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A Knife to the Heart (Ikmen Mystery 21)

A Knife to the Heart (Ikmen Mystery 21)

The twenty-first chilling Istanbul crime thriller starring Çetin Ikmen, ‘the Morse of Istanbul’ (Daily Telegraph), from Silver Dagger Award-winning author Barbara Nadel. Not to be missed by fans of Donna Leon.

A derelict villa near Istanbul holds dark spirits, secrets and murder…

Retired inspector Çetin Ikmen must confront his demons to reveal the shocking truth behind a young girl’s death…

When historian Suzan Tan is asked to examine the contents of a derelict villa on the Bosphorus, she is intrigued to discover a Ouija board among the artefacts. Forty years ago, a young girl was found with a knife in her heart in this villa. It is said that before her death this very Ouija board spelled out her name.The verdict was suicide – but what if it was a brutal act of murder and her killer was still walking free?
Suzan asks Ikmen to solve the case, and despite his reluctance to get involved, he soon finds himself drawn into the mystery. With the help of his friend Inspector Süleyman, Ikmen delves into Istanbul’s dark underbelly to uncover a terrifying tale of secrets, lies and murder.



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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 16th May 2019

Price: £20.99

ISBN-13: 9781472254603

Reviews

Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric
Guardian
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
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
Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant
Literary Review
Praise for Barbara Nadel's novels: 'Intelligent and captivating'
Sunday Times