Ayesha Dean - The Istanbul Intrigue
"Ayesha Dean- The Istanbul Intrigue" is a new preteen novel about an Australian Muslim teenager who travels with her friends to Istanbul and gets caught up in solving an ancient mystery with dangerous consequences. This is diversity fiction for a modern, multicultural, preteen audience...
"Ayesha and her friends Sara and Jess jump at the chance of accompanying Ayesha's uncle on a trip from Australia to Istanbul. But when Ayesha discovers a mysterious note as a result of visiting an old bookshop, their relaxing holiday starts to get a whole lot more complicated! Ayesha finds herself trying to uncover a hundred-year-old Ibn Arabi mystery, while trying to avoid creepy villains, and still making sure that she gets to eat the best doner kebab Istanbul has to offer. It's all in a day's sleuthing when you're Ayesha Dean. Lucky she can count on her best friends to always have her back!"
Melati Lum is a lawyer and former prosecutor of serious crimes, an Australian/Malay/Chinese Muslim mum, and a recent writer of fiction for pre-teens. She has previously worked for the United Nations in the prosecution of war crimes and is very familiar with working with detectives. She also loves travelling and discovering different cultures. This has helped her in writing some of the scenes in the first Ayesha Dean mystery - The Istanbul Intrigue. Melati currently lives in Adelaide, Australia with her family. If you are interested in finding out more about the author please visit www.melatilum.com.au