Hi Matt, I'm an aussie crime writer ( www.davidwhish-wilson.com ) and will be staying in Jerusalem for about a week in late November (plan to have read your books by then!) Two important questions: 1) can you recommend a good bookshop there? 2) can you recommend a good place to have a beer? Cheers, Dave
Sorry to take so long to respond. It's been a tough year. Too many computer hours at work made me weary of staring into the lighted (I was taught "lit" in 2nd grade) screen. Have a very Happy Moo Year!
Matt, what a charming description of Raanana! I agree that Jane Marple might find it a congenial place -- although with the exception of the occasional gangster hit, it might be a little too placid for her tastes.
My mystery is set in New York City. (I've been in Israel eight years, but I'm still a New Yorker under the skin.) I'm hoping to have it finished by mid- to late summer.
My wife is a nice Jewish girl and I love her beyond words. Of interest: when I try to find a map of Tel Aviv as it existed in 1952 for a neat story concept that I'd like to develop, I've had no luck. Any suggestions?