Murder in Jerusalem : A Michael Ohayon Mystery
Author(s): Batya Gur
The sixth and final novel from beloved and critically-acclaimed Israeli crime novelist Batya Gur—a stunning tale of a beautiful and secretive woman’s murder, set against the politically charged backdrop of the Israeli media
Acclaimed Israeli director Benny Meyuhas’ film production of the heartbreaking work “Iddo and Eynam” promises to be a landmark of Israeli film—until his wife and the films’ set designer Tirzah Rubin is crushed under a set piece, stalling the production indefinitely.
But more shocking is what comes to light in the investigation—that Tirzah’s storybook life wasn’t at all what it seemed, and that her death may have been part of a larger network of social and political unrest. The brooding Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon has spent his career surrounded by horrific crimes, but perhaps none most deeply disturbs him than Tirzah’s murder, its strange connection to Israeli labor disputes and religious corruption shaking him to the core.
The crowning achievement to a magnificent career, this final installment in the Michael Ohayon series is a wonderful parting gift from the incomparable Batya Gur—one last fascinating visit to an always tumtultous land, in the company of a detective the author and her devoted readers have loved so well.
“[A] biting cultural expose”
“Gur’s tremendous literary gifts are on full display in her sixth contemporary Israeli mystery...a sophistication equal to that of P.D. James and other better known authors of psychological crime fiction.
“[U]niquely Israeli take on the paradox of the sacred and profane in the Holy Land.”
“Gur’s novels were insightful, thought provoking and eminently readable…”