Reşat Ekrem KOÇU serailaized the story of Petri the Knife the Monster of Galata. I have not seen this and I am trying to locate clippings or microfilms. There is an abridged version from Istanbul Ansiklopedisi that was the basis of "Costak, the Movie"
Historian, novel and storywriter (b. 1905, İstanbul - d. 7 July 1975). He was a graduate of Bursa High School (1927), İstanbul University, Faculty of Literature (1931). He taught history at İstanbul Kuleli Military High School, Pertevniyal and Vefa High Schools.
He is known for his research in the field of history. His columns and interviews about history were published in journals and reviews. He died before he completed the encyclopedia İstanbul Ansiklopedisi (İstanbul Encyclopedia, 1944-51, 1958-71, 11 volumes).
He was writing in the journal Tercüman before he died. He is buried in Sahrayı Cedit Graveyard. Doğan Publishing House started reprinting his works in 2002.
POETRY: Acı Su (Bitter Water, 1965).
HISTORICAL SHORT STORY-NOVEL: Çocuklar (Children, 1930), Forsa Halil (Forsa Halil, 1962), Haşmetli Yosmalar (Regal Pretty Women, 1963), Erkek Kızlar (Male Girls, 1962), Patrona Halil (Patrona Halil, 1963), Kabakçı Mustafa (Kabakçı Mustafa, 1968), Fatih Sultan Mehmet (Fatih Sultan Mehmet, 1975), Haydut Aşkları (Bandit Loves, 1981), Kızlar Ağası Piçi (The Bastard of The Black Chief Eunuch in the Sultan’s Harem, 2002).
RESEARCH-PAPERS: Eski İstanbul'da Meyhaneler ve Meyhane Köçekleri (Bars and the Bar Dancers in Old İstanbul, 1947), Osmanlı Padişahları (The Ottoman Sultans, 1960), Hatıralar (Memories, with some chapters from Aşçı İbrahim Dede’s periodical and M. A. Akbay, 1960), Dağ Padişahları (Mountain Sultans, rebellions in the Ottoman history, 1962), Yeniçeriler (The Janissary Corps, 1964), Türk Giyim Kuşam ve Süslenme Sözlüğü (Dictionary of Turkish Clothes, Finery and Adornment, 1969), Yangın Var (Fire! - The Firemen of the Old İstanbul, 1981), Tarihte İstanbul Esnafı (İstanbul Tradesmen in History, 2002), Aşk Yolunda İstanbul'da Neler Olmuş (What Happened for Love in İstanbul, 2002), Köşem Sultan (Köşem Sultan, 2002).