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Book Nook: The Unquiet Dead, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

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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.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.