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Bait

Shulamit Lapid
Journalist and freelance sleuth Lizzy Badihi is a feminist heroine with big feet and cheap earrings, who gradually grows from an ugly duckling into a swan. She gets involved in a breathless plot that revolves around a double murder. The thread, unravelled by Interpol, leads to Beersheba, a city in Israel's Southern desert, and to two aged French singers. But what does this have to do with Tami Simon, the daughter of local millionaires who are high-ranking arms and property dealers? It's the winter of 1991, at the height of the Gulf War. Between Scud missile alerts, Lizzy helps to solve a murder while putting herself in hair-raising danger.


A rarity that tells us a lot about contemporary Israeli society.
Liberation

An enchanting story, an excellent piece of work.
Notes Bibliographiques 

A passionate detective novel, set in a vulnerable society. It is a story that catches your breath.
Tribune Juive

Cynical, funny, suspenseful.
Haaretz


Partial English translation available (for publishers only) 


Bait
Title Bait
Author’s Last Name Lapid
Author's First Name Shulamit
Language(s) German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese
Genre suspense
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1991
No. Pages 227 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Pitayon
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

French: Paris, Fayard, 1995; pback: Paris, Livre de Poche, 1999
German: Munich, Goldmann/ Bertelsmann, 1997; 1998; Munich, Dotbooks, 2016
Japanese: Tokyo, Magazine House, 1998
Chinese: Beijing, Qunzhong, forthcoming
Italilan: Milan, Astoria, 2014
 
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