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Hotel Bosphorus

(The first book in the Kati Hirschel series)
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This debut by a young Turkish woman novelist is set in her beloved Istanbul. The heroine, Kati Hirschel, is a foreigner and proud owner of the only mystery bookshop in town. When the director of a film starring an old school friend is found murdered in his hotel room, Kati cannot resist the temptation to start her own maverick investigation. After all, her friend Petra is the police's principal suspect, and reading all those detective novels must have taught Kati something.

This suspenseful tale of murder features a heroine who is funny, feisty and undresses men in her mind more often than she would like. It uses humor, social commentary, and even erotic fantasy to expose Western prejudices about Turkey, as well as Turkish stereotyping of other Europeans.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A wonderful novel about Istanbul. The Turkish way of life, prejudices, men, politics, corruption - Esmahan Aykol writes about all these with a light and humorous touch." - Petros Markaris

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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Hotel Bosphorus (Kati Hirschel Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Esmahan Aykol
ISBN: 1-904738-68-0 / 978-1-904738-68-8 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Hotel Bosphorus (Kati Hirschel Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Esmahan Aykol
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
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