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Among the Ruins - (Rachel Getty and ESA Khattak Novels)by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Mystery & Detective

Series Title: Rachel Getty and ESA Khattak Novels

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Book theme: Traditional

Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan

Language: English

Street Date: January 9, 2018
TCIN: 53268582
UPC: 9781250096746
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-8712


Praise for The Language of Secrets

"As much an examination of the complicated social, political and religious aspects of the war against terrorism as it is a crime procedural. It also offers readers an introduction to Arabic poetry and fascinating details about Khattack's and Getty's personal lives. These colorful threads complement the bigger storylines."--The Washington Post

"With its thought-provoking, intelligent plot, The Language of Secrets even surpasses Khan's superb debut, The Unquiet Dead. The Language of Secrets delivers a powerful insight into the Muslim community, exploring those who are peace-loving and proud of their heritage as well as those whose pride transforms into violence....An action-packed police procedural complemented by strong characters with believable motives."--Associated Press

"Part of the search hinges on Khattak's knowledge of Arabic poetry, but this isn't a puzzle mystery; rather it is a novel of character and mores, and an exceptionally fine one...A heartfelt novel for lovers of crime fiction and anyone interested in the complexities of living as a Muslim in the West today."--Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for The Unquiet Dead

"Ausma Zehanat Khan's gripping first novel tackles questions of identity, culture, revenge and war horrors in a strong police procedural...Khan illustrates her powerful storytelling through her well-sculpted characters...An intelligent plot and graceful writing make The Unquiet Dead an outstanding debut that is not easily forgotten."--The New York Times

"Impressive...Khan's talents are evident. This first in what may become a series is a many-faceted gem. It's a sound police procedural, a somber study of loss and redemption and, most of all, a grim effort to make sure that crimes against humanity are not forgotten."--The Washington Post

"The Unquiet Dead blazes what one hopes will be a new path guided by the author's keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people. It is these qualities that make this a debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting."--The LA Times

"This is Canadian-born Khan's first novel and what a debut it is!...Khan knows her subject, knows her hometown, and knows how to keep the suspense building. This is a writer to watch."--The Globe and Mail

"Beautiful and powerful."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Compelling and hauntingly powerful. Readers of international crime fiction will be most drawn to the story, but anyone looking for an intensely memorable mystery should put this book at the top of their list."--Library Journal (starred review, Debut of the Month)

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