Happy Birthday, Turk!
Kayankaya Thriller #1
Translated by Anselm Hollo
Part of Melville International Crime
“Kemal Kayankaya is the ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
When a Turkish laborer is stabbed to death in Frankfurt’s red light district, the local police see no need to work over-time. But wisecracking private detective Kemel Kayankaya, a Turkish immigrant himself, smells a rat. The dead man wasn’t the ind of guy who spent time with prostitutes. What gives?
The deeper he digs, the more Kayankaya finds that the victim was a good guy, a poor immigrant just trying to look out for his family. So who wanted him dead, and why? On the way to finding out, Kayankaya has run-ins with prostitutes and drug addicts, gets beaten up by anonymous thugs, survives a gas attack, and suffers several close encounters with a Fiat.
And then there’s the police cover-up he stumbles upon…