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Saturday, January 31, 2009
Contents:


  1. McFetridge, John 1959-
  2. Background information
  3. Detectives Beyond Borders
  4. Dietrich Kalteis: my novels

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To download The toronto series bundle : includes the novels dirty sweet, everybody knows this is nowhere, and swap book in PDF or EPUB format to your phone, tablet or laptop click on the button available on the site. Download PDF. Download Epub. Read online. Dirty Sweet is a fast - paced crime story that follows each character to a surprising end. Maybe it's his new partner, Ojibwa native Detective Armstrong.

In civilian life I'm a copy editor in Philadelphia. When not reading crime fiction, I like to read history. When doing neither, I like to travel. When doing none of the above, I like listening to music or playing it, the latter rarely and badly. Click here to find an independent bookstore near you.

View my complete profile. Saturday, January 31, More Somer breeze. Fiction and real life. He talks about the difficulties of his previous career as a journalist in the Middle East, moving back and forth between two societies: "Each of them, when you're among them, is very convincing. As a journalist, I feel like you visit, but as a novelist you have to live with someone. Your novel has to take people inside the society. Read my interview with Rees here. Belfast's and Bateman's little shop of crime. An interview with Mehmet Murat Somer.

Imagine a crime series written by a management consultant trained as an engineer. Somer's hero manages a transvestite club in Istanbul by night and works as a computer security consultant by day.

He or she is also an expert in aikido and Thai kick-boxing. Somer, both a canny businessman and angry over media and entertainment depictions of transgendered people, says: "A transvestite detective was a marketing niche. The Prophet Murders had appeared earlier in the United Kingdom. Somer has published six novels in the series in Turkish along with an additional book featuring some of the series' minor characters.

He also offers a brief lesson in Turkish etiquette. Mehmet Murat Somer: Well, thank you, but that "effendi" addressing sounds a bit out of fashion, left in the 's. Now only janitors are called "effendi. Are your characters part of that same tradition? If so, how far back does the tradition go in Turkey? What role do transvestites occupy in Turkish culture?

MMS: A lot!!! And still, the star status in the music industry is occupied by a transsexual, Ms. Is this a translation of the Turkish title?

McFetridge, John 1959-

What is the reaction among Muslims to a title such as that? MMS: Yes, the title is translated correctly. Although there were some fears before publication, nothing happened. They just raved about the book, possibly because my Turkish publisher was a prestigious one like Penguin here.

Background information

It acted like a protective shield. Have village mysteries by authors such as Agatha Christie influenced your work? What crime fiction have you read and enjoyed? Which crime writers, if any, do you feel produce work similar in spirit to yours? My Gigolo Murder is a kind of ode to her style. My all-time favorite is Patricia Highsmith. Also my compatriot Perihan Magden 's Escape. DBB: Why did you choose crime fiction as a vehicle for writing about these characters and their world?

MMS: I like crime fiction. I consider myself a good reader. And I have the idea that crime fiction should and could be also fun, joyful. What reaction has this caused? MMS: Some say there is not enough sex in them. I was even accused of creating very clean, white, puritanical transvestites.

Detectives Beyond Borders

So, the opinion varies. Follow the rest of series; more will come.

Friday, January 30, 2009

DBB: In The Prophet Murders , especially, your protagonist has some harsh things to say about her co-workers' lack of seriousness or intelligence. Is there ever any pressure to show "solidarity," to say only good things about the girls? Or does that pressure come only from politically correct liberal white males like me? MMS: The books, themselves are considered as solidarity pieces. And it is a known fact that the transvestites working in Istanbul night life are not the front-runners of intellectuals.

DBB: You never give your protagonist a name, at least not in the two books published so far in English. Why not? MMS: One of the small games I play by myself. With each and every book of the series, I reveal another part of life of my protagonist. MMS: I love that!!! And I believe it defines what I meant. Into what other languages has your work been translated? MMS: I got all the good critics. Thanks indeed. Enjoy life Better with my books. Swede talking. The David Goodis memorial. Class distinctions. It reeks of the lower classes. The sort who imagine romance can only end in marriage.

Detectives Beyond Borders is Dunne deal for McFetridge. Publisher is Thomas Dunne Books. Here's an early version of the cover, and here's the Detectives Beyond Borders interview with the author. John's a nice guy and a hell of a writer.

Possibly his only flaw is that as a self-created fictional character , he seems content to let the other guy do the dirty work. History lessons.

Dietrich Kalteis: my novels

I enjoy fretting about possible tension in historical crime fiction between the history and the mystery. When should an author tell, and when should he teach?

And, when relating the history of a setting unfamiliar to readers, should an author try to conceal his or her didactic intentions? Jason Goodwin wades into the historical fray, fists full of zesty historical facts. And they work as story-telling, too. It helps that the city, a bridge between Europe and Asia, a jewel of art, a focus of commerce and intrigue for many centuries, a seat of the classical, then the Byzantine, then the Muslim world, was full of people from elsewhere — people who might well be eager for any scrap of information they needed to understand the complicated city in which they were trying to make their way.

As Grigor has once explained, Byzantine iconography represented angels as eunuchs. Angels stood on the threshold between men and God; eunuchs between men — and women. Both were intermediaries, dedicated to serve. You've heard of the Vikings, surely? They scuffed Europe into what we call the Dark Ages. Most notable product, after widows: Russia.

Now he shook his head. Or is it a Polish joke? The Vikings didn't just sail across oceans. They used the Baltic rivers, too.