Baksheesh (Kati Hirschel, Book 2) by Esmahan Aykol

By Esmahan Aykol

Kati Hirschel, the landlord of Istanbul's simply secret book place, is bored stiff. it began while her lover Selim insisted that she behave just like the Turkish spouse of a decent attorney. taking a look demure and making witty small speak have been the single requisites. Then her landlord introduced an outrageous hire raise on her Istanbul apartment.

She has no wish to movement in with Selim. She'd particularly research the paintings of bribing executive officers for you to discover a new position. Kati is obtainable a wide condominium with a view over the Bosphorus at a cut price expense. Too reliable to be real till a guy is located murdered there and he or she turns into the police's leading 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 in every single place that baksheesh is helping circulate 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 woman 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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