the minute you begin.
Lapid is a skilled narrator who has no lack of humor.

A wonderful thriller that does not treat the reader’s intelligence with contempt....Undoubtedly one of the best books in the Lizzy Badihi series. 

An Eye for An Eye
Title An Eye for An Eye
Author’s Last Name Lapid
Author's First Name Shulamit
Language(s) German, Polish
Genre suspense
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2000
No. Pages 306 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Pilegesh Ba-Giv’a
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Munich, btb, 2002; Bookclub: Gutenberg, 2012; Munich, Dotbooks, 2016

Polish: Warsaw, Noir sur Blanc, 2003
Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!