The Man Who Wanted to Know
Called on a stormy day to his first murder scene as the new commander of investigations, Inspector Avraham Avraham is astounded to discover he knows the victim: a middle-aged woman who had been assaulted in the past. His only lead is an eyewitness claiming he saw a policeman going down the building's staircase a few minutes after the murder.
Eager to solve his first murder case, Avrahamurder.Eager ...more
Newly promoted Inspector Avi Avraham hasn't yet developed the hard exterior common of most seasoned cops; he's a kind and compassionate man; a man of principles and for me, a breath of pure mountain air. Of course, he isn't perfect, but you know something? I think you're gonna love him.
It's a stormy night when Avi (now Head of Investigations) of the Israeli Police Force is called to the scene of a ...more
DI Avraham, or Avi, is heading his first murder investigation. T ...more
An original storyline, the main characters are far from the stereotypes in much crime fiction, and the pace rattles along.
I was mildly irritated by the many ‘if only he had done this now’, ‘and this would be the last time they...’, which were like potholes along the way. But a good read for holidays.
הבלש אברהם אברהם חוקר רצח של אישה ששנתיים לפני כן נאנסה. הזירה נקייה מסממנים וקצה החוט היחידי נמסר לבלש משכן שרואה דרך עיינית שוטר שעוזב את הבניין מספר דקות לאחר שעת הרצח המשוערת.
במקביל מסופר סיפורם של קובי ומלי בנגסטון. סיפור מעניין על זוגיות בצל אונס של האישה וקושי של הבעל להשתלב בעולם העבודה.
אהבתי את הדרך של משעני לערב את הקורא בנבכי המחשבות והרגשות של ...more
The scene between Avraham and Ilana is pivotal for the investigation and his own insight. She questions his motives, which really rattles his cage. In turn he realises that she doesn’t really belong on a pedestal.
In fact she agrees with the decisions made by Saban. The conversation shatters this imaginary image he had in his ...more
Crime fiction yes, but Israeli crime fiction? A bit different, certainly. I have only recently discovered this author but am really pleased I have. The books are not as gripping as some crime fiction but they do give a really interesting and insightful portrayal into the police procedures in a different part of the world.
This is a good solid police procedural and there’s a lot to discover about A Avraham, his h ...more
Inspector Avraham Avraham is back in this sequel to the acclaimed thrillers A Possibility of Violence and The Missing File—internationally bestselling author D. A. Mishani's The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything is a hauntingly psychological domestic noir, perfect for fans of Alafair Burke or Liad Shoham.
Called on a stormy night to the scene of his first murder investigation as the new commander of investigations, Inspector Avraham Avraham is shocked to discover that he knows the victim: Leah Y...more
This has been a great series and I wish there were more.
The main protagonist of this story, Avraham, is a stereotypical work-obsessed policeman, who has difficulties maintaining a normal relationship. Despite the attention he pays to his girlfriend, he always seems somewhat detached from life taking place around him. Nothing new there. But this novel is far from formulaic. The only standard thing (apart from the cop) is that there is a murder, but the reason b ...more
The novel follows Avi's first murder investigation as Head of the Investigations Division, the murder of Leah Yeger, a widow in her sixties. Avi feels overwhelmed initially as he immediately recognises Leah as a rape victim he met at the time and then when a witness says he saw a policeman leaving t ...more
His first detective novel, "The missing file", was published in Hebrew in 2011. Translation rights for the novel, the first in a crime series featuring police inspector Avraham Avraham, were sold to more than 10 territories. The American edition of "The missing fi ...more