The Kiss Murder (Paperback)
December 2008 Indie Next List
“The Kiss Murder is outrageous -- outrageously smart and outrageously funny -- and it features quite a hero(ine): a male computer technician by day and a transvestite hostess of Istanbul's most notorious nightclub by night. With a many layered story and a great sense of the many mysteries of Istanbul, this is one for those who enjoy a taste of the exotic -- an edgy armchair peek at a different culture.”
— Carolyn Chin, Books On First, Dixon, IL
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-Ciki-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.
About the Author
Mehmet Murat Somer was born in Ankara in 1959. After graduating from Middle Eastern University (ODTU) School of Industrial Engineering, he worked for a short time as an engineer, and for an extended period as a banker. Since 1994, he has been a management consultant, conducting corporate seminars on management skills and personal development. Somer has written a number of made-to-order scenarios for feature films and television series, as well as classical music critiques for various newspapers and magazines. He currently lives in Istanbul."
"The Turkish Delight books are fun, they're funny, and they're an unexpectedly poignant glimpse into a world most of us don't know. And they're still good mysteries."
-Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series
"If you're tired of mysteries featuring granny sleuths and ex-cops- turned detectives, you won't find a more refreshing alternative than Mehmet Murat Somer's...Turkish Delight series. Packed with flirtation and humor, this one is not to be missed."