Kismet

Kismet

A Kayankaya Mystery

Book - 2010
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"Kemal Kayankaya is the ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes."
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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As a Turkish immigrant raised by Germans, he's regularly subjected to racism in the gritty, working-class city, and getting work isn't easy. So when his friend Romario asks Kayankaya to protect him against thugs demanding protection money from his restaurant business, the down-and-out Kayankaya takes the job.

Except these are no ordinary thugs. They turn out to be battle-hardened Croatian nationalists looking to take over the rackets in Frankfurt, and they do not take kindly to Kayankaya's interference with their plans. But try as he might, Kayankaya just can't seem to stay out of their way ...

What ensues is a brilliant novel about organized crime, immigration, the fallout from the Balkan wars, and the madness of nationalism from one of Europe's finest crime writers.
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, c2010
ISBN: 9781935554233
1935554239
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Arjouni
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea
Alternative Title: Kismet : a Kayankaya thriller

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Pippi_L Mar 15, 2011

This is a solid, hard-boiled detective novel, 4th in a series, but the first to be translated. It is set in Frankfurt, Germany, and the protagonist is of Turkish descent. Thus racism and the struggles of new immigrants underpins the novel and provides an interesting, and realistic portrayal of German society. But this is still a detective story, strong in plot, and moves at a good pace.

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