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4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of fizz and sparkle (but not too good plot-wise), 28 May 2008
This review is from: The Prophet Murders: A HOP-CIKI-YAYA Thriller (Paperback)
On the cover of 'The Prophet Murders' there is a quote from Peter Tatchell saying 'Watch out, here comes the transvestite killer thriller.' How could I resist?!

In Istanbul, transvestites are being murdered in increasingly bizarre ways. Our narrator, a fellow transvestite, decides to find out what is going on using the local grapevine.

I did enjoy this novel, but that had more to do with the characters than the plot. There is a strong cast of characters and the novel is filled with pithy one-liners, whether they come from the mouth of the local women who does home waxing treatments or the chat room heckler known as JIHAD2000. The only downside for me was that the plot was a little flimsy. We don't really learn anything about the murders other than flimsy second-hand accounts and yet our narrator manages to work out who is responsible. There isn't even a twist.

On the whole, this is a good fun novel (with quite a dark scene at the end.) I'm hoping that the promise shown in this novel will reach its full potential in the subsequent books in the series.
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