The novel in which the historical fabric of Istanbul plays a major role, is about a chase full of interesting characters and mysterious clues, and is likely to become  a modern detective story classic for children. Gülsevin Kıral, with her simple language and great narration, tells eleven year old Mustafa’s efforts to solve a case while trying to impress  Elif.


Whole adventure started with a newspaper ad: “Detective Assistant Wanted.” During summer holiday, Mustafa wants to work in the bureau of private detective Ömer Hepçözer –his father’s long time policeman friend. But he immediately finds himself in the middle of trouble. Something strange is happening to the major monuments in Istanbul. Some thieves seem to have incredible plans on… the city itself! 


Gülsevin Kıral

She was born in Eskişehir in 1959. After graduating from Boğaziçi University’s Economy department, she began to work for banking industry. In 2008, her narrative poems named “Evvel Zaman İçinde” and “Ablamı Nereye Kaçırdılar (2016)” won awards and these works turned into a book named When Fleas were Barbers and Camels were Brokers (Berber Pire Tellal Deve) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı. After Posta Kutumdan Sihir Çıktı (2006) she wrote two funny children’s stories close to mystery stories named “Gizli Silahın Formülü Hangi Zarfta?” and “Ağaçlar Yemek Yapar mı?”. These two children’s stories were awarded as 2006 Sulhi Dölek Award winner devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books

2nd edition

Sarımsaklanır mı Kedi?

Gülsevin Kıral
6th edition

Belalı Dörtlü’ye Karşı

Up Against the Troublesome Four
Gülsevin Kıral
7th edition

Umut Sokağı Çocukları

The Hope Street Kids
Gülsevin Kıral
11th edition

Çalınan Kent

Stolen City
Gülsevin Kıral
11th edition

Berber Pire Tellal Deve

When Fleas were Barbers and Camels were Brokers
Gülsevin Kıral
20th edition

Gizli Formül Hangi Zarfta!

In Which Envelope Is The Secret Formula?
Gülsevin Kıral