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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.

Chinese, French, German, Italilan, Japanese
Title Bait
Writer's Last Name Lapid
Writer's First Name Shulamit
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
No. Pages 227pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Pitayon
  • “ A rarity that tells us a lot about contemporary Israeli society. ”

  • “ 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. ”