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)
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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