“Hysterically funny.”—Time Out Istanbul
“As refreshing as cookies and cold lemonade on a summer day. I wish there was a Turkish Almodovar to film all these novels one day.”—Perihan Magden, author of 2 Girls
The first in a new Turkish detective series. A killer is on the loose in Istanbul and killing transvestites. Our protagonist—fellow transvestite, nightclub owner, and glamour-puss extraordinaire—turns into an investigator in the search for the killer. It’s a tough case—can she end the slaughter without breaking a nail?
Mehmet Murat Somer lives in Istanbul, where he ran a business consultancy before taking up writing full time.
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Mehmet Murat Somer was born in Ankara in 1959. After graduating from university, he worked for a short time as an engineer, and for an extended period as a banker. Since 1994, he has been a management consultant, conducting corporate seminars on management skills and personal development. When not working out in the hammam, he writes thrillers.Review:
This is what we need our Europe to be: sexy, clever and dressed in better clothes than your average Prime Minister's wife. Turkey can only move on from here -- Stella Duffy M M Somer's novels are hysterically funny and get better each time. Time Out - Istanbul They are as refreshing as cookies and cold lemonade on a summer day. I wish there was a Turkish Almodovar to film all these novels one day. -- Perihan Magden, author of 2 Girls Watch out, here comes the transvestite killer thriller. An absolutely shocking comedy. -- Peter Tatchell Somer has captured the essence of Istanbul with a tour round its haunts, its sights, its people and its nightlife all in the search for the elusive killer whose murder rate is accelerating... a highly recommended read. Aesthetica A twilight world of online and real-world extremism that's murkier than the lighting in any transvestite nightclub. A delightful confection Time Out A camp comedic thriller... amusing high-adrenalin romp The Times Istanbul's Miss Marple - although he prefers leather catsuits to tweed skirts Daily Telegraph [A] stylish pulp thriller... The Prophet Murders gives the crime genre a naughty, original facelift -- Tina Jackson Metro Surprising and entertaining... this eye-opener of a crime novel is not to be missed -- Joan Smith Sunday Times Superior mysteries -- Maureen Freely Guardian A whip-smart Istanbul crime series Guardian
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Buchbeschreibung Serpent's Tail, 01.12.2008., 2008. Buchzustand: Gut. 224 Seiten Buch ist durch Druckstellen am Cover etwas verlagert (wellig), kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 412475 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 225 19,6 x 13,0 x 1,8 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 153978