By Esmahan Aykol
She has no wish to flow in with Selim. She'd particularly examine the paintings of bribing executive officers with a purpose to discover a new position. Kati is out there a wide condominium with a view over the Bosphorus at a discount rate. Too solid to be precise till a guy is located murdered there and she or he turns into the police's best suspect. In her moment novel Esmahan Aykol takes us to the alleys and boulevards of cosmopolitan Istanbul, to posh villas and seedy basement residences, to the valuables brokers and legal professionals, to Islamist leaders and town officials—in truth all over the place that baksheesh is helping stream issues along.
Praise for the 1st Kati Hirschel Istanbul mystery:
"The heroine is an offbeat novice sleuth with a particular narrative voice. lovers of such girl 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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