The Unquiet Dead

The Unquiet Dead

A Novel

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and Detective Rachel Getty look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death--which looks like an accident--doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact, he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995"--
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781250055118
Branch Call Number: F KHA NVD
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 24cm


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Feb 24, 2020

The Unquiet Dead presented a chapter of history that I overlooked. A man falls to his death from an English hillside. Was the man pushed or did he commit suicide, or did he accidently slip and fall to his death? Rachel Getty and her boss, Esa Khattak gingerly search for answers in a death possibly connected to the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica. Author Zehanot Khan artfully maneuvers through the persecution of the Muslims in Srebrenica. These unfortunate people were starved, beaten, raped, killed, and imprisoned. Zehanot Khan displays the horror and the beauty of the Muslims. The story also shows the human errors of people such as Christopher Drayton and Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty. Rachel and her family suffer the disappearance of a brother/son and must come to acceptance of his lifestyle. A troubling but uplifting book.

Sep 15, 2019

A great story.

Aug 26, 2019

Tea & Talk Book Club / March 2018

Apr 05, 2019

canadian. 1st of mystery series. excellent reviews

Feb 08, 2019

(The first book in the Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak series)

Oct 20, 2018

A solid introduction to a new series. I will definitely read book two.

JCLCherylMY May 05, 2018

First book in series set in Canada. Highly recommend. Also check out Vicki Delany's Smith and Winters (In the Shadow of the Glacier) and Louise Penny's Three Pines (Still Life) if you like mysteries set in Canada.

JessicaGma Feb 20, 2018

This was a very different story as it was set in Toronto, but also in Bosnia. It's a brilliant matching of a devout Muslim detective with a white female partner, and the story is very current. It's dark, but very compelling.

ArapahoeAlyson Dec 13, 2017

An intriguing present day mystery coupled with a retelling of the horrors of the Bosnian war. I l loved this book for the combination, but the the Bosnian atrocities are painful to read about. I will look for more from this Colorado author.

multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2017

Detectives Esa Khattack and Rachel Getty are called to investigate the death of a rich philanthropist. Did he fall from a cliff or was it murder? And why was he living under an assumed name?
First book in the series.

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