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(The second book in the Kati Hirschel series)
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Praise for the first Kati Hirschel Istanbul mystery:

"The heroine is an offbeat amateur sleuth with a distinctive narrative voice. Fans of such female detectives as Amanda Cross's Kate Fansler and Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher will find a lot to like." - Publishers Weekly

Kati Hirschel, the owner of Istanbul's only mystery bookstore, is fed up. It all started when her lover Selim insisted that she behave like the Turkish wife of a respectable lawyer. Looking demure and making witty small talk were the only requirements. Then her landlord announced an outrageous rent increase on her Istanbul apartment.

She has no desire to move in with Selim. She'd rather learn the art of bribing government officials in order to find a new place. Kati is offered a large apartment with a view over the Bosphorus at a bargain price. Too good to be true until a man is found murdered there and she becomes the police's prime suspect. In her second novel Esmahan Aykol takes us to the alleys and boulevards of cosmopolitan Istanbul, to posh villas and seedy basement flats, to the property agents and lawyers, to Islamist leaders and city officials - in fact everywhere that baksheesh helps move things along.

Esmahan Aykol was born in 1970 in Edirne, Turkey. She lives in Istanbul and Berlin. She has written three Kati Hirschel novels. Baksheesh is the second and has been published in Turkish, German, French, and Italian. The first, Hotel Bosphorus, was published by Bitter Lemon Press in 2011.

Genre: Mystery
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Baksheesh (Kati Hirschel Murder Mysteries)
Author(s): Aykol Esmahan, Ruth Whitehouse
ISBN: 1-908524-04-9 / 978-1-908524-04-1 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Baksheesh (A Kati Hirschel Istanbul Mystery)
Author(s): Esmahan Aykol
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
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