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On the Bone (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 18)

A gripping Istanbul-based crime thriller

By Barbara Nadel

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The eighteenth novel in the critically acclaimed Inspector Ikmen series from Silver Dagger Award-winning author Barbara Nadel.

The brand-new Istanbul crime thriller staring Inspector Cetin Ikmen, 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph), from Barbara Nadel. ON THE BONE is perfect for fans of Donna Leon.

In Istanbul - the golden city on the Bosphorus - ancient myths and modern evils are at work...

On a buzzing street in the fashionable district of Beyoglu, a young man drops dead. Ümit Kavas's death was natural but the autopsy betrays a shocking truth: his last meal was human flesh.

Under desperate pressure from their superiors, Inspector Cetin Ikmen and his colleague Mehmet Süleyman begin their most obscure investigation yet. How did Ümit Kavas, apparently a good, liberal man, come to partake in the greatest taboo of all? Did he act alone? And who was his victim?

Soon they find themselves embroiled in a dark web of underground worlds: of Turkey's old secular elite; a community of squatters; and a new gastronomy scene breaking every boundary. But where does the truth lie?

Biographical Notes

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

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  • ISBN: 9781472213822
  • Publication date: 02 Jun 2016
  • Page count: 352
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Intelligent and captivating — Sunday Times
Inspector Çetin Ikmen is one of detective fiction's most likeable investigators, despite his grumpy and unsociable character...think of him as the Morse of Istanbul — Daily Telegraph
Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric — Guardian
The delight of Nadel's books is the sense of being taken beneath the surface of an ancient city... We look into the alleyways and curious dark quarters of Istanbul, full of complex characters and louche atmosphere — Independent
Nadel's evocation of the shady underbelly of modern Turkey is one of the perennial joys of crime fiction — Mail on Sunday
Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant — Literary Review
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