Mehmet Murat Somer

THE GIGOLO MURDER - Mehmet Murat Somer

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Book Title: 
The Gigolo Murder
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Author's Home Country: 
Turkey
ISBN: 
9781846686948
Series: 
Hop-Ciki-Yaya
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Location: 
Istanbul
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - The Gigolo Murder, Mehmet Murat Somer

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THE GIGOLO MURDER is the third Hop-Çiki-Yaya series of books from Turkish author Mehmet Murat Somer.  For anybody who has missed the earlier books this is a series about an unnamed (in the books) computer expert, night-club owning, transvestite.  Not just hilarous, these books give a delicious glimpse into another world.

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THE PROPHET MURDERS - Mehmet Murat Somer

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Book Title: 
The Prophet Murders
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Author's Home Country: 
Turkey
ISBN: 
9781846686337
Series: 
Hop-Ciki-Yaya
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Istanbul
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2008

Currently Reading - The Prophet Murders, Mehmet Murat Somer

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This is the first translated novel in a Turkish series - featuring a Transvestite protagonist - unnamed in this book.

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Something's gone seriously wrong in Istanbul - a killer is on the loose, and transvestites are being murdered, the circumstances becoming increasingly bizarre with each death.  Our protaganist - fellow transvestite, nightclub owner and glamour puss extraordinaire - downs her lipstick and ups the ante in the search for the religious nut.

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