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Barbara Nadel



Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services. Born in the East End of London, she now writes full time and has been a visitor to Turkey for over twenty years. She received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for her novel DEADLY WEB, and the Swedish Flintax Prize for historical crime fiction for her first Francis Hancock novel, LAST RIGHTS.
To find out more, follow Barbara on Twitter @BarbaraNadel or visit her website www.barbara-nadel.com

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A Knife to the Heart (Ikmen Mystery 21)

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Incorruptible (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 20)

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INCORRUPTIBLE is the gripping new Istanbul crime thriller starring Inspector Ikmen, 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph), from award-winning author Barbara Nadel. Not to be missed by fans of Donna Leon.In the backstreets of Istanbul, a young woman's body is found. Dumped in a dustbin and covered in cut flowers, she is the victim of a frenzied and vicious stabbing. Inspector Ikmen discovers that the woman was well known in Istanbul. Newspapers had been calling her the blessed woman; cured of cancer in a Christian miracle and a proclaimed messenger of the Virgin Mary. These controversial claims had made her fierce enemies in the predominantly Islamic community and she had unwittingly stirred up divisions amongst the Christians of the city. But as Ikmen digs further into the case he uncovers powerful hatred and dark secrets lurking within her family. And to find the truth he must delve into a toxic world of fear, concealment and lies. The question is: was this a killing in the name of faith or does the answer lie somewhere else?

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The House of Four (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 19)

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On the Bone (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 18)

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Barbara Nadel
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Dead of Night (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 14)

Barbara Nadel
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Barbara Nadel

Inner city murder crosses two continents.Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent approaches them to crack the long-unsolved murder of his son, a quiet trip takes a far more sinister turn. As they delve deeper into the case, the pair find themselves immersed in a terrifying world of inter-gang drug war and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger, and forces Ikmen to confront some demons of his own...(P)2016 Headline Digital

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Land of the Blind (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 17)

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Barbara Nadel

Ancient feuds and new dangers bring death to the streets of Istanbul...Set against the Gezi Park uprising of 2013, Land of the Blind is the seventeenth crime thriller featuring Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehut Suleyman in Istanbul. A perfect read for fans of Jason Goodwin and Martin Walker.'There's no one quite like Nadel... Seamlessly weaving together so many diverse threads is the work of a master with her finger firmly on the city's pulse... Gripping' - Big Issue IstanbulIn the ruins of the Constantinople hippodrome lies a body: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She's recently given birth, but there's no sign of the baby. Inspector Çetin Ikmen discovers she was Ariadne Savva, a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the historic areas of Istanbul that property developer Ahmet Öden seeks to destroy and rebuild.As Ikmen searches for the lost child and the facts behind Ariadne's death, the people of Istanbul rise up in protest against their government in Gezi Park. Amid the chaos, Ikmen and his colleague Mehmet Süleyman must unravel a tale of ancient hostility and modern desires, to find the truth concealed within the secret history of their antique city.What readers are saying about Land of the Blind:'I am always amazed at how Nadel captures the ever-changing climate of the ancient city, which is growing more modern by the day''If you're looking for a masterclass in how to open a thriller, I suggest you read the first two pages of Barbara Nadel's latest book, Land of the Blind. It's the start of a rich and taut mystery, expertly crafted and atmospherically set in the extraordinary city of Istanbul''[Nadel] seems to get right under the skin of the city of Istanbul and the people until you can almost smell the coffee'

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Deadline (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 15)

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Barbara Nadel

When Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Walking in the steps of the great Agatha Christie, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own past.

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Deep Waters (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 4)

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Death by Design (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 12)

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Barbara Nadel

A tale of two cities and one deadly terrorist plot...Barbara Nadel's twelfth crime novel from her Inspector Ikmen series, Death by Design sees Inspector Ikmen tackling a complex case of organised crime in London. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Davis and Martin Walker.'Add Inspector Ikmen and his motley crew to the growing list of outstanding fictional cops plying their trades across all parts of Europe and Asia, which have become hotbeds of police procedural excellence' - BooklistWhen the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them. In the process, Istanbul's Inspector Çetin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in both Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover amongst the Turkish community of North London, although what he uncovers there is certainly not what his British colleagues were expecting...What readers are saying about Death by Design:'A brilliant, thought-provoking plot and one that has stayed in my mind ever since''For an understanding of the mind of the greedy and rapacious, and the fear, anger and hate that provokes and is provoked by terrorist activity, this book provides a marvellous analysis''Barbara Nadel is a favourite because of her well drawn, vivid characters and plots'

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Ashes to Ashes (Francis Hancock Mystery 3)

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Barbara Nadel
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Arabesk (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 3)

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Barbara Nadel

Inspector Ikmen and Inspector Suleyman return in Arabesk, Barbara Nadel's third novel in the gripping Inspector Ikmen series. Perfect for fans of Jason Goodwin and Adrian Magson.'The delight of the Nadel book is the sense of being taken beneath the surface of an ancient city which most visitors see for a few days at most' - Independent When the wife of one of Istanbul's best known popular singers is found dead and his baby daughter missing, the newly promoted Inspector Suleyman, scion of one of Turkey's most aristocratic families, finds himself plunged into the magnificently vulgar, overblown world of Arabesk music, dominated by an ageing star, the monstrous chanteuse, Tansu.What readers are saying about Arabesk:'Written with wit and style, her plotting and characterisation are as sharp and original as ever''A city and its crowded streets and ancient cultures come vividly alive - colours, sounds, smells, heat and dust lifting from the page''Packed to the gills with cultural insights'

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A Noble Killing (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 13)

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When Honour can be deadly...The brilliant thirteenth Istanbul crime novel from Barbara Nadel's Inspector Ikmen Mysteries series delves into the shocking world of honour killing. A Noble Killing will enthral fans of Andrea Camilleri and Colin Cotterill. 'Add Inspector Ikmen and his motley crew to the growing list of outstanding fictional cops plying their trades across all parts of Europe and Asia, which have become hotbeds of police procedural excellence' - Booklist Turkey: the police are called to the scene of what seems to be the honour killing of a young girl. Burnt alive, she is not the first girl to suffer such an horrific death in Istanbul. Further investigations by Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman reveal that the girl had a secret boyfriend who has now disappeared. He and the girl's family are prime suspects, even though forensic evidence is scant. Why does the family, in common with other families of girls immolated in the city, now appear to be broke? There are also links to an infamous local gangster. Religion, organised crime and the lengths some people will go to in order to conform, come together in a tragic story of violence in a divided and changing society. And Mehmet Suleyman is on the verge of making a mistake that could ruin his career...What readers are saying about A Noble Killing:'Nadel writes with warmth, understanding and looks deep into the human soul''An exciting crime story that draws one in from the first page until the end. Impossible to put down''The twists and turns of the case keep you guessing'

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Belshazzar's Daughter (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 1)

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Barbara Nadel

A secret worth killing for... Barbara Nadel introduces Inspector Cetin Ikmen for the first time in her debut novel, Belshazzar's Daughter. Perfect for fans of Jason Goodwin and Donna Leon. 'Exciting, accomplished and original' - Literary Review Leonid Meyer is found murdered in his flat in Balat, Istanbul's decrepit Jewish quarter, a swastika daubed on the wall in the old man's blood. But Inspector Cetin Ikmen is quick to eschew the obvious conclusion that this is a racist attack. The evidence leads Ikmen and his young lieutenant, Suleyman, to two people: Robert Cornelius, a teacher observed outside Meyer's flat shortly after the murder, and a retired businessman, Reinhold Smits, known to have had Nazi sympathies. But another link connects these two: a ninety-year-old Russian émigré, Maria Gulcu, a widow who thinks she possesses a secret worth killing for...What readers are saying about Belshazzar's Daughter:'An engaging, fascinating picture of life in Turkey. Wonderful characters and a deep plot that constantly draws one to read on''An excellent murder mystery set in the twilight world of old aristocracies in modern day Istanbul''An intense psychological drama with an impressive array of characters and colourful descriptions of the less salubrious areas of Istanbul. Nadel successfully evokes the hot sultry atmosphere of modern Turkey'

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Dance with Death (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 8)

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An unholy crime. An undiscovered body. An unrepentant killer...Dance with Death explores sex, jealousy and murder in a remote Turkish village - a riveting crime novel from award winning Barbara Nadel. The perfect read for fans of Adrian Magson and Mario Giordano. 'Part of its appeal is the exotic settings and characters, especially the colourful little cameos which remain in the memory' - Sunday Telegraph A body is discovered in a cave in the remote region of Cappadocia, Turkey. The woman died of gunshot wounds, and her corpse has lain undisturbed for twenty years. Who is she and who killed her? Inspector Ikmen is summoned from Istanbul to investigate but discovers a complex web of intrigue. Was it her boyfriend, driven mad by love, or her husband, believing she would never bear the son he wanted so badly? When it is revealed the girl was pregnant when she died, the whispers and accusations increase. Ikmen, stifled among a rural community thriving on legend, folklore and intrigue, begins to think he will never see clearly through the lies surrounding this case. One thing, however, is clear: the past is as potent as the present.What readers are saying about Dance with Death:'Great insight into the problems of a country still divided by different traditions and approaches to the 21st century' 'Another intriguing investigation for Inspector Ikmen''Rich in atmosphere and characterisation'

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Deadly Web (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 7)

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Petrified (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 6)

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Harem (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 5)

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A killer with means but no motive, and the body count is rising... Love and greed make a deadly combination in the riveting ninth crime novel in Barbara Nadel's Inspector Ikmen series. A Passion for Killing is the perfect read for fans of Adrian Magson and Donna Leon.'Nadel's novels take in all of Istanbul - the mysterious, the beautiful, the hidden, the banal... Fascinating' - Scotland on Sunday A serial killer is stalking the streets of Istanbul, seemingly targeting gay men. A man is found dead in a hotel room, a single stab wound in his heart. Could he be a victim of the 'Peeper'?Inspector Mehmet Suleyman is assigned to the case, and is shocked to discover that the victim's body has been delivered to forensics entirely 'clean'. Has someone tampered with vital evidence? Meanwhile a young carpet dealer, on the brink of a huge sale, is discovered in the mangled remains of his Jeep, a bullet between his shoulder blades. The deal would have made him - the carpet he wanted to sell used to belong to Lawrence of Arabia. Did the young salesman know too much? Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Suleyman uncover an incredible story and quickly realise that behind even the most respectable facade lurk passion, savagery and madness...What readers are saying about A Passion for Killing:'A well-plotted thriller with a large cast of regular characters with whom you can empathise with''Great page turner''This doesn't fail to keep up the pace and intrigue found in the others [from the Inspector Ikmen series]'

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After the Mourning (Francis Hancock Mystery 2)

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Last Rights (Francis Hancock Mystery 1)

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Barbara Nadel

How deeply can you bury a crime?Critically acclaimed crime writer Barbara Nadel introduces undertaker Francis Hancock in the first of her brilliant World War Two crime series. Last Rights is perfect for fans of Elly Griffiths and Nicola Upson. 'Gripping and unusual detective story... vivid and poignant' - Literary Review October 1940. The London borough of West Ham is in the grip of yet another night of bombing, and undertaker Francis Hancock is in the grip of yet another night of temporary insanity.A veteran of World War One, Francis is forced by the nightly air raids to relive the trauma of the trenches, and all he can do is try to outrun the horrific flashbacks. So when he sees a man lurching through the rubble, screaming about being stabbed but with no visible wound, Francis dismisses it at the ravings of another lost soul... until the man's body turns up at his funeral parlour, two days later. Suspecting foul play, Francis feels compelled to discover what really happened that night - but he finds himself pitted against violent thugs, an impenetrable network of lies and his own fragile sanity.What readers are saying about Last Rights:'Nadel brings the horrors of the Blitz straight home to the reader in a very readable way that no history book or documentary could come close''Tight, disciplined and very interesting novel''A good, atmospheric read for those of us who enjoy a good murder'

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Sure and Certain Death

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