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The Gigolo Murder: A Turkish Delight Mystery Paperback – September 29, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143116290
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143116295
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,661,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Somer's second Turkish Delight mystery to be made available in the U.S. (after 2008's The Kiss Murder) explores Istanbul's gay life and an alternative culture with sharp humor that avoids any hint of campiness. The series' normally feisty heroine, a nameless transvestite nightclub owner who dresses like Audrey Hepburn but also wears men's clothes for her day job, has become too depressed to even bathe as she nurses a broken heart. Dragged to a nightclub by Ponpon, a close friend and drag queen, she falls in lust with Haluk Perkedem, a handsome but married lawyer. When Haluk's brother-in-law is arrested for a well-known gigolo's murder, she and Ponpon plunge into their own investigation, becoming the Holmes and Watson of the transvestite set. A complex web of family honor, the nouveau riche and sexual politics is tailor-made for an amateur sleuth whose double life is anything but simple. (Oct.)
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"* A whip-smart Istanbul crime series - Guardian * Istanbul's Miss Marple - although he prefers leather catsuits to tweed skirts - Daily Telegraph * Murkier than the lighting in any transvestite nightclub. A delightful confection - Time Out" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alex Nichols, author of Shadow Rock on April 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
There is much to admire about "The Gigolo Murder." It has a vivid setting in and around contemporary Istanbul, a colorful protagonist, and some very good writing. How can you resist a book in which the sleuth is both a hacker and a drag queen? I liked it. I would say I wasn't crazy about the resolution, which didn't exactly pack a wallop. I'm also not a huge fan of cozies, in which amateurs solve crimes with the aid of inside sources at the police department. (In this case, the protagonist has a lifelong friendship with a detective, who hands over classified information, etc.) Those minor complaints aside, I did enjoy this book. Also kudos to the book designer. I absolutely love the cover art.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis B. Brown on July 13, 2013
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A delightful read with an original protagonist. I hope Somer writes more of this Turkish series, which is unlike most of the genre.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miss Marple of New York on September 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
This one is a true pageturner and a great laugh at the same time. The best of the same series' other books. I read Prophet and Kiss before and hope to read more and get to know the underground scene of Istanbul nights!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sojourner on August 16, 2013
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The book fascinated me since it dealt with a mystery taking place in a far away land. The story takes place in modern Turkey and is written by a contemporary author. As if that was not unusual enough, the story's milieu is the transvestite, transsexual and gay community in modern Istanbul. I saw more of modern, late twentieth century Istanbul that I bargained for. At times the story is slow. Some characters are well developed, mysteriously enough (pun intended) the murderer is not introduced until the last two pages of the story and the shock of it all is that more than anything else it shows how prevalent antisemitism is in modern Turkey. The author by his choices shows that while his agenda is to shock he is not bothered by the antisemitism that he actively perpetuates it and promotes it. Perhaps you need to do this to sell in Turkey and Europe!
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