Dror A. Mishani

author of The Missing File and Three  

Dror A. Mishani is a best-selling crime writer and literary scholar, specializing in the history of detective fiction. His internationally acclaimed crime novels were translated to more than 20 languages. 

Dror’s detective series featuring police inspector Avraham Avraham, was first published in Hebrew in 2011. The first novel in the series, “The Missing File”, was shortlisted for the 2013 CWA international dagger award, won the prestigious Martin Beck award (for the best translated crime novel in Sweden), and the Grand Prix du meilleur Polar des lecteurs des Points in France. The second novel, “A Possibility of Violence”, won the prestigious Bernstein Award for Best Hebrew novel (2014). The latest installement in the Avraham series, “Emuna” (Conviction), was published in Hebrew in 2021 and was shortlisted for the Sapir prize (The Israeli Booker).

Mishani’s stand-alone novel, the international bestseller “Three”, was published in Hebrew in 2018, shortlisted for the Sapir prize, the Grand Prix de litterature policiere and the CWA dagger in translation awrard, and won the prestigious Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. It spent more than 20 weeks on the Der Spiegel bestsellers list in Germany. 

Dror’s novels has been adapted to Film and Television several times.

“Tik Needar”, an Israeli TV series based on his novels was released in 2019; “Fleuve Noir”, a French adaptation of his first novel, was released in 2018; and a new American TV Show, based on his novel “The Missing File”, is now in preparation with writer and producer David E. Kelley. “The wisdom of the Crowd”, a crime drama based on Dror’s original idea, was produced in 2018 by CBS.   

Dror lives with his wife and two children in Tel Aviv and teaches creative writing and detective fiction in Tel Aviv University.

What People Say

Dror Mishani writes with profound originality,

Henning Mankell

One of the greatest writers in the genre,

Erik Jensen, Politiken

Dror Mishani is an undeniable heir of Georges Simenon,

Macha Sery, Le Monde

Dror Mishani has reached the world league of crime fiction,

Tobias Gohlis, Die Zeit