Patasana, which was written by Ahmet Ümit who is one of the leading agents of detective novel in today’s Turkish literature, and published in 2000, reflects crime and mankind’s tendency toward crime within detective fiction. The novel which takes its name from Patasana who is Hittite and court's head clerk according to the plot, has a different fiction that is composed of nested rings of case. The first text as a frame, narrates the mysterious events occurring during excavations in an ancient Hittite city near Gaziantep at the end of 1990's. The other text which reflects internal case, displays personal story of head clerk Patasana who lived in the same region at the beginnings of the B.C. 700, around this story also shows destruction process of Hittite city by Assyrians. The novel which focuses on crime/murder and criminal/murderer in both texts, has a seperate place in detective novel literature thanks to its narration which also focuses on the psychology of characters, its effort to reflect human in all aspects around the crime/murder, and its unexpected end. Patasana, is such a novel that while focusing on crime and tendency toward crime, also touchs the geography and community where the crime is committed. In this paper, the fictional world of Patasana is intended to analyse. The introduction part of the paper provides information on the relation between novel and fictional world, the concept of detective novel, its general characteristics and its place in the world and Turkish literature; then, Patasana’s fictional world is analysed in light of this information.

Anahtar Kelimeler
Novel, Fictional World, Fiction, Detective Novel, Ahmet Ümit, Patasana.