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The Kemal Kayankaya Bundle

Part of Melville International Crime

Arjouni’s dead-on description of contemporary Europe’s racial politics, vacuous nationalism, and social injustice make his novels rise above the rest. Read the series that revolutionized German noir:

Happy Birthday, Turk!
More Beer
One Man, One Murder
Brother Kemal

JAKOB ARJOUNI was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1964, the son of acclaimed German playwright Hans Gunter Michelson. He has written numerous books, including the novel Magic Hoffmann, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award. But it is his series of five mysteries featuring Turkish immigrant detective Kemal Kayankaya—all of which are being published by Melville House— for which he has become best known. Bestsellers throughout Europe and the winner of the German Thriller Prize, they have also been turned into wildly popular movies in his home country. Arjouni now divides his time between Berlin and Languedoc, France.

“A worthy grandson of Marlowe and Spade.” —Der Stern 

“Jakob Arjouni writes the best urban thrillers since Raymond Chandler.” —Tempo 

“Pitch-black noir.” —La Depeche 

“A genuine storyteller who beguiles his readers without the need of tricks.” —L’Unita

“If you like your investigators tough and sassy, Kayankaya is your guide.” —Sunday Times of London
“As winning a noirish gumshoe as has swooped onto the mystery scene in some time.” —Richard Lipez, The Washington Post