Dror A. Mishani

is an Israeli crime writer and literary scholar, specializing in the history of detective fiction. 

His detective series, featuring police inspector Avraham Avraham, was first published in Hebrew in 2011 and is translated to more than 15 languages. 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). His latest novel, the stand alone “Three”, has been published in Hebrew in 2018 and then in German, French, English, Italian, Spanish and other languages during 2019 and 2020. It was shortlisted for the Sapir prize (Israeli Booker) and to the Grand Prix de litterature policiere in France. It also spent more than 20 weeks on the Der Spiegel bestsellers list in Germany. 

Dror’s Television and cinematic projects include “Tik Needar”, the Israeli TV series based on the first Avraham novel (Keshset Studios and Kan), and “The wisdom of the Crowd”, a CBS crime drama based on Dror’s original idea.  

Dror lives with his wife and two children in Tel Aviv and teaches 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