One Death to Die: A Kayankaya Mystery

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Fromm International Pub., 1997 - Fiction - 183 pages
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Sri Dao, a Thai girl smuggled into Frankfurt for its flourishing sex trade, has vanished without a trace, and her fiance is desperate to find her. Kayankaya, the orphaned son of a Turkish locksmith turned German garbage collector, is as hardboiled as Philip Marlowe, as smart-mouthed as Easy Rawlins. As Kayankaya unravels the mystery of Sri Dao's disappearance, he leads the reader on a breathless chase through the seedy underbelly of a modern metropolis - its world of illegal aliens, corrupt cops, hustlers, and pimps no different from that of the urban jungle in any major US city, its hapless "undocumented" victims subject to the same heartless pattern of greed and hate. And who else but Kayankaya, himself the butt of the racist taunts of his compatriots, would know how to respond to the challenges of trying to survive in the margins of society?

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User Review  - birdsam0610 - LibraryThing

One Man, One Murder was another ebook I was asked to review by the kind folks at Melville House Publishing (the same publishing house that published the excellent Death and the Penguin). This book is ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

You'd think it would be easier to find a missing person if you knew where she was, but that hasn't helped Frankfurt businessman Manuel Weidenbusch, whose imported Thai girlfriend Sri Dao Rakdee was ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Jakob Arjouni is the author of "Idiots," as well as four other Kayankaya novels-"Happy Birthday, Turk; Magic Hoffmann," which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award; "More Beer;" and "One Man, One Murder," which won the German Thriller Prize.

Hollo is renowned poet and translator, who teaches at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

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