The Real Sherlock Holmes of Tel Aviv

Israel’s first conference devoted to Hebrew-language detective fiction proved a stark reminder that few fictional private eyes have left a mark on Israeli literature — although one has come close.

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David Tidhar with the 'Encyclopedia of the Founders and Builders of Israel.'
David Tidhar with the 'Encyclopedia of the Founders and Builders of Israel.'Credit: Reproduction by Moti Milrod
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David Tidhar in Jerusalem.Credit: Yitzhak Ben-Dor / Reproduction by Moti Milrod
Bezalel Tidhar, son of David Tidhar, who established his 'private eye' bureau in Tel Aviv in 1925. Credit: Moti Milrod

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