The Unquiet Dead

The Unquiet Dead

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. His fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation. But when she learns that Drayton may actually have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre, Rachel understands why Khattak is tip-toeing around the case. As Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers.
Publisher: Harpenden, Herts : 2017. No Exit Press,
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781843449447
Branch Call Number: AF KHAN
Characteristics: 351 pages ; 20 cm


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JCLCherylMY May 05, 2018

First book in series set in Canada. Highly recommend. Also check out Vicki Delany's Smith and Winters (In the Shadow of the Glacier) and Louise Penny's Three Pines (Still Life) if you like mysteries set in Canada.

JessicaGma Feb 20, 2018

This was a very different story as it was set in Toronto, but also in Bosnia. It's a brilliant matching of a devout Muslim detective with a white female partner, and the story is very current. It's dark, but very compelling.

ArapahoeAlyson Dec 13, 2017

An intriguing present day mystery coupled with a retelling of the horrors of the Bosnian war. I l loved this book for the combination, but the the Bosnian atrocities are painful to read about. I will look for more from this Colorado author.

multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2017

Detectives Esa Khattack and Rachel Getty are called to investigate the death of a rich philanthropist. Did he fall from a cliff or was it murder? And why was he living under an assumed name?
First book in the series.

Jun 06, 2017

Wonderful book, devastating way to learn more in depth about what happened in Bosnia, especially in 2017 in the USA. Well written, good characters, totally plausible story. Retained mystery. The author had a few glitches in the beginning that any good editor could have caught, but they are minor in view of the plot and its delivery.

Mar 30, 2017

Wonderful debut, a detective mystery set in Canada, that keeps unraveling till the very end. It's focused on the recent Bosnian history, ethnic cleansing of Muslims. Each chapter heading is an emotional historical quote that makes one ponder about Bosnia's and the world's history.

The fictional characters are somewhat stereotypical, yet, they are plentiful, and entertaining enough to make the book a satisfying read. The best character is Rachel, the strong, smart, and determined detective. I gave the book 4 stars for it's historical parts, for learning more about Srebrenica massacre of 1995 and related events, presented through narration of survivors. I look forward to reading more by Khan.

Jul 14, 2016

I learned more about Bosnia and the genocide in Srebrenica from this mystery than from any other source. Can't wait to read the author's second title!

Jul 25, 2015

This book is a must read. It is a mystery that take solace in Canada but has its roots in Bosnia. It is as it says in the back cover comments "[both] gripping and devastating)

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