Happy Birthday, Turk!

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.58 hours)
Product Number: Z100019378
Released: Feb 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792776482
Narrator/s: Ric Jerrom
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Description

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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Author(s): Jakob Arjouni
Series: Kayankaya Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2011

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Author(s): Jakob Arjouni
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Product Number EB00187010
Released: Jan 17, 2014
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Professional reviews

"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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