By Esmahan Aykol
Kati Hirschel, the landlord of Istanbul's basically secret bookshop, is bored to death. it began while her lover Selim insisted that she behave just like the Turkish spouse of a good attorney. having a look demure and making witty small speak have been the single requisites. Then her landlord introduced an outrageous lease elevate on her Istanbul apartment.
She has no wish to flow in with Selim. She'd really examine the paintings of bribing govt officers with a purpose to discover a new position. Kati is on the market a wide condominium with a view over the Bosphorus at a discount fee. Too sturdy to be real until eventually a guy is located murdered there and he or she turns into the police's major suspect. In her moment novel Esmahan Aykol takes us to the alleys and boulevards of cosmopolitan Istanbul, to posh villas and seedy basement apartments, to the valuables brokers and legal professionals, to Islamist leaders and town officials—in truth in every single place that baksheesh is helping circulation issues along.
Praise for the 1st Kati Hirschel Istanbul mystery:
"The heroine is an offbeat novice sleuth with a particular narrative voice. enthusiasts of such lady detectives as Amanda Cross's Kate Fansler and Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher will discover a lot to like."—Publishers Weekly
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Something plumb drastic. I finished eating and went up to the men's lounge. I washed my hands and face at the sink, nodding to the fella that was sittin' on the long leather bench. He wore a classy black-and-white checked suit, high-button shoes with spats and a white derby hat. He gave me a long slow look, letting his eyes linger for a moment on my pistol belt and gun. He didn't smile or say anything. I nodded at the paper he was reading. " I said. " - He grunted, still not saying anything. I sat down on the bench a few feet away from him.
But they got this one old gal that's every bit of twenty-one. And she just won't leave a fella alone! " A streak of spit was trickling down his chin. He brushed it away and stood up, a kind of glassy look in his eyes. "I better be goin'," he said. " "I'll put you on the right road," I said. "But there's something you got to know first. About them two pimps . " "Don't you worry none. " "You won't have to," I said, "because they won't be there. " Ken took a fidgety step toward the door. "If the girls think they ain't there—" "But they 'don't' think that.
He was wild-eyed, heaving for breath. He grabbed me by the shoulders and started shaking me. " he said. " I tried to shake free of him. " "You know what, god-dang it! What I told you to do! " Well, sir, it looked to me like he was pretty excited about something. Might get himself in such a tizzy that he'd keel over with the frantics. So I just pushed him into my office and made him set down at my desk, and I struck a lamp and made him take a big drink of whiskey. And then, when he seemed to be calmed down a little, I asked him just what it was all about.