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Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she’s still uneasy at Khattak’s tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton’s death. Drayton’s apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn’t seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak’s team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case.

It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. If that’s true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions with no easy answers. Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death from the cliff?

In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A spectacular debut. Khan has written a heartbreaking book that stays with you long after you’ve put it down.”

    Reza Aslan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot

  • “Gripping…An intelligent plot and graceful writing make The Unquiet Dead an outstanding debut that is not easily forgotten.”

    Associated Press

  • “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.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Khan has brought every ounce of her intellect and professional experience in working with Muslim refugees to this affecting debut. Her use of certain mystery conventions echoes the masters…Yet for all of the echoes of the greats, Khan is a refreshing original…The author’s keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people…make this a debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Beautiful and powerful.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Compelling and hauntingly powerful…Anyone looking for an intensely memorable mystery should put this book at the top of their list.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “This thought-provoking literary mystery will shock listeners into realizing how little we know about the world we live in…Peter Ganim narrates clearly and dispassionately but with empathy. His pacing and tone are consistently suited to the descriptions of the suffering and travails of ordinary people during the ethnic cleansing and cultural destruction of the Bosnian war…Ganim’s accents seem appropriate to the victims represented and add a grittiness that tears at listeners’ hearts. Khan’s novel is compelling and haunting, as is Ganim’s presentation. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Khan’s stunning debut is a poignant, elegantly written mystery laced with complex characters.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “What a debut! Ausma Khan’s The Unquiet Dead is a stirring mystery with unexpected, complex characters and a story that will keep you flipping pages until the wee hours.”

    Jilliane Hoffman, author of Pretty Little Things

  • Selected for the January 2015 Indie Next List
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Ausma Zehanat Khan is a British-born Canadian living in the United States. A former adjunct professor at American and Canadian universities, she holds a PhD in international human-rights law. Previously the editor in chief of Muslim Girl magazine, she has moved frequently, traveled extensively, and written compulsively.