About the book
Something's gone seriously wrong in Istanbul - a killer is on the loose, and transvestites are being murdered, the modus operandi becoming increasingly bizarre with each death. Our protagonist - fellow transvestite, nightclub owner and glamour puss extraordinaire downs her lipstick and ups the ante in the search for the religious nut. Not an easy task with the pressures of everyday life - investigations have to be slotted in between leg and chest waxes and rotating lovers. Luckily she's the perfect investigator: she knows everyone on the scene, her maitre d' is the biggest gossip in town, her web skills are rivaled only by the most nerdy computer geek and she's very, very persistent. As the killings accelerate, our girl struggles against the odds in her pursuit - after all, everyone knows that running in stilettos and a black leather cat-suit is hell ! Can she end the slaughter without breaking a nail?
This is what we need our Europe to be: sexy, clever and dressed in better clothes than your average Prime Minister's wife. Turkey can only move on from here
M M Somer's novels are hysterically funny and get better each time.
They are as refreshing as cookies and cold lemonade on a summer day. I wish there was a Turkish Almodovar to film all these novels one day.
Watch out, here comes the transvestite killer thriller. An absolutely shocking comedy.
Somer has captured the essence of Istanbul with a tour round its haunts, its sights, its people and its nightlife all in the search for the elusive killer whose murder rate is accelerating... a highly recommended read.