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JAKOB ARJOUNI was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1964, the son of acclaimed German playwright Hans Gunter Michelson. He wrote numerous books, including the novels Chez Max and Magic Hoffmann, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award. But it is for his series of five mysteries featuring the Turkish immigrant detective Kemal Kayankaya for which he became best known. Bestsellers throughout Europe and the winner of the German Thriller Prize, they have also been turend into wildly popular movies in his home country. Arjouni died from pancreatic cancer at age forty-eight in January 2013.

ANTHEA BELL is one of the world's most acclaimed translators, best known for her translations of the French Asterix comics and a translator of Stefan Zweig and W.G. Sebald.

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"Spot-on and often beautiful descriptions distinguish the fifth and final Kemal Kayankaya thriller (after Kismet) from Arjouni (1964 — 2013), in which the Turkish-German PI tackles the Frankfurt underworld — as well as the Frankfurt book world. One day, seductive and rich Valerie de Chavannes calls Kemal to her villa with an urgent job: her 16-year-old daughter, Marieke, has gone missing, kidnapped (she believes) by an older man who claims to be a political photographer. At the suspect's apartment, Kemal finds the traumatized Marieke, ties up the girl's captor, and constructs an elaborate blackmail scheme to ensure her safety. This brash tactic will send ripples through the underworld, piquing the fury of criminal kingpin Sheik Hakim. In a separate assignment, Kemal signs up to protect Malik Rashid, a boisterous Moroccan writer in town for the Frankfurt Book Fair whose new novel has caused outrage in the Arab world. With a shoot-first-think-later ethos, Kayankaya blasts his way out of snafus with the same bravado that got him there in the first place. Although Arjouni (the nom de plume of Jakob Bothe) professed to care more about his literary fiction, fans of his crime novels will be grateful that he chose to bring back the ruthless Kayankaya for one last raucous outing before his untimely passing earlier this year. Publishing professionals will relish the author's cockeyed view of the Frankfurt Book Fair and its attendees. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781612192758
Author:
Arjouni, Jakob
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Author:
Bell, Anthea
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Melville International Crime
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.22 x 5.46 x 0.5 in 0.4 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Spot-on and often beautiful descriptions distinguish the fifth and final Kemal Kayankaya thriller (after Kismet) from Arjouni (1964 — 2013), in which the Turkish-German PI tackles the Frankfurt underworld — as well as the Frankfurt book world. One day, seductive and rich Valerie de Chavannes calls Kemal to her villa with an urgent job: her 16-year-old daughter, Marieke, has gone missing, kidnapped (she believes) by an older man who claims to be a political photographer. At the suspect's apartment, Kemal finds the traumatized Marieke, ties up the girl's captor, and constructs an elaborate blackmail scheme to ensure her safety. This brash tactic will send ripples through the underworld, piquing the fury of criminal kingpin Sheik Hakim. In a separate assignment, Kemal signs up to protect Malik Rashid, a boisterous Moroccan writer in town for the Frankfurt Book Fair whose new novel has caused outrage in the Arab world. With a shoot-first-think-later ethos, Kayankaya blasts his way out of snafus with the same bravado that got him there in the first place. Although Arjouni (the nom de plume of Jakob Bothe) professed to care more about his literary fiction, fans of his crime novels will be grateful that he chose to bring back the ruthless Kayankaya for one last raucous outing before his untimely passing earlier this year. Publishing professionals will relish the author's cockeyed view of the Frankfurt Book Fair and its attendees. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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