Books by Batya Gur

Batya Gur was born in 1947 in Tel Aviv. We do not know much about her, other than that she was a student of literature. Ms. Gur worked first as a teacher, then became a journatlist. Evidently she took the advice of a psychoanalyst connected somehow with t


MURDER IN JERUSALEM by Batya Gur
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Gur's swan song is overwrought and overplotted, but it gives a uniquely Israeli take on the paradox of the sacred and profane in the Holy Land."
Gur probes the Byzantine world of Israeli broadcasting in this posthumous tale of sex, lies and murder. Read full book review >
BETHLEHEM ROAD MURDER by Batya Gur
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 17, 2004

"Gur hasn't outgrown the usual blemishes of this series (Murder Duet, 2003, etc.): thin plotting, shaky prose, characterization that too often echoes soap opera. Even so, her Jerusalem still fascinates."
In Gur's Jerusalem, some Jews hate Jews more than they do Arabs. Read full book review >
MURDER DUET by Batya Gur
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"He isn't gaining on them."
What on earth would those hard-boiled cops in the 87th Precinct make of Jerusalem's soft-boiled Chief Supt. Read full book review >
MURDER ON A KIBBUTZ by Batya Gur
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"You can learn a lot from Gur about kibbutzim, but not why the kibbutzniks aren't constantly killing each other off."
``Anyone who has never lived on a kibbutz doesn't understand the first thing about it,'' widowed teacher Dvorka Harel tells Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon (Literary Murder, 1993, etc.) when he arrives at a kibbutz in the northern Negev to investigate the death of her daughter-in-law, kibbutz internal secretary Osnat Harel—who didn't die of pneumonia or of an allergic reaction to penicillin, but of the lethal insecticide parathion. Read full book review >
LITERARY MURDER by Batya Gur
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"But the characters' finely detailed moral intrigues pay off in the end."
An oppressive spring khamsin hangs over Jerusalem as Inspector Michael Ohayon (The Saturday Morning Murder, 1991) searches patiently for the link between the bludgeoning murder of Hebrew Language poet- superstar Shaul Tirosh and the scuba-diving ``accident'' of his protÇgÇ Iddo Dudai hours away in Eilat. Read full book review >
THE SATURDAY MORNING MURDER by Batya Gur
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Two sequels, already published in Israel, are bound to follow."
Who shot eminent Jerusalem psychiatrist Eva Neidorf just before she was to deliver a Saturday morning lecture on ``Some Aspects of the Ethical and Forensic Problems Involved in Analytic Treatment''? Read full book review >