When a Turkish laborer is stabbed to death in Frankfurt's red light district, the local police see no need to work overtime. But wisecracking private detective Kemel Kayankaya, a Turkish immigrant himself, smells a rat. The dead man wasn't the kind of guy who spent time with prostitutes. What gives? The deeper he digs, the more Kayankaya finds that the victim was a good guy, a poor immigrant just trying to look out for his family. So who wanted him dead, and why? On the way to finding out, Kayankaya has run-ins with prostitutes and drug addicts, gets beaten up by anonymous thugs, survives a gas attack, and suffers several close encounters with a Fiat. And then there's the police cover-up he stumbles upon...
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by Jakob Arjouni
by Catherine Aird
by David Peace
by Jakob Walter
by Patricia Cornwell
by Ruth Rendell
by M.C. Beaton
by George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane
by Margaret Truman
"Frankfurt, Germany, in the 1970s is not a welcoming place for Turkish immigrants. A Turk murdered in the red-light district does not greatly concern the police. Enter PI Kemal Kayankaya, nicknamed "Turk," who is brash, gutsy, clever, violent, and a great mimic. Narrator Ric Jerrom characterizes Turk with skill as he begins a three-day investigation into the murder. Crooked cops, drug dealers, prostitutes, and frightened immigrants are all distinctly portrayed. Most fascinating is Turk's unconventional approach to detecting. Further, his reliance on a retired German cop creates an unlikely duo. Author Arjouni has written several other mysteries for those who enjoy this caper. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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