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The Number One Ladies' Detective Agencymeets Pedro Almodovar in this outrageous new series featuring an ultraglamorous sleuth

Bestsellers in Mehmet Murat Somer's home country of Turkey and set to take the world by storm, the arrival of the Hop-Çiki-Yaya mysteries is cause for excitement (and lip gloss!) here in the United States. A male computer technician by day and a transvestite hostess of Istanbul's most notorious nightclub by night, the unnamed heroine of The Kiss Murder is the most charming and hilarious sleuth to debut in recent memory. When Buse, one of the "girls"at her club, fears someone is after private letters from a former lover, she comes to her boss for help. The next day Buse is dead and our girl must find the murderers before they find her. Fortunately, she is well armed with beauty, wit, the wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, and expert Thai kickboxing skills. With a page-turning plot and an irresistibly charming protagonist, The Kiss Murder is sure to attract mystery lovers and nightlife mavens alike.

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"Istanbul provides an intriguing backdrop for Somer's highly entertaining and occasionally over-the-top tale, the first in a six-volume series to be made available in the U.S., in which a namelesstransvestite nightclub owner turns detective after the murder of one of the club's drag queens, a crime linked to a blackmail scheme involving letters and photos received from a powerful and conservative businessman. While the club's performers fear their secret lives being made public and are outcasts to their families, the protagonist, who by night dresses like 'that boyish beauty' Audrey Hepburn, fears no one. When the blackmailers target the nightclub owner, she turns for help to contacts in the gay and transvestite community, plus a gossipy bouncer and an adoring cab driver who fancies himself 'the Istanbul version of Brad Pitt.' Melding broad humor with a sensitive look at gay life in Turkey, Somer has fashioned a complex protagonist who's likable, intelligent, arrogant and, above all, a survivor." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A male computer technician by day and a transvestite hostess of Istanbul's most notorious nightclub by night, the unnamed hero of "The Kiss Murder" is the most charming and hilarious sleuth to debut in recent memory.

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Oh, no! Burçak Veral—kickboxing transvestite, nightclub owner, Audrey Hepburn lookalike, and amateur sleuth—has finally been invited to strut her stuff on a local television show. But during her appearance, an angry viewer calls in vowing to kill off everyone close to Burçak. Later that night, the show’s host is shot dead. What did Burçak do to infuriate the mystery caller? And in a city as chaotic as Istanbul, where does a girl even begin to look?

Dressed to the nines and ready to fight—or flirt—Burçak sets off on a desperate manhunt in another delicious Turkish Delight adventure.

About the Author

Mehmet Murat Somer worked as an engineer, a banker, and a management consultant before writing the Hop-Çiki- Yaya series.

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Denise Morland, February 18, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
The Kiss Murder is the very over-the-top story of a drag queen who owns a nightclub in Istanbul. One of her "girls" comes to her worried about the secrets she harbors about a top political man. The next day the girl is dead and our heroine is out to discover who killed her and why.
This is an outrageous and fanciful book! If you are looking for an intricate, realistic murder plot this is not the story of you. However, it is entertaining, occasionaly funny, and definately different then anything else you've read. I wasn't crazy about the ambiguous ending, but it did keep me reading all the way to the end.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143114727
Author:
Somer, Mehmet Murat
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Spangler, Amy Marie
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.76x5.06x.66 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Istanbul provides an intriguing backdrop for Somer's highly entertaining and occasionally over-the-top tale, the first in a six-volume series to be made available in the U.S., in which a namelesstransvestite nightclub owner turns detective after the murder of one of the club's drag queens, a crime linked to a blackmail scheme involving letters and photos received from a powerful and conservative businessman. While the club's performers fear their secret lives being made public and are outcasts to their families, the protagonist, who by night dresses like 'that boyish beauty' Audrey Hepburn, fears no one. When the blackmailers target the nightclub owner, she turns for help to contacts in the gay and transvestite community, plus a gossipy bouncer and an adoring cab driver who fancies himself 'the Istanbul version of Brad Pitt.' Melding broad humor with a sensitive look at gay life in Turkey, Somer has fashioned a complex protagonist who's likable, intelligent, arrogant and, above all, a survivor." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A male computer technician by day and a transvestite hostess of Istanbul's most notorious nightclub by night, the unnamed hero of "The Kiss Murder" is the most charming and hilarious sleuth to debut in recent memory.
"Synopsis" by ,
Oh, no! Burçak Veral—kickboxing transvestite, nightclub owner, Audrey Hepburn lookalike, and amateur sleuth—has finally been invited to strut her stuff on a local television show. But during her appearance, an angry viewer calls in vowing to kill off everyone close to Burçak. Later that night, the show’s host is shot dead. What did Burçak do to infuriate the mystery caller? And in a city as chaotic as Istanbul, where does a girl even begin to look?

Dressed to the nines and ready to fight—or flirt—Burçak sets off on a desperate manhunt in another delicious Turkish Delight adventure.

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