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Book Nook: The Unquiet Dead, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Apr 16, 2015

Here's another debut crime novel on the Minotaur imprint by a promising young author. Ausma Zehanat Khan has set her story in the Canadian city of Toronto. This is a story the author felt compelled to tell. The novel opens with a mysterious death. A man has died after falling off of a cliff one dark night. It looks like it was an accident. We know better, don't we?

Detective Rachel Getty begins her investigation and as she tries to decipher the clues she starts to suspect that the dead man might have been involved in the perpetration of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. The author is an attorney who specialized in the investigation of war crimes in the Balkans. As you'll hear in this interview this was a story that really had to be told. And this is also another sparkling crime novel debut.