Body Count (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 16)
A chilling murder mystery on the dark streets of Istanbul
By Barbara Nadel
Follow Inspector Çetin Ikmen into the dangerous streets of Istanbul in the thrilling crime novel from Silver Dagger award-winning writer Barbara Nadel
Any bloody death will lead Inspectors Çetin Ikmen and Mehmet Süleyman out onto the dark streets of Istanbul. On 21 January, a half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabasi poses a particularly frustrating and gruesome mystery. But as the months pass and the violence increases, it turns into a hunt for that rare phenomenon in the golden city on the Bosphorus: a serial killer.
Desperate to uncover the killer's twisted logic as the body count rises, Ikmen and Süleyman find only more questions. How are the victims connected? What is the significance of the number 21? And how many Istanbullus must die before they find the answers?
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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02 Jan 2014
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The Morse of Istanbul — Daily Telegraph
Intelligent and captivating — The Sunday Times
Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric — Guardian
Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant — Literary Review
Wake up and smell the coffee, the tobacco and the other rich smells permeating the huddled streets of Istanbul, the superbly drawn backcloth to Nadel's intelligent bestsellers featuring grumpy Inspector Cetin Ikmen and sidekick Inspector Mehmet Suleyman — Peterborough Telegraph
Another atmospheric thriller from a talented author and detective team — Lancashire Evening Post