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.
An enchanting story, an excellent piece of work.
A passionate detective novel, set in a vulnerable society. It is a story that catches your breath.
Cynical, funny, suspenseful.
Partial English translation available (for publishers only)
|Author’s Last Name|| ||Lapid|
|Author's First Name|| ||Shulamit|
|Language(s)|| ||German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese|
|Publisher (Hebrew)|| ||Keter|
|Year of Publication (Hebrew)|| ||1991|
|No. Pages|| ||227 pp.|
|Book title - Hebrew (phonetic)|| ||Pitayon|
|Representation|| ||Represented by ITHL|
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