Literary Murder (Michael Ohayon Series #2)

Literary Murder (Michael Ohayon Series #2)

by Batya Gur, Batya Goor
     
 

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A shocking double murder at Israel's top academic institution brings Superintendent Michael Ohayon to the scene to probe the nature of creativity and unravel the mystery.  See more details below

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A shocking double murder at Israel's top academic institution brings Superintendent Michael Ohayon to the scene to probe the nature of creativity and unravel the mystery.

Editorial Reviews

Charles Champlin
A star poet at Hebrew University with a history of lechery is beaten to death in his office. Days before, a young disciple of his in the department had drowned while scuba diving, and his death, too, proves to have been murder...the novel is interesting not least with the faculty's hothouse wrangling over matters of creativity and judgement...[with] suprises reserved for the denoument, the book demonstrates that excellent crime fiction is being written in many languages. -- Los Angeles Times
Dan Cryer
Reading Gur one is struck, first, by her obvious command of the genre, and, foremost, by her exemplary psychological insight. She knows how various and complicated anyone can be, as well as how the self can be hidden even from its ostensible owner, how the mask we wear displays or distorts reality. A revealing look behind self-delusion and role-playing. Gur provides pleasure of a very high order indeed....In Literary Murder, intellectual pursuit is portrayed with vigor and grace...it's so evidently central to Batya Gur's pleasure that we can't help making it our own. -- Newsday

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060925482
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
Michael Ohayon Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,440,870
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Batya Gur (1947-2005) lived in Jerusalem, where she was a literary critic for Haaretz, Israel's most prestigious paper. She earned her master's in Hebrew literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she also taught literature for nearly twenty years.

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