One Man, One Murder

One Man, One Murder Review

“Kemal Kayankaya is the ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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To rescue a kidnapped prostitute, Kemal Kayankaya must face some of Germany’s most depraved and dangerous criminals. Fortunately, some of them are his friends...

Love is never easy—especially when your girlfriend is an illegal Thai prostitute who has been kidnapped (again) by a gang of sex traffickers. Fortunately for the hapless fiancé, wisecracking gumshoe Kemal Kayankaya is on the case. The son of a Turkish garbage collector, he knows a thing or two about living in the ethnic fringes of the ugliest German city of them all: Frankfurt.

Kayankaya plunges into the city’s underbelly, where the police don’t care if you live or die, and the powerful view an illegal alien as just another paycheck. One Man, One Murder populates its pages with unforgettable characters, whip-smart dialogue, and a connoisseur’s collection of grim details. But it is Arjouni’s dead-on description of contemporary Europe’s racial politics, vacuous nationalism, and so- cial injustice that make his novels rise above the rest.

Title:One Man, One Murder
Edition Language:English

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  • Marina Sofia

    Kayankaya has grown up a little, he is more mature and compassionate in this book than in the first two in the series. Although he still navigates the underbelly and casual racism of German society wi...

  • Robert Carraher

    Hard-boiled prose, lean, clean dialogue, hard bitten as Sam Spade, cynically cool as Philip Marlowe. Kemal Kayankaya is a worthy successor to the great noir characters and hard boiled detectives of th...

  • Gozde Turker

    Ana karakter Türk bir dedektifti ve ben bunu kitabı okumaya başlamadan bilmiyordum. Kemal Kayankaya karakteri öyle sevdirdi ki kendini bana! Normalde böylesine ısınabilmem için karaktere uzun ...

  • Kristel

    I have finished this book today, and found it quite okay. Although sometimes a bit detailed, the story was okay, but it lacked some story plot and it ended kind of weird. I still enjoyed reading it th...

  • Sheila Howes

    Not my cup of tea. Read for book group....

  • Victor Vilchiz

    no as good as the previous installments ...

  • Larissa

    Review of Melville House's new crime imprint and the Kayankaya series in particular (including Happy Birthday, Turk!, One Man, One Murder, More Beer, and Kismet) published in The L Magazine. See revie...

  • Sam Still Reading

    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 ...

  • Eric_W

    Racial problems are not just endemic to the United States. Germany, it would appear, has its own problems. Jakob Arjouni is a new German mystery writer who has been variously described as the successo...

  • Ann Tonks

    I must be over hard boiled PIs. Admittedly, this was a chance from the norm - set in Frankfurt with a Turkish/German detective Kemal Kayankaya solving crimes. His character is street-wise dealing with...