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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)
"Khan is a refreshing original, and The Unquiet Dead blazes what one hopes will be a new path guided by the author's keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people. It is these qualities that make this a debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the [mystery] genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting." - The LA Times

Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case. It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995.

If that's true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers. Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death from the Bluffs?

In her spellbinding debut The Unquiet Dead, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.

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