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The Unquiet Dead

(2015)
(The first book in the Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel
Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour

'Powerful' - Guardian'Outstanding' - New York Times'Gripping' - Associated Press

One man is dead.

But thousands were his victims.

Can a single murder avenge that of many?

Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto: the body of Christopher Drayton is found at the foot of the cliffs. Muslim Detective Esa Khattak, head of the Community Policing Unit, and his partner Rachel Getty are called in to investigate. As the secrets of Drayton's role in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide of Bosnian Muslims surface, the harrowing significance of his death makes it difficult to remain objective. In a community haunted by the atrocities of war, anyone could be a suspect. And when the victim is a man with so many deaths to his name, could it be that justice has at long last been served?

In this important debut novel, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a compelling and provocative mystery exploring the complexities of identity, loss, and redemption.

Winner of the Barry Award, Arthur Ellis Award, and Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Novel

'A debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting' - LA Times

'Khan's device of inserting descriptions of events during the massacre, drawn from evidence given by survivors to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is effective in recreating its horrors [...] The emotional tsunami always created by the description of those horrific few days, in which the Bosnian Serb Army committed genocide while the European peacekeepers looked on, is as strong as in anything I have read about Srebrenica, in fiction or non-fiction...' - Peter Murphy, creator of the Ben Schroeder series and former counsel at the ICTY

'Compelling and challenging, this is a beautifully written and powerful story of inhumanity and justice' - Leigh Russell, bestselling author of the DI Geraldine Steel series

'A tale of rich complexity... intricately woven, delicately revealed' - Luke McCallin, author of The Ashes of Berlin

Sequel available now: The Language of Secrets

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unquiet Dead
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
ISBN: 1-4104-7872-6 / 978-1-4104-7872-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unquiet Dead: A Novel (Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Novels)
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
ISBN: 1-250-05511-3 / 978-1-250-05511-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unquiet Dead (Book 1): Detective Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty Mysteries
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
ISBN: 1-84344-944-7 / 978-1-84344-944-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Unquiet Dead: A Novel (Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Novels)
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
ISBN: 1-250-05518-0 / 978-1-250-05518-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unquiet Dead: Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak, Book 1
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Unquiet Dead: Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak, Book 1
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unquiet Dead (Detective Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty Mysteries)
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unquiet Dead: A Novel (Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Novels)
Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA