The Serenity Murders by MehmetMurat Somer

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Oh, no! Burçak Veral—kickboxing transvestite, nightclub owner, Audrey Hepburn lookalike, and amateur sleuth—has finally been invited to strut her stuff on a local television show. But during her appearance, an angry viewer calls in vowing to kill off everyone close to Burçak. Later that night, the show’s host is shot dead. What did Burçak do to infuriate the mystery caller? And in a city as chaotic as Istanbul, where does a girl even begin to look?

Dressed to the nines and ready to fight—or flirt—Burçak sets off on a desperate manhunt in another delicious Turkish Delight adventure.


About MehmetMurat Somer

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MEHMET MURAT SOMER has worked as an engineer, a banker, and a management consultant, as well as a classical music critic and a film and television writer. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.
Published December 24, 2012 by Penguin Books. 271 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Before all the congratulatory calls to Burçak have ended, Süheyl is shot, and immediately, Burçak knows that the threat was a promise.

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Somer's fourth Turkish Delight mystery (after 2009's The Gigolo Murder) starts with transvestite nightclub owner Burçak Veral feeling nervous about appearing on a prestigious TV talk show to discuss transvestism.

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my mood?) and more than a bit too precious (a reader can take only so many references to Burçak's resemblance to Audrey Hepburn or his lust for the former Colt porn star John Pruitt).

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However, Veral is also a kickboxing transvestite and amateur sleuth (because when you’re a transvestite Audrey Hepburn, why not?).

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