The Pera Palas hotel in Istanbul, Turkey plays host to the Agatha Christie Writers’ Congress when real life imitates fiction. The bodies of the Prime Minister and his occasional mistress are found dead in one of the hotel’s locked rooms surrounded by bodyguards. Seemingly, no one could get in or out, and yet…
Inspector Sinan Kaya is convinced that foreign agents are culpable, and that the murders are linked to the recent spate of killings of Turkish government officials.
Within this complicated, crime riddled city, Sinan Kaya’s moral compass never falters. Not concerned with threats of dismissal from the force, he cuts his own path through the investigation, determined to uncover the truth.
An Oriental Murder is a tale of espionage and murder set against the backdrop of beautiful Istanbul, the ancient city where east and west meet.
Author Bio – Jane is a storyteller, writer, traveller and educator. Having lived and worked for over thirty years in Turkey, Jane has amassed a breadth of experiences that have led to the writing of the Sinan Kaya series of novels. Of course all characters and events are fictitious!
Fluent in both English and Turkish, Jane writes in both languages and has had a range of articles published in Turkish periodicals and magazines alongside British newspapers.
Jane now divides her time between rainy Devon and sunny Turkey,
Social Media Links – https://twitter.com/JaneJanebastin
My Review An Oriental Murder
by Jane Bastin
#Agathafans will love the start and the concept!
The way this book started with the conference the awful mother the child with so many husbands and the sexy Sinan... rocked. Not forgetting the "needle."
The twist at the end and coming back to the Prime Minister was genius. I can't say more on that -but I loved the start and the end of this book.
This was well written but the twist to the end took too long and too many paths. As a fiction fan, Agatha fan, Poirot and Marple fan - I wanted more of the conference aspect with lots of mystery/ fans and less of the detective in love or on a mission.
But not that much! I still really enjoyed this well-written book.