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Book Review-Deadline Istanbul-Peggy Hanson

Saturday, June 21, 2014


This is the first in The Elizabeth Darcy Series by Peggy Hanson. This is not only an extremely well written mystery novel set in Turkey--it could also be a travel log on Turkey, it's people, it's sites, it's history and some of the political and religious problems encountered in the country. I could almost visualize the sites, sounds and smells to be found there. I mentioned this book to my Mom who has been to Turkey and I was informed that I better hand it over to her!

Elizabeth Darcy is a jounalist and has been sent to Turkey to fill in for her friend (also a journalist) who has died according to official word-but Elizabeth is sure it is murder and is bound and determined to clear her friends name. She meets many people as the story progresses and honestly I did not know who were the good guys and who the bad or maybe a bit of both until the very end. Does she find out who killed her friend? Read the book--you will be totally surprised! I am definitely going to be reading the other 2 books in this series!!

About the Book: (From the back of the book)

ISBN-10: 1434442365
ISBN-13: 978-1434442369
Wildside Press
Trade paper
October 2013 $14.95

Also available in ebook format

Elizabeth Darcy is in the world's most intriguing city to cover for old friend and fellow correspondent Peter Franklin, found dead in the Bosphorus. She's convinced it wasn't an accident. But uncovering secrets can be a dangerous business. Are spies involved? Criminals? Where does religion become politics, and vice versa? And who are those men following her? Danger stalks her through the ancient streets. Elizabeth will be lucky to return safely to Washington. Fortunately, she has her Jane Austen book and the cat Sultana to hold onto-as long as that comfort lasts. "When journalist Elizabeth Darcy travels to Istanbul to investigate the death of a friend and colleague, she is quickly immersed in a Byzantine world of secrets and deception. Peggy Hanson's evocative description of this city of minarets and sultan's palaces is as vibrant and rich as a multi-colored Turkish carpet." - Ellen Crosby, author of Multiple Exposure "Deadline Istanbul introduces a smart, determined new detective, a newspaper reporter with a can-do spirit and a sense of humor. Istanbul itself, ancient and modern, filled with its own mysteries and contradictions, comes to life in Peggy Hanson's admirable novel.

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About the Author: (From Promo Material)


Peggy Hanson is an author and travel blogger who loves to share her international life with her readers. Peace Corps,Voice of America, teaching of English--all these have played major roles in her life. Growing up in a series of small towns in Colorado, the daughter of a mountain-climbing Congregational minister and teacher, probably helped mold her affinity to nomadism. In her adult life, she's lived for extended periods in Turkey, Yemen, India and Indonesia. Her first two books are mysteries in the Elizabeth Darcy series set in other countries: DEADLINE ISTANBUL and DEADLINE YEMEN. She is currently working on the third in that series, DEADLINE INDONESIA, and is also compiling and editing her great aunt Mary's diaries and letters and pictures from 1888-1920 when she was a missionary teacher and principal in the Balkans. The working title of the diaries is MISS MATTHEWS OF MACEDONIA. It is a story of early feminism and a woman's bravery in the face of war.

In the past, Peggy has contributed travel articles to magazines in India. Recently she has started travel blogging for journeywoman.com and travelgogirl.com. Her most recent blog is entitled THE TURKISH DELIGHTS: Women to Travel With, Women to Love.

When time permits, Peggy leads groups of friends to Turkey. And she travels with her economist husband and with a group of close friends who call themselves The Delights. Read the blog on travelgogirl.com to learn more about that group of amazing women! Peggy lives near Washington D.C. with her husband and two energetic kittens. peggyhansonauthor.com

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25 comments :

Amanda @ Growing Up Madison said...

I love books that totally draws you into the story and this sounds like one of these books. The hardest thing is waiting for the others to be released.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good murder mystery & I especially love on that takes place abroad! Sounds like a great read.

Laurie Floyd - Steals and Deals for Kids said...

This sounds like a great read! I love a good mystery!!

Lalia Frolick said...

I don't think I've ever read anything set in Turkey! There are few things I enjoy more than books that truly paint the entire picture. It creates the most vivid image. Sounds like quite a book! The cover is so dreamy, too. Thank you for sharing.

mymcbooks said...

Interesting city. Great place vacation place

Ella

Uplifting Families said...

This sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing.

Chelsea Olivia said...

I love books with good twists at the end. Sounds like a great read!

Virginia Gudiel said...

Sounds like a great book to read! Will definitely add it to my summer reading list!

HorsingAround InLA said...

This sounds like a great summer read! I love a good murder mystery!

Paula Parker said...

Very interesting. I like it when you travel afar with a book.

Janelle Shank said...

i love that it shows you the travel side of turkey as well. i always love to read what a place is like and be able to picture it. thanks for sharing about this book!

Onica MommyFactor said...

Turkey seems like such an interesting country. Would make for a great mystery setting. Gott check this book out.

Kristal Deane said...

Definitely sounds like an interesting read that can possibly keep me hooked. I also love that the setting is in Turkey. I don't think I've ever read a book that starred in Turkey before. Thanks for the great review! :)

Touristmeetstraveler said...

Great and informative review I may need to read this book during the summer.

becca said...

this one sounds really good. I'm currently in the middle of a good one now.

Heather Jones said...

Oh it looks like a good read. I've always wanted to be a travel blogger! How exciting!!

Ashley R said...

Ohhhh, sounds like a great mystery! Love the traveling aspect of it.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Sounds like a really interesting book! I love to read about different places and people that live in them and their culture! Just the book for me :)

Ckrusch said...

Sounds like a great book! I love reading about new places and other cultures!

Amanda McMahon said...

I think the author's background is so diverse with experience thathe she must tell some great stories.

Rebecca Swenor said...

Mystery books are one of my favorite things to read. Thanks for sharing.

Maddi'sMommy said...

That sounds like a really good read and I love the strong female character.

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

It sounds like the book comes alive when you read it. I love that! Books take us places we will otherwise not experience!

Krystal Butherus said...

sounds like a fascinating read! i will give this one a try!

Jamie F said...

Ohhh a mystery, I would love reading this!

 
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